Friday, August 31, 2012

Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhardt

5 Stars

(Brenna Blixen book 3)

Summer scatters three friends, ties them back together, and makes them question who they have been and who they want to be in the future.

Brenna expected to soak up the knowledge of great Irish writers at her summer workshop in Dublin. But there are some things even the best books can't teach you, and a passionate new friend and an old familiar full of surprises challenge Brenna to follow her heart. By the time she's back in the States, she can't wait to throw herself back into Jake's arms and tell him exactly what he means to her.

She puts the brakes on that plan when it becomes clear that Jake may not be ready to shoulder any more. He visits his family's palatial home in the mountains of New York, and is exposed to all the possibilities a life surrounded by his pampered relatives and washed in money would hold for him. But is it possible to accept so much and not change who you are? Jake has to face the reality that changing sometimes means losing things...but how much is he willing to put on the line?

Saxon has been thrust into a life of drudgery and indentured service he never dreamed of after a brush with the law puts him on family-enforced probation. Who would have thought Sussex County's resident bad-ass layabout would fall head-over-heels in love with a girl, an elderly aunt, and a shot at a whole new life. The problem is, he's a Maclean to his marrow, and it's in his blood to be a selfish screw-up. Isn't it?

Brenna, Jake, and Saxon spend one summer growing up, working things out, and doing their best to weather the changes that get thrown their way. But can the love and friendships of one amazing summer last through the ups and downs of the coming years? description

My thoughts before reading;  I am seriously nervous to read this book. I am scared that it will not go how I want and I will be crushed. To say I have gotten emotionally involved with this series is just tad bit of an understatement.........
My after thoughts; When I find a series like this I fall head over heels in love. I finished this book last night and now, I feel like I lost a friend. I was not ready to let this one go. I found myself reading a chapter - putting it down - read a chapter - put it down. I wanted to make it last as long I could.

  I was torn a little at the end because I felt as though the story was unfinished. But then I got to thinking about it and I asked myself, "Who's story is finished in high school?" No one! Life continues, relationships grow, they change, life changes. Whether we like it or not, things may not always go the way that we want. The point of life is to live it and live it well. Make mistakes because no one is perfect. Love deeply, because that is the only true way to love. Never give up on yourself and always strive to be great.

  I know this review is less about the story and more about how the story made me feel. I didn't plan for that to happen, this is just what was flowing though my mind. I hope any of you who choose to read this series fall in love the same way I did.

Happy Reading!! :-)


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