Author: Mary Lindsey
Genre: paranormal, romance.
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: November 7th, 2017
Spending all his life moving from shelter to shelter with his drug addict mother, Rain is as tough as they come- and knows all about survival. When he is shipped off to New Wurzburg to live with an aunt he never knew he had, his whole life is thrown into disarray. While it isn’t the skinheads or gangs he’s used to, there is still something going on in the small town- and it revolves around the strongest, most beautiful girl he’s ever met.
Freddie Burkhart is different than any other girl he’s ever met- in so many ways. As he grows closer to her, he finds that she and everyone he cares about might be in danger. Can he protect his new family and find a safe haven?
I know the summary’s a bit vague but I didn’t want to give too much away. I will say that this book is being likened to Twilight- which other than the paranormal aspect- I don’t really see. Rain in no Bella- he is strong, opinionated, courageous and wicked smart. And Freddie is no Edward- save the fact that she wants to protect those she loves.
There were some great characters, and I really liked the dynamics between them. The plot was interesting , and I felt the book as a whole was well done. On the other hand, this was an overtly sexual book for one labeled as YA… I have to admit, I don’t care for that as a rule. Too many books for teens glorify the sexual act, making it not just “cool” but necessary as a part of growth- like you should be doing it at this time. I just don’t think that is necessary. For me that drops this down to a four star book.
On the adult content scale, as I said above there is a lot of sexual content, that along with language and violence gives this one a seven. I would not give this to my niece.
I was lucky enough the receive an eARC of this book from Netgalley and Entangled Publishing. My thanks.
The book is out now, have you read it?
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