Review/Interview: 16 Things I Thought Were True – Janet Gurtler

I was lucky enough to get to review this book and interview Janet Gurtler for the blog tour for 16 Things I Thought Were True. After the review please check out my question and answer section with Janet. I want to thank her for the time she took to answer my questions and to share a little bit more about her process and thoughts with all of you ABCers. I really hope you pick this book up and enjoy it. Or really anything by Janet for that matter(PSSST, I’m Not Her is still my favorite book of hers. ;-)) Okay, on to the review and interview.

Review/Interview: 16 Things I Thought Were True – Janet GurtlerSixteen Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Published by Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Published: 2014
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three-half-stars

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue

When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...

Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue

Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?

5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue

With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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I always get excited when I see a new book from Janet Gurtler and 16 Things I Thought Were True was no different. The concept seemed somewhat unique but with a familiarity. And who doesn’t love a good road trip. But as much as I enjoyed this book there were things/parts that just didn’t do it for me. I’m not sure if it’s because I was so in love with I’m Not Her and nothing will live up to that level, or if it was how some things were dealt with. Either way, I liked this book, didn’t love it.

16 Things I Thought Were True is about Morgan, an 18 year old girl that made a silly mistake and is dealing with the repercussions from it. She’s working for the summer and trying to forget her humiliation, which isn’t easy. And when her mom suddenly has heart troubles she is left wondering what would happen to her if something were to happen to her mom as she never knew even the name of her dad. But when her mom tells her her dad’s name and that he lives only 4 hours, Morgan knows one thing. She needs to meet the man that abandoned her before she was born. Armed with a boat load of snacks, a cooler full of drinks, her hot 18 year old boss Adam, and chatty, unexpected friend Amy behind the wheel, Morgan is in for a trip she never expected and for some surprises along the way. Sometimes what you thought was true just isn’t.

I had some issues with Morgan at times while reading this book. I’m not 100% sure what it was! but she irked me with her poor me attitude. She definitely wasn’t an optimist by any stretch of the imagination. And I also found her harsh with her friends sometimes. She was definitely wrapped up in her own world which I got to an extent, but enough was enough. I did like Morgan with both her brother Jake and Adam. Adam may be one of the sweetest boys in YA lit. He was, simply put, amazing. And I liked him from the start. There was a complete ease to him that lightened things up. And I loved Morgan and her friendship with Amy. Oh, how much I loved Amy. She was bubbly and charming and endearing and spoke her mind. She talked too much, butted her nose into other people’s business and was slightly spoiled. But she also went with the punches. She took things as they happened and wasn’t afraid to be who she was. She also was fiercely loyal almost to a fault.

I guess one of the reasons this book was a 3 3/4 stars was the way things were dealt with in terms of Morgan’s father. I have very very very strong opinions when it comes to fathers and their place in the lives of their children and I didn’t like how this was handled. I understand the drama as there has to be some in a book to keep an air of mystery and tension, but how it played out in 16 Things I Thought Were True just didn’t work for me. I don’t want to say too much as I don’t want to give anything away, but it left a bad taste in my mouth and could have been handled in a different manner. And the end? Um yeah, so didn’t see that coming at all which kind of threw me for a loop which was both positive and negative. It happened so close to the end of the book that it was hard to process and understand how it all fit together and the purpose of it all. It threw me for a loop which is hard to do sometimes so that was the bonus to it because I 100% didn’t see it coming.

Essentially 16 Things I Thought Were True is another strong book by Gurtler. It had it’s string points and its not so strong points. It had a good message and a message I wasn’t a fan of. But in true Gurtler fashion it told an emotional story with characters that made you feel. I definitely am looking forward to what she has in store for us next.

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INTERVIEW

1) This is your 5th Young Adult book to come out since 2011. That is a lot of books in a short period of time. Each book has been pretty unique in its subject matter so where do you get your ideas from? What is you inspiration?

Janet: I actually cheated because one of my books, IF I TELL was already written when the first book came out.  That said, I have written a lot and it’s been so AWESOME. I get my inspiration from writing about things that matter to me.  My books always start with the characters except WHO I KISSED that was inspired by my son and his peanut allergy.   I try and write characters who are flawed because I think we all do some bad things, but that doesn’t necessarily make us bad people. I mean like stealing a pen from work, not murdering your husband bad.

