April 18, 2015

ARC Review: Since Drew by J Nathan

Publish Date: April 23rd, 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 3 / 5

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Blurb:
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.



*I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review*

First Thoughts

How long did you guys spend drooling over this cover? I couldn't stop. I'd read a page, stare at the cover for a bit, read another page, stare at the cover for a bit, and repeat. Haha! That body... absolutely YUMMY!



I'm going to keep this review short because I don't want to spoil any of the plot.


What I Enjoyed

The first several chapters. Andi's accident was horrifying! I felt so sorry that she lost her chance at the Olympics, but frankly, she should have been grateful she was alive! I enjoyed the witty banter between her and Drew. I've always loved a sarcastic heroine, and Andi definitely was one.

The plot twist. I kept waiting for Drew to turn around and be like JUST KIDDING! I did not see that coming. At all. Like, what??


What Could Have Been Better

The plot twist. I know.. it doesn't make sense that I enjoyed it but didn't. Let me explain: I enjoyed that I never saw the twist coming. I don't enjoy how it was never explained. Is there some sort of spiritual aspect that I was supposed to assume?

The predictability. Right from the start, it was obvious who had run Andi over. I wanted J Nathan to keep me guessing. An Olympic competitor would have been a more intriguing villain.


TL;DR

Too long; didn't read. The cover is haawwt. The characters made me laugh. The plot twist was good, but never explained. The book was fairly predictable.



3 asterisks