Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review for #RARE17: Blue by Jill Patten

Title: Blue
Author: Jill Patten
Release Date: September 22nd, 2016
He is a thief.

She is his victim.

Lance King, better known as Blue, drifts through the days surfing in a vacation town using his skills to get anything he wants from women to cash, even when they don’t belong to him. Especially when they don’t. But on spring break, he takes from the wrong girl and in turn, she turns around and steals something far more valuable of his.

Phoebe McCormick is surviving on borrowed time. So when her best friends approach her for an adventurous week in Florida, she happily accepts their invite. What she thinks is going to be a time to let loose with her friends turns out to be anything but when she stumbles into the arms of a local-blue eyed surfer.

Untold secrets and unexpected love can ether pull them to the shore or drag them out into depths of the ocean. By the time it’s over…

She’ll become the thief.

He’ll end up as her victim.

**This is a standalone**

Purchase Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA 

About the Author:
Jill Patten was born a Yankee, but raised a southerner. She lives in the small town of Mayberry, North Carolina which was made famous by a popular TV show back in the sixties. (Maybe there will one day be a statue of her at the end of Main Street. Ha! A girl can dream, right?)

Jill has always loved to read, even during reading labs in middle school for reading comprehension. Judy Blume was her first author she hero-worshipped, maturing to revere the works of Stephen King. With all the fantastic authors today, she simply cannot choose a favorite. Her taste is very eclectic and she loves almost all genres. When she's not captivated by her fictional characters, she spends time with her sweet husband and two beautiful children.

Music is her muse. Jill also loves elephants, sarcasm, and anything made with sugar, especially sweet tea. She enjoys all things rude and crude and laughs at stuff she probably shouldn't. She has been accused of being bossy a time or two, but doesn't really see it herself.

All in all, Jill is just a small town girl in this great big world trying to enable your book addiction.

Oh, and if you read her book, please leave her a review - good or bad, she'll love you forever.

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My Review:

Jill Patten is a new author to me, so I wasn't really sure what to expect from the book. But I was intrigued by the synopsis so I decided to read it. To be honest, I am not really sure how to review the book. On one hand I quite liked the idea of the story and Blue is definitely an intriguing character. But on the other hand, I had some issues with Phoebe. Somehow, I just couldn't relate to her and at times I was really frustrated with her behaviour.

The story as a whole is quite interesting. I really enjoyed getting to know Blue and seeing his transformation and growth thanks to his feelings for Phoebe. I loved his playful side and even more his alpha side. He is a little bit of a hot head and he doesn't always make the best decissions but he definitely has his redeeming qualities, especially in the bedroom :D 

As I mentioned above, I wasn't really into Phoebe. I think she was a little bit too drama prone for my liking and some of her decisions were simply not something I would do. I know she is living through something very difficult but I still think that at times she is just too self centered. The other thing that wasn't exactly to my liking is the pace of the story. A little bit to slow for me but it was still quite well written.

So, even though, this wasn't exactly the best book I've read lately. It is still a good read so you should give it a chance. If nothing else, I can guarantee you are going to fall for Blue :)


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