According to Plan by Erica Damon
Published: November 9, 2022
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Erica Damon is a writer, equestrian, and artist living in Western Massachusetts. She calls herself compulsively creative, and that has led to a collection of ‘what ifs?’ in her back pocket. A self-directed degree from UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College furthered her exploration outside of the ordinary. That same sense of wonder weaves its way into her fiction. If she’s not writing, she’s likely out riding horses while the ideas swirl in the background.
“You can do this.”
Laura lives a routine life. Not exciting, but she’s going through the motions. When she hires a new assistant, she has high hopes that he will be a benefit to her work. Until he asks her out. And refuses to accept No as an answer.
This was such a scary book. The central theme is something that so many women have to deal with daily, and it is presented so powerfully here.
I loved Laura. You feel her fear, insecurity, self-doubt, and desperation. But you also feel her strength and determination. Jared was a terrifying character. Like most mediocre men, he has an inflated ego and feels better and more intelligent than everyone else.
The cat and mouse game was intense and so disturbing. The way the story unfolded was poetically traumatizing, but an accurate depiction of what infatuation can look like.
I devoured this story, unable to look away from the terror as it played across the page. This was beautifully written and so empowering. I love that Laura found herself and her strength when she needed to the most.
This was a powerful book, written in alternating perspectives, and it will captivate you from start to finish.