Sunday, 14 April 2013

Book Blitz- Drowning In You by Rebecca Berto Review and Giveaway

Secretly crushing

Crushed by a tragedy

Charlee May’s been crushing on Dexter Hollingworth since she was fifteen. Five years later, a horrific skiing disaster at Mason’s Ski Lift Resort leaves her millionaire dad critically injured and her mom dead at the hands of Dexter operating the lifts. Charlee is suddenly the sole caretaker for her little brother while their world falls apart. 

Dexter couldn’t be more different from Charlee. He’s tattooed, avoids exclusive relationships and his Dad has a fair share of illegal dealings. With Dexter’s reputation, almost everyone believes he planned the Mason’s skiing disaster.

And after all these years he’s still crushing on Charlee May, the girl who’s too good for him.

When this cruel twist of fate ties Charlee’s family and Dexter’s reputation together, Charlee and Dexter wonder if their feelings are reciprocated, while Dexter discovers his dad is trying to steal the May’s millionaire fortune. 

But like an addiction, one look, one touch, one taste—they’re hooked no matter the consequences.

Disclaimer: Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content and crude language.

Cover:  Strongly reminds me of Waiting For You by J. Lynn.  
I love the black and white, couple embracing new adult cover trend..  Really like this cover.

I had such high expectations for this book but sadly it just wasn't as good as I was hoping for.
Don't get me wrong, it was still a good New Adult novel, but I had a few issues.
I felt there was too much going on.  The author tried to include too mnay issues, too many plot lines that in the end it felt crammed whilst nothing was properly executed.
We have Charlee's parent's deaths. Dexter's supposed guilt, their 'romance', his diabetes, an almost love triangle, his father's involvement in the accident, Dexter's younger brothers death, etc.  I feel that at least half of these weren't needed, as a lot of them weren't even really resolved.
Rosa is supposedly Charlee's best friend but she just seems to be there to make it look like Charlee does actually have some friends because we only see her a couple of times and she basically does next to nothing.  
I got a little tired of 'I lke you but I'm not good for you' from Dexter, and the 'I'm attracted to him but I have to much other stuff going on that I shouldn't' from Charlee.
It took them FOREVER to get anywhere i their relationship.  That part was so frustrating.  Build up is great, but this was too much.
Over all the premise was good, but I was so overloaded that I didn't know what the main plotline of this novel was supposed to be.
I did enjoy the chemistry but it was just too drawn out.
3/5 stars.


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