Friday, March 28, 2014

Senseless Attraction Review...

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Synopsis

Three parts. Two points of views.
Never one to care what others think, seventeen-year-old, Mt. Henry High School student, Skylar James, is content with it that way. That is until she's assigned her history partner, rich-boy Kane.
Being invisible at Rushton High School, is just how seventeen-year old Alexandra Harmony likes it. That is until she's asked to tutor bad-boy Tristan.
What does it take to make opposite yet parallel lives collide
Senseless Attraction.

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Excerpt

Skylar:
“Tell me about it. I wish I caught some very long lasting disease over the weekend, and then I wouldn't have to deal with being matched up with a partner in History today.”

Skylar:
“Yeah, hi. I'm, um, Skylar,” I uttered looking at him for the first time. He was your usual jock type; tall broadly built, short dark brown hair that hung too long in the front, nice warm golden eyes. Nice? Warm? Where did I pull that from?

Skylar:
“Kane, Kane wait. I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said that.” I grabbed his arm to stop him. He turned, grabbed my shoulders and kissed me. It was only a short kiss, but God-all-mighty I felt it right down to my toes. Imagine if he had of used tongue. “And I shouldn't have done that,” He said and continued to walk off. Alexandra: I couldn't help it, I gaped. Was she serious? Me, help Tristan, with Math’s. Me in a room alone with Tristan. Me?

Alexandra:
“You don't like me do you?” He asked. I paused what I was doing and looked at him. “I don't know you. Anyway, would you really care if I didn't?” He shrugged and stood. “I guess not. See you tomorrow, Alex,” He said and left.

Alexandra:
Tristan laughed pulling me close again into his embrace. “You cannot tell me that was your first kiss.” That made me laugh and blush. “Well no, but you’re the second.” “Hmm, I think I like that.” He grinned a big toothy grin which made my insides curl.


Reviewed by Erycka:

Having never read anything by Ms. Rose prior to Senseless Attraction, I went into this story with no expectations. Which was a good thing. Understanding that this is a YA book, I understand the heavy petting and kissing with no sex. But the hours of making out without going any further seems a bit unrealistic.

The pairing of opposites is nothing new. However, I did appreciate that Lila gave a bit of a spin to her “rich” and “bad” boy characters.

Overall, the premise of the story was cute. Because I had a difficult time differentiating whether the story took place in the south (Skylar’s use of “momma” and “in my most southern voice”) or in Europe (use of European English), along with the spelling and grammatical errors, for me, it took away from the storyline.

3.5 stars

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Lila Rose lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing she's trying to control her mob from killing each other and helping her husband with the family business. Lila Has always dabbled in writing, though, only recently will have her debut novel Holding Out released in December 2013. Then she'll just need to find time to bring out more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series.

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