Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: Surf and Surrender by Riley Edgewood

Surf and Surrender
(Summer Love, #2)
by Riley Edgewood
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.06
Published on: February 23, 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Quinn Westwood is completely over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared from her life without a word. So yeah. She's over him. Never even thinks of him. In fact, she's spending her college summer break surfing and lifeguarding in the Outer Banks, while nursing a bruised heart from a different relationship gone wrong. She doesn't have room in her mind or heart for Sawyer—until she runs into him at a beach bonfire and the sparks that fly between them are way hotter than the flames heating the sand.

Sawyer never got over Quinn. The only thing stronger than what he feels for her is the secret keeping them apart, but sharing it would destroy more than just his life—it'd ruin hers, as well. Still, he can't seem to keep away from her, can't seem to keep his hands off of her soft, tempting skin. Especially since she has even less self-control when it comes to reigniting the physical side of what made them perfect together.

But secrets have a way of slipping out, and when Sawyer's is revealed it threatens to shatter everyone involved. He'll have to face walking away a second time, and Quinn will have to decide if fighting for him is worth it when the fallout could affect more than just her heart, but also those of the people she loves most.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I didn't really have any expectations going into this one. I'd never read anything by this author and didn't know anybody who had read this book. 

I was expecting a fun, lighthearted read, and that's what this book is. Quinn, now 21, is still heartbroken over her old love Sawyer. When he shows up, they are both forced to explore what originally tore them apart and also if they can mend the past to make a future for themselves.

I thought the writing was good. The characters were interesting. Over all, it was a fun, enjoyable read.

However, I thought that the characters could have been better developed. I didn't feel like I got to know them very much. The novel seemed to focus on physical attraction more than the actual love that Quinn and Sawyer shared.

However, having said that, this is a fun summer read that explores what it means to love and to lose. 

So why 3 stars? It was an interesting read, but I thought it lacked depth. It didn't stand out in any meaningful way to receive 4 stars. 

Can I read the series out of order? Yes, the characters from the first novel are mentioned, but this can be read as a stand-alone. 

Warnings/Side-notes: More on the mature end as far as NA novels go. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable, fun read. I would be interested in reading the other books in the series. 

Love,

Danica Page

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