I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade
on December 12th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: the author
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Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.
Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island’s infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she’s ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.
When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he’s gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she’s gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.
I am very much on the fence about this book. I finished it a few days ago, and I’m still mulling over my thoughts about it… but this could be one very good sign about the book! It has definitely made me rethink life choices! It is a spin off from the Preservation Series
, which I haven’t read yet. It has been on my to-read list for ages, and I’ll probably dig into it soon as I really enjoyed the author’s story telling style.
I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a bit of a cover whore. A gorgeous cover can have me drooling over a book, even before I know what it’s about. This is not one of those books. My husband tormented me mercilessly when he saw what I was reading, claiming that I was reading a trashy romance novel. This book is far from trashy, but I will admit that I was a little sad that the cover didn’t compare with the other Preservation covers. Those covers are ones that would catch my eye and make me pick it up on a whim, while this is one that I would most likely glaze over. Maybe I have just become desensitized to Pepe and Sztella
I can very much understand the appeal that this book has. The writing style is solid, and flows freely. The characters are easy to root for, likable even while they are flawed. I can easily recommend this book for romance lovers, and even contemp readers. There is just enough conflict to draw the reader forward, although there was never any doubt in my mind about whether or not they would end up together. I have a hard time giving it a higher rating simply because it had a few of my most disliked qualities in a book. Nothing big, just me being nitpicky. Like, it really gets under my skin when an author mentions popular novels or authors. In this case, it was 50 Shades. The mere mention of that title turns me off, and distracts me from the book I’m reading. I will automatically assume that I am supposed to draw parallels between the books, which in this case wasn’t a good thing.
This was my first Rachael Wade book, and I’m glad that I gave it a chance. I’m excited to read the rest of the series to see how the books crossover. Don’t forget to follow along with the tour HERE
to see what others thought about the book! 🙂
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com
, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.
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