I am by nature, a realist and I think that comes across in what I write.  Also, I think in my head I am a 16 year old girl, so it’s alarmingly easy for me to slip into that mindset.

2) In 16 Things I Thought Were True Morgan has a life changing event happen which is why she goes off to meet her father, Bob, for the first time. Morgan and Bob understandably have a complex relationship. Do you think you would react the same way that Morgan did in regards to finding her dad and everything that came after?

JG: I think Morgan was aching to have another person in her life.  She was trying to think she didn’t need other people but the near death of her mom made her realize how very alone she was, outside of the online relationships in her life. I think that a situation like Morgan’s and her dad’s would take a long time to work through. I relate to Morgan’s experience of wanting more from her dad, but not being sure how to ask for it or if she can even handle it. 

3) The end of 16 Things took an unexpected turn, at least for me anyway. Without giving anything away, what made you go in that direction? Was it hard to make that kind of decision?

JG: I had an epiphany one day. I was working on the story and all of sudden it was…. THAT THING HAS TO HAPPEN.  I tried to layer in hints along the way, subtle hints, and they are there if you look for them, but yes I think it does come as a shock for many. To me it needed to happen. It was part of Morgan’s story, that things sometimes happen that don’t make a lot of sense.  And you have to deal. 

4) Morgan, Adam and Amy(who I loved by the way!) go on a quick weekend road trip. If you could go to any 3 places in the US on a road trip, where would you go and why?

JG: I love Amy too. She was fun to write. I had to actually dial her back a bit because she kept trying to take over the story.  Honestly  I’d really like to go to most places in the USA on a plane because I honestly have driven to every province in Canada on road trips in my lifetime. And that’s a lot of land. Having said that I would choose:

Arizona.  It is WARM. There are pretty rocks. I like warmth and pretty rocks.

Texas:   Long road trip but it would be great. There are so many writers there, who, like Morgan I know on-line but have never met in person.

Vegas: It’s not that far from where I live. Relatively speaking. And it’s VEGAS.

5) Since the title is about things you thought were true, what is one thing you thought was true when you were Morgan’s age but found out when you were older it wasn’t?

JG: I thought I would never get married. Actually I kind of thought I’d never have a boy like me or ever have sex.  Turns out I was wrong.  😉

6) Totally not going to lie, reading this book made me eat a whole bag of Cheetos just by the power of suggestion. Have you ever craved a snack food from writing one of your books or reading someone else’s book?

JG: MMMmm. Cheeto’s. Lucky for me, salty snacks aren’t my weakness. Unlucky for me, chocolate and sweets are.  I crave them all the time.  Just answering this question has made me thinking about the bag of chocolate chips that area in my pantry.  (sneaks off to have a handful)

7) And since I also blog about clothes and accessories and this book contains a road trip, what is the one item of clothing or accessory that you would never travel without? Basics aside of course. 🙂

JG: Yoga pants. All the better for eating snacks and not having to worry about bloating. And bracelets. I love wearing lots of bracelets.

 

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Review: Being Sloane Jacobs – Lauren Morrill

Review: Being Sloane Jacobs – Lauren MorrillBeing Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Published by Random House Publishing Group
Published: 2014
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four-stars

Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

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I really enjoyed Morrill’s first book Meant to Be so I was thrilled when I was approved on Netgalley for an early copy of Being Sloane Jacobs. I had fallen in love with the description because really who doesn’t love ice skating and hockey? And girls doing both? AWESOMENESS! Well I am pleased to report that Morrill lived up to the expectations from her first book and nailed Being Sloane Jacobs much in the way that I expected.

Being Sloane Jacobs is about 2 girls from 2 different backgrounds, with the same first and last name. First you have Sloane Emily, the good girl with the political family from DC. She was a figure skating star that chocked in a competition and is out to make return to the word of skating. And then there is Sloane Devon, the ice hockey star from Philadelphia that seems to have lost her mojo and is in a downward hockey spiral. Both girls have one thing in common besides their names and it is the drive to hide from their life. And when they have a chance encounter in a hotel in Canada they do exactly that and they switch places.  With the pressure off both girls find themselves in unknown situations and pressures they never expected that just might lead them to what they really want.

