Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ultracompetitive Brynn from The Summer of Firsts and Lasts craves swimming victory—and gets in over her head—in this irresistible novel from Terra Elan McVoy.
Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends at school. Not the gnawing grief over her fallen hero father. Not the strained relationship with her absent mother and clueless stepdad. In the turquoise water, swimming is an escape and her ticket to somewhere—anywhere—else. And nothing will get in her way of claiming victory.
But when the competitive streak follows Brynn out of the pool in a wickedly seductive cat-and-mouse game between herself, her wild best friend, and a hot new college swimmer, Brynn’s single-mindedness gets her in over her head, with much more than a trophy to lose.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Brynn lives to swim, and she always wants to be the best.
When some new guys join her swimming practice, and her best friend immediately connects with one of them, Brynn isn’t sure how she feels about it, until the same guy then makes a pass at her.
Who will get the guy? And does Brynn really care about anything other than swimming?
This was an okay book, but I did lose interest.
Brynn was an okay character, it was obvious how much she loved swimming, and she had a real drive to do well. It’s a shame this drive wasn’t the same for the rest of her life though, as she really didn’t care about her education, and she wasn’t all that great a friend either. At times Brynn seemed a total loose-cannon, and she really was a bit all-or-nothing. I suppose this could be seen as an addictive personality, as she really was all in with her swimming.
The storyline in this was okay, but I did lose interest. Other than the boyfriend drama, not a lot really happened, and I got bored. The swimming bits were okay, although there weren’t really many of them, and I didn’t really get why Brynn always seemed to want to have sex after she finished swimming practice.
The romance in this turned into a bit of a love triangle, and again, Brynn wasn’t a very good friend to be snogging her best friend’s boyfriend behind her back. For her to then be annoyed because her own boyfriend found out about it was a little off.
The end to this was okay, but I really had lost interest by then. I really felt like we didn’t get enough answers though, and the ending could have been much better, rather than the story basically just stopping.
Overall; I lost interest,
5 out of 10.