Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Stand Alone
Published: February 25, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!
It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.
Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever.
It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk?
Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?
I need to admit, right out front, that normally, I'm not one to read books that have anything to do about cheating. I loathe them on principle alone but every now and then, one will come along that will completely capture my attention, and not only hold it, but make it impossible to put the story down.
And while when I picked this up, I didn't realize it contained any sort of cheating or O honestly wouldn't have started it, I couldn't help but read it after the very first chapter. I was completely caught up in the story from the very beginning and instead of putting the book down in disgust, I stayed up until four in the morning reading it because, I just had to know how it all ended.
I'm not going to say very much more about this story, other than I loved all of the characters and I was sad that some of them were hurt and sad that some weren't, but more than anything, I will leave you with this, even if you don't like these sort of reads, even if cheating, like me, usually leave you frustrated and disgusted, take a chance on this one. It was worth it.
Well written, mesmerizing, great characters, and a good storyline, are all things that will keep you reading, keep you flipping through the pages.
Well hell, now I HAVE to read this. I love cheating! Not really. I don't mind it in book though, mostly to see how it's handled. Sometimes I like that ice pick to the heart feeling it gives without having to actually experience it. lol. Totally wish listing it.ReplyDelete
It's lendable! Let me know when you want to read it. ;)Delete
Since I don't mind cheating in books I will totally be checking this one out - Added to my TBR- Great review!!ReplyDelete
I really don't like cheating in my books, either. It makes me feel uncomfortable and I just find it harder to relate to the characters.ReplyDelete
I do think it can be handled in such a way that works, it just really depends on the situation.
I am glad this one worked out for you in spite of the cheating, Ali! :)
Rashika @ The Social Potato
Normally I so don't but even though I hate to say it, it just worked in this one.Delete
Cheating is the one thing that I absolutely cannot stand in my books. Even if I'm enjoying a book and one of the characters winds up cheating on the other (especially their love interest), then I wind up disliking the book.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that this was such a captivating read for you though, Ali!
I totally understand Nick, I am usually the same way!Delete
Hm. I need to know more about this cheating Ali. Typically I'm with Nick and can't deal with cheating at all, but if it's more that one of them is already with someone else when they get together I can deal. I cannot deal if they cheat on one another. *shakes fist at them just thinking about it* So glad this was good enough that the cheating didn't bother you!ReplyDelete
I know how you feel Jenny, I really do! I usually am the same way, trust me!Delete
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I like the whole drama in a cheating book XD But your review throws a great light on the book, that you really enjoyed it! Reading about someone in a motorcycle club would be interesting.ReplyDelete
Escaping Through Ink
This really was an interesting read! It wasn't in a motorcycle club though, he just road them in sport/competition. ;)Delete
I dunno, I'm not a fan of drama and/or cheating, but I glad you enjoyed Blindness!ReplyDelete
Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger
I'm usually not either but I did really like this for some reason LOL!Delete
I'm convinced. Thanks for sharing and like you I'm not for cheating but I trust you too!ReplyDelete
Ahh thanks Debbie! <3Delete
A conflicting story - sometimes, they do turn out the best sort of kind :) I'm curious, but since my pile is so high already... Sigh. A definite maybe. Brilliant review!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the warning on the cheating, for those that don't like those! That's great you still gave it a shot when you found out and ended up really liking it. It can be done well or at least interesting! :)ReplyDelete
That is very true!Delete
I love this cover!!! I don't usually like NA romance covers but this one is brilliant and has me curious about what's inside. I don't know that I've read a book with cheating but I suppose being angry and frustrated and whatever can sometimes be a good thing when you're reading.ReplyDelete
It can be. ;)Delete
Ah yes it's always a bit tricky when it's about cheating. But it's great that you had a good time there.ReplyDelete
Ugh...I hate cheating....So much. I'm not saying I don't read it, I just hate it...This sounds sooo good though. Choices, choices choices :). Great review though :)ReplyDelete
I usually do too but these two were just meant to be together. ;)Delete
I don't like cheating in books, but it kind of depends though. But since you enjoyed this, I might give it a go. Lovely review, Ali!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I am like you, so now you have me really curious Ali. Glad this paid off for you :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kim, I am too!Delete
Well written, and mesmerizing. I might be able to get into this one!ReplyDelete
Woot! I hope you do!Delete
I don't mind cheating in fiction either (real life is another thing), but it's good you mentioned it in your review. I'm all curious now about this one!ReplyDelete
I hope you like it if you try it!Delete
You have me curious. Cheating isn't a favorite subject but if it involves a really unhappy marriage between two people that should never have married-then I can kind of, maybe, sorta, see it? It's a hard subject for sure. Just not sure. But I am glad you liked it :)ReplyDelete
They weren't married in this, which was nice and the two that ended up together, really did belong together. ;)Delete
Awesone Review, glad you gave it a try despite your reservations on cheating!!ReplyDelete
Tori @ InToriLex
I don't like books about cheating, but your review has me intrigued...ReplyDelete
I normally don't either but this really was well done.Delete
I really enjoyed this book to. I don't like cheating either, but I thought Ginger Scott pulled things together really well in this book. I really like Ginger's books and have read most of them. Great review!!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it too Ellen! I need to read more of her books.Delete
I was really taken by that cover, and was getting ready to one-click the shizz out of this book. Until you mentioned the cheating part, that is.ReplyDelete
Don't let that stop you, it really wasn't that bad!Delete
I agree, cheating books are not for me. But there are a few that just get you no matter what your reservations. The Replacement was like that for me.ReplyDelete
I haven't read that one, I might need to try it as well. ;)Delete
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