I basically devoured this book. It was one of those easy to read in a day kind of reads, not because it had no substance but because you were that entertained. Morrill managed to really transform both Sloane Emily and Sloane Devon simply be removing them from their comfort zones and inserting them into a world that was completely foreign to them. By doing this Sloane Emily found what it was like to not be so perfect and to not have the spot light on her. She learned how to work as a team. And Sloane Devon, she lightened up and wasn’t so hardcore as she had been in the beginning. Both girls adapted to their situations and made the best out of it without having the pressure they normally felt on their backs. It was truly enjoyable to see the character growth.

Was Being Sloane Jacobs a book that wasn’t filled with improbable situations, not really. I mean the whole thing was improbable. But it was filled with enough heart and romance and friendship and chance taking that in the end it didn’t matter whether or not either girl would be wildly successful in their new “life”. It was about more than that and I think Morrill did an excellent job of showcasing that. I would definitely recommend you pick this one up. I’m glad I did.

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Review/Interview: Broken – C.J. Lyons

Review/Interview: Broken – C.J. LyonsBroken by CJ Lyons
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Published: November 5th 2013
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three-stars

New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing to the very last page.

The only thing fifteen-year-old Scarlet Killian has ever wanted is a chance at a normal life. Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, she has never taken the school bus. Or giggled with friends during lunch. Or spied on a crush out of the corner of her eye. So when her parents offer her three days to prove she can survive high school, Scarlet knows her time is now... or never. Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with every slammed locker and every sideways glance in the hallway. But this high school is far from normal. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Broken is the story of 15 year old Scarlet Killian. Ever since Scarlet can remember she has been sick. She hasn’t been able to live a normal life like kids her age because she has Long QT and her heart can decide to kill her at any moment. Tired of being an outsider, different, Scarlet convinces her father and mother to let her prove herself and go to a normal high school for at least a week. Completely out of her element Scarlet is faced with bullying, friendships and crushes right off the bat. But she is also faced with the fact that her life may not be exactly what it seems and the further she digs the further she finds herself in possible serious trouble.

The thing about Broken is that I broke the cardinal rule of reading and I had an idea in my head as to what to expect. When I read the description I thought the book would go one way and when it went another it threw me off. But even thrown off I found comfort in a couple of things I didn’t expect, like the characters. Truthfully I loved the character of Scarlet. I normally get annoyed when the main character is as naive as Scarlet was, but for Broken it worked. I understood her naivety completely and it actually aids the story along. Here you have this girl that has been around sick kids and adults her whole life. She had no idea what she was in for when she entered high school. She knew what she saw on TV, but real life is totally different from TV and she learned that first hand. I loved seeing her stand up for herself and I loved seeing when she was afraid to. The friendships she made were kind of instant, but I understood that too based off the people she connected with as they were all just looking for a place in life. She was by far my favorite part of this book which helped as she was the focus.

I also enjoyed the character of Tony. He was just a sweet boy and exactly the kind of person Scarlet needed in her life. He was a little know it all like at times which was slightly annoying, but he was a smart kid so I kind of accepted it as a personality trait. But besides that, from his first meeting with Scarlet to his meeting with Scarlet’s mother, to his place in Scarlet’s life, I really just liked Tony in general. Like I said, he was smart, but he was sensitive too. And he didn’t shy away from awkward situations or doing the right thing even if it was the hard thing.

Even going into this book with a different idea in my head than the finished product Broken is a definitely a story of self-discovery, growing up and taking control of your own life. A true contemporary with a side of mystery thrown in and a hint of personal touch since the disease is something that is close to the author’s real life. It is a fast read that will definitely keep readers trying to figure out what is going on and with some very likable characters. I say give it a shot and go in with no expectations and see what you come out with.

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Interview:
1) A pediatric ER doctor to a writer is a big career change. What made you make the jump?
CJ: Actually I was a storyteller and writer long before I even dreamed of becoming a doctor. I wrote my first novel in high school and two more SF/F novels in med school. But I never seriously considered writing as a career until I made my first sale to a publisher. Then when I realized I had a chance to make a new dream come true, I took the leap of faith and left medicine to write full time. It was scary (terrifying, actually!) but so far, so good!

2) Broken is about a 15 year old girl with Long QT, a disease that hit close to home for you as your niece has it. How hard was it to write a book under those circumstances? Did you put personal experience aside or add it into the story?
CJ: It wasn’t hard to write—but it was very difficult to wait and see if my niece approved, lol! (She did, with the caveat that I tell everyone that she is nothing like Scarlet. Abby is almost the opposite, fiercely independent and refuses to let her heart condition hold her back from anything she wants.)

