Friday, March 8, 2013

"You Got Me" Review


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Number of Pages: 222

Publisher: Self-Published

First Thoughts:

This was a touching story about overcoming your personal battles. Though I didn’t quite like it as much as “Don’t Tell” I still enjoyed the deep emotions and scenarios the characters were put through There was an edge to this that really got the reader to connect with Roxy and her inner turmoil’s.

Plot:

I quite enjoyed this laid back kind of book, the pace of it was good, it had its slower moments to allow the reader to savor what was happening. This whole book was placed mostly on a college campus so you get that young adult feel to the story. This isn’t your typical romance kind of novel but instead it’s a novel about a love so deep that you’ll be wishing for that same kindness and tenderness in your relationship. This had a few intense moments but nothing a reader can’t handle. There were a couple of sub-plots that were just as good as the main plot, it really added conflict and excitement to the story. As for my overall thought about the plot, I thought it was good and unique in its own way but somewhere and I’m not sure where this book is lacking a certain spark…it’s good but it seems to be missing something. So in the end I enjoyed the storyline just wished it would have touched me more than it really did.

Romance:

This book is all about romance, it shows you the beginning and middle of romance, you really get to see how this romance blossoms. I really enjoyed the romance and seeing how sweet and real it was. This is the kind of romance every women wants…very good in the sense it brought a realistic relationship to light and told a very sweet and realistic story.

Characters:

I enjoyed the many characters that were introduced in this book. The only issue I found with the characters is that they seemed too real, like plastic kind of way. This actually might be what the story was missing, I just felt that the characters didn’t always react to the main conflict right. But the characters themselves were beautifully crafted and I felt the author did a good job on placing in the right spots in the story. So overall I iked the characters themselves but necessarily their reactions.

Transformation of Character:

There was definitely a transformation in this story, it was beautiful to watch and read. I really enjoyed that it was not rushed and was revealed at just the right moments. The signs of the transformation was obvious so there isn’t any hidden contexts that you should worry about. It was just a smooth and average transformation.

Description:

I did enjoy the description in the story, I felt like the characters were placed in just the right settings. The description of the campus allowed me to really picture what it looked like and how what was taking place. I really enjoyed the attention to detail, the emotions was the best part of the book, the way the author described how the characters were feeling. The emotions were really great and it showed us how sweet and deep the characters themselves really were.

Style:

This was written in two POV’s and in first person. I thought this was the right style for the book, we were able to get just the right amount of coverage we needed to better understand the storyline. Being written in Roxy’s and Aiden’s POV really allowed the reader to get to know the two characters more. As for the author’s writing itself, it was good and fun to read. I really enjoyed reading Roxy’s and Aiden’s story. So overall the style was good in this novel.

Quote of the Book:

“I looked around the all too familiar room, wishing I was anywhere except for here. I waited, but no fairy godmother came, and unfortunately, I was once again reminded that this was real.”

Goodreads Summary:

Roxy is broken

Aiden wants to fix her

No matter how hard Roxy tries to overcome her past, she can't. She writes on her arms to escape the pain, but nothing can soothe the ache that she feels.

Aiden didn't go to college to meet girls, he came to play football. Too bad that it is impossible for him to stay away from Roxy.

After meeting on the roof, they instantly feel connected, but neither of them are ready for love.

You Got Me is a story about new beginnings, and finding love when you least expect it.

Last Thoughts:

I would recommend this to young adults and adults, there is some language and content that might not be suitable for a younger reader. I enjoyed this book and will continue to read more books by this author; she has a knack at getting to my emotions.

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3 comments:

  1. I really like the cover of this one, hopefully I get to read it soon! Great review Lacey :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  2. Thank you for this review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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