Thursday, 2 October 2014

Scratch by Rhonda Helms

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The most painful scars are the ones you never see.

In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she's reserved, practical-all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up. Like Casey, he's a senior. In every other way, he's her opposite.

Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can't fathom, he's intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that's messy and unpredictable. He doesn't know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach - or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.

Scratch by Rhonda Helms

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Scratch(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley.)

This was an okay story about one girl’s journey through her grief, and learning to accept who she was in order to move forward.

Casey was quite a closed-off person; she hid herself from other people all the time, and constantly held back. I hoped that once she got to know Daniel she wouldn’t hold everything back with him, but that really didn’t seem to be the case, and I really wanted her to let go a little!

The storyline in this was good, but I did find it a little difficult to stay focused. I wanted things to move along quicker and felt like Casey was a little stubborn at points, maybe I’m just impatient though, its quite possible!
There was romance in this, and at first I couldn’t quite get into the right mood to appreciate it. This did improve as the book went on though, and the sex scene was pretty steamy.

The ending to this was good, and I was pleased that Casey got as happy an ending as was possible given the situation.
Overall; interesting NA story about grief and self-acceptance,
6.5 out of 10.

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