I included as much personal experience as possible—the characters and who they are always come first, but if I can infuse them with a little extra dose of reality, I don’t mind borrowing from my own life.

3) Broken is your first Young Adult(YA) novel. Did you find it different to write for a younger target audience? Was it easier or harder?
CJ: I can actually go a lot darker and edgier with the YA books—and be so much more emotionally honest than in my adult novels. Grownups usually read more for straight entertainment and escapism while kids also enjoy the vicarious thrills of facing the worst possible moment and surviving.

4) Sticking with the YA theme, do you plan to write anymore YA books in the future or was Broken a one time only plan?
CJ: I loved writing BROKEN so much that I’ve already written a second YA—this one much darker and aimed at a slightly older age range since it deals with the more mature theme of sexual coercion. Our working title is DAMAGED (that might change) and it’s due out next year.

5) And now a little book curiosity: What are you currently reading? What is on your to be read list” And what is your current favorite book?
CJ: I usually read several books at once, often a few nonfiction research books mixed with fiction. Right now I’m re-reading The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy; I just finished Endless, the fourth book in the Embrace series; and Straightling, a memoir recounting a girl’s time in a juvenile treatment facility.

6) Finally, since my blog also has a fashion aspect, I must ask: What is the one item in your closet that you couldn’t live without?
CJ: My Archipedia ankle boots—love, love, love them! Sexy yet comfortable and they go with anything—I’ve walked miles and miles in them and they’re as comfy as sneakers!

About CJ Lyons

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-one novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

Winner of the International Thriller Writers coveted Thriller Award, CJ has been called a "master within the genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as "breathtakingly fast-paced" and "riveting" (Publishers Weekly) with "characters with beating hearts and three dimensions" (Newsday).

 

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Playing Chase – Julie Prestsater: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today I am taking part of the blog tour for Julie Prestsater’s newest book in the Against the Wall Series, Playing Chase. After the review you will find a link to the giveaway and the list of prizes. Julie writes fun young adult and adult romances that will keep you entertained for hours and you should definitely check them out.

playingTitle: Playing Chase [Amazon]
Author:  Julie Prestsater [books]
Publisher: Self Published
Genre:  Adult Contemporary
Source/Type: Author/eGalley
Stars: 4 of 5

Book Description:
There are many words that have been used to describe Chase Marino: cheater, backstabber, dirt bag, heart breaker. He earned those titles cheating on his high school love Shelly and his co-worker Summer. He broke both their hearts and knows it’s his lot in life to make it up to them somehow. But while the ladies intend to make his life miserable, Chase is pretty good at doing it to himself. With his dad around treating him like a frat brother rather than a son, it’s easy for Chase to beat himself up over the shameful mistakes he made in the past.

That is until Tiffany Gutierrez, the new student teacher arrives. Feeling an immediate attraction to the young beauty Chase does everything in his power to fight it and do the right thing for once. But when Tiffany shows the attraction is mutual all bets are off. Chase soon realizes that while he’s teaching Tiffany how to be a good teacher, he’s learning a thing or two from her as well. Maybe it’s time to move on and let go of the past and realize that he may just deserve a real shot at love.

My Thoughts:
So I’m a lucky kid. I got to read this book back and June when Julie was still drafting it. That’s what happens when you are friends with the author. And yes, that is my disclaimer. I am friends with the author. Just getting that out there so you know, but also know that my thoughts on this story have nothing to do with that friendship. I genuinely enjoyed this book.

When Julie first told me that she was going to write a 4th book in the Against the Wall series and it was going to be about Chase, I basically wanted to slap her upside the head and tell her no! Chase had to have been the worst character ever in the other 3 books. I really really hated him and how he treated Shelly and Summer. He was the biggest jerk ever. But in pure Julie fashion, she made me a believer in Chase. And by the end of Playing Chase I actually liked him and thought he was just misunderstood and it was a product of his environment that he did stupid things.

Playing Chase is the story of Chase Marino, the cheater that broke Shelly’s heart in Against the Wall and Summer’s heart in Straddling the Edge. He is selfish and a dirt bag and deserves everything he gets thrown at him from Summer, Shelly and Shelly’s best friend Mel. He knows this and has resigned himself to the fact that they plan to make his life miserable. Until Tiffany Gutierrez, his new student teacher, enters the picture. Fighting his immediate attraction to her Chase does everything he can to stay away because he knows his pattern and what he does to the women he cares about. But as Tiffany gets closer to him he starts to rethink his position and the reasons he does the same thing over and over to the women he supposedly loves.

