Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Review: Scratch by Rhonda Helms

In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she's reserved, practical-all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up. Like Casey, he's a senior. In every other way, he's her opposite. 

Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can't fathom, he's intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that's messy and unpredictable. He doesn't know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach - or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.

(Received via netgalley for an honest review)

This was a very quick read. Which was exactly what I was looking for on snowy day.

Casey has a dark past, something she has to live with every day. This prevents her from becoming to emotionally close to anybody, and as a results lives a pretty secluded life.  This  isn't to say Casey was boring. She went to university, has weekly meals with her grandparents (not painting a pretty good picture of her boring life), and she DJs.

However, as there is always one person for everyone, Daniel is hers. She pushes him away, but he keeps coming back. Eventually they find common ground and trust.  

EVENTUALLY, she tells her story. Which is another way to keep people reading till the end. You know something bad happens, but you only get little snippets at a time.

Man, did I just want to shake her and tell her to grow up and to let people in.  By allowing herself to open up, it wold allow her to heal. To accept that she had a shitty, unforgettable, and horrific experience (that no one should have to go through). 

While I only gave this 3.5 stars, it is because I wanted more. I felt like there could have been more depth in growing the characters. 

I am not going to go out and say that I would recommend you to run out and buy it, but if it happens to be laying around and you want something to pass the time, why not read it.The one thing I enjoyed was at the end of the book, Rhonda provided a playlist for Spotify - which I thought was pretty cool. 

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