Saturday, 5 September 2015

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Silas Hart has seriously shaken up Westlin Beck's small-town life. Brand new to town, Silas is different than the guys in Green Lake. He's curious, poetic, philosophical, maddening-- and really, really cute. But Silas has a sister-- and she has a secret. And West has a boyfriend. And life in Green Lake is about to change forever.

Truest is a stunning, addictive debut. Romantic, fun, tender, and satisfying, it asks as many questions as it answers.

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“That,” he whispered, “is how you should be kissed.”

This was a YA contemporary romance, which involved cheating.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of West, even if I liked her name. Whilst she might not have been aware that she was openly flirting with Silas, the way she spent so much time with him, and hugged him, and thought about him kissing her was a breach of trust, and no matter what she thought, that was emotionally cheating, before any actual physical cheating took place.

The storyline in this was about the love triangle between Silas, West, and West’s boyfriend Elliot, with a twin sister with a mental health problem thrown in (Silas’ twin sister). It seemed quite obvious to me where the romance angle was headed, and I wished that West would just break up with Elliot first, or stop flirting with Silas, because it seemed obvious that something was going to happen with Silas.

The ending to this was okay, although we got thrown a bit of a twist towards the end, which caused a certain person’s behaviour to be very upsetting in my opinion.

6 out of 10

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