Expected Publication Date : October 1st, 2013
Rating : 5/5 stars
Short summary(from Goodreads) : After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?
Review : I normally really don't read much contemporary, I prefer supernatural and paranormal, things that go bump in the night, demons and all that stuff, you guys can tell from my review archive the amount of contemporary I've read is minimal at best.
Sadly, I probably would have never read this unless I got it at BEA, I'm so glad I did! Someone mentioned there was a galley drop at a booth halfway across the BEA floor, I was in line for a signing at the time, and a few book bloggers who were also in line were complaining about how they wanted it, and so I had them hold my place in line and I ran up and nabbed a few copies of Wild Cards. I gave a couple to the bloggers who held my place in line, and kept one, and have another for a giveaway I will be holding soon(more on that later this week or next week!).
OK, so now to the actual review!
This book was really, really good. It's one of those books that you can't stop reading and you need to keep reading and don't want to put it down, I even read through dinner once with it, which is something I never do. It hooked me at the first chapter, and made me keep reading.
It also has a lot of character development, I loved the characters and felt like Ms. Elkeles did an amazing job with them, they were like real people, it was truly a treat to read.
This book is highly recommended to y'all, it really was one of the best books I've read in 2013, and I'm 99% sure it is the first book in a series(I didn't know this until I saw it on Goodreads, haha), and if it is, I will definitely be buying the other books as soon as they come out.
Sorry if my review wasn't very good, this is the first one I've wrote in a month or two so I'm still a bit rusty, haha, I will close though with again telling you guys you have to read this, I highly recommend it!
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