Really Playing Chase is the epitome of a growth story. Although Chase was only a background-ish character in the first couple of books, he was a huge part of the story. Without him the girls wouldn’t have found their loves. But Chase was also just a horrible person. But Playing Chase really changes that. When you finally get to see Chase’s home life and inside his head you start to see him as a person and I think that was the truly remarkable part of this book. Without that you wouldn’t get to see the real Chase. The Chase that has feelings and worries about hurting other people. And the chemistry between Tiffany and him is so so good. I actually found myself, for the first time since meeting him, cheering him on and wanting him to get the girl and that is all thanks to Julie’s incredible story telling. She got it and made sure her readers got it.

Basically this fourth and final(?) book in the Against the Wall series was a nice finish to a fun tale of teachers and what happens outside the classroom. I loved how everything came together and how it all worked as a whole. Julie brought us on a fun and unforgettable journey that I enjoyed and I think you will too.

 

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Julie is a high school teacher by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she’s not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers.   Visit Julie at her website http://juliepbooks.com/   Follow Julie on Twitter @juliepbooks

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Blog Tour: Criminal – Terra Elan McVoy and a Giveaway{CLOSED}

Welcome to the next stop on the Terra Elan McVoy blog tour that has been hosted by Shanyn over at Chick Loves Lit. At the bottom you will see a list of other stops on the tour. Please check them out and see other people’s thoughts on this book. Along with the tour is a chance to enter a giveaway to win a signed copy of Terra Elan McVoy’s newest book Criminal. Thanks to WordPress, my blog host, I am unable to post the fancy widget for Rafflecopter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enter. Please click on this link for your chance to win. Trust me, it’s worth the click ABCers. It’s a great book. Okay, on with the review.

Blog Tour: Criminal – Terra Elan McVoy and a Giveaway{CLOSED}Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
Published by Simon Pulse
Published: April 8th 2014
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Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing.

So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime – a crime that ends in murder – Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing can break them apart. Not the police. Not the arrest that lands Nikki in jail. Not even the investigators who want her to testify against him.

But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about?

Nikki’s love for Dee is supposed to be unconditional…but even true love has a limit. And Nikki just might have reached hers.

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Let me start by saying I find Terra Elan McVoy a fascinating writer. I’ve read every one of her books and with every book she has surprised me. I find that she doesn’t it into a certain category like some writers do. She writes what she feels and goes with it. From Pure, to After the Kiss, to The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, to Being Friends with Boys; each one is a different story that by no way follows a certain formula, and her newest book, Criminal, fits in perfectly. It’s grittier than her other stories, with a darker tone, but still fabulous.

Criminal is the story of Nikki, a girl that lives a hard life, but thinks she has the perfect boyfriend in Dee. Dee claims he loves Nikki and even has a tattooed “N” right over his heart. Nikki would do anything for Dee and does by helping him with a crime that ends in murder. Refusing to see the truth about her boyfriend and the choices she made Nikki continuously lies to herself and the people that have been by her side. And when she ends up in jail for Dee’s crimes she must decide just how much to support the person that may have been the worst decision she has ever made.

Nikki kind of broke my heart in this book. She was such a lost little girl that was just dying to be loved and Dee made her feel that love. Her father was gone, her mother was a joke of a mother and she had no other family. Nikki was desperate for stability and it was blatantly obvious with how she clung on to Dee when all the signs where there showing just how much bad news he was. It made me really sad for her because she was such a bright, smart, tough girl, but she became a stereotype and wrecked her life over essentially a major loser. It pained me how naïve this poor girl was when it came to life and when it came to love, but the great thing about this book was watching Nikki grow. McVoy did an awesome job showing the growth of Nikki from a love stung puppet to a woman that learned what was right and wrong and that Dee was no good for her. And that is what made this book so great in my eyes.

I also found the plot to be very well thought out and even paced. Nothing happened too quickly and Nikki’s reactions to things that were revealed was right on. I believed that she didn’t think she did anything wrong and that she didn’t think she would get arrested. I loved how loyal she felt to Bird and how that played into her motivation for trying to do the right thing. Everything just worked really well together and I think that is what makes McVoy such a remarkable author and a chameleon of sorts. I  don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

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