by LD Crichton
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Goodreads: A young woman desperate to outrun her nightmare reluctantly falls straight into the arms of the one boy who might be able to wake her up in this sweet and sexy debut about finding love while confronting your demons.
After Emma Fletcher is viciously attacked and left for dead, she flees to her old childhood hometown where she’s confronted with bitter memories of her damaged past and alcoholic mother. Emma is determined to make her stay temporary and get out with minimal emotional damage. What she doesn’t count on is Tristan Banks: auto mechanic, coffee addict, and town hottie with dark secrets of his own.
Tristan’s track record of saving girls has historically led to failure. The last thing he needs is trouble in the form of a leggy brunette with an attitude, but when he starts to fall for Emma, Tristan realizes the only way he can save her is to help her save herself.
Kritters Thoughts: A young adult book and a mystery combined that for me just didn't hit the right spot. Emma Fletcher had something happened in her past and it has greatly affected her and she has decided to return home, not that home was the best and safe place to come from. Tristan Banks never left and has been trying to work his way up in life and in walks Emma.
The writing was just not great. It read fine, but was just ok. I wanted more from it - beginning, middle and end.
The other thing that didn't do it for me was the mystery part. I like my mysteries to take my breath away and I could tell where this was going from a long ways away and it was disappointing.
I would recommend this one to readers who are already fans of the young adult genre. As I don't read a ton in this genre, it takes a lot for one to stick out for me and for me to enjoy it.
Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more
Ebook 2017 Challenge: 8 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Simon and Schuster. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.