Monday, November 18, 2013

{Review}{Giveaway} Shattered Ties by K.A. Robinson

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Shattered Ties 
K.A. Robinson

With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.

Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.

When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.

Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.

Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?

Book 1 of a 2 book series.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***

My Thoughts

"This boy looked like a fallen angel and a surfer boy all rolled into one, and I wanted to wrap myself around him"

So we have a rich girl with a heart and a poor, smart, surfer boy with an artistic side and an even bigger heart. They seem like an unlikely pair but there is a certain pull that attracts them to one another. But can they redefine the unwritten rules of total opposites and live a happily ever after??

Throughout this entire story it seemed like they were a strong force to be reckon with but there may have been too many obstacles and not enough maturity to make it to the forever. 

I would like to say this ended how I wanted it too but unfortunately, it did not. 
K.A. could have ended it like she did but I have a feeling she would've had a mob on her hands if she did. 
So she was kind enough to leave us with an epilogue that turned the story into a "to be continued". 
No guys it is not a cliffhanger, not really, but you will be wanting more and wanting to know what is going to happen next. 

If you have read her Torn series then you will know what I am talking about because Torn ends much of the same way. 

I really liked this story. It was sweet, sassy, and the banter was funny and endearing. I was hating the rich snobs for being completely ridiculous and also hating a particular girl who shall not be named because I just KNEW she was going to be conniving whore. 
I was right.

There were some things that had me saying "WTF really??" and they are the reasons why I could not give this book 5stars... 
For instance, I totally LOVED Jesse's mom and she seemed to be the mom every child wishes they had. She sacrificed a lot to raise Jesse by herself, that was admirable and showed how selfless she was. 

But what I didn't get was the fact she pushed Jesse to pursue a scholarship to the rich private school but then when she meets a guy all of a sudden she wants to uproot their entire lives to live with him?? Not only that, she is pretty much telling Jesse, "oh never mind about you bettering your education and doing what I wanted you to do because I finally met someone and I am moving no matter what you say!" She couldn't have waited for Jesse to graduate first before trying to uproot everything to follow a guy she JUST started dating??... Come on... that didn't seem to match her character. 

What the what?? 

Also, the relationship between Jesse and Emma was really fast... Not enough build up for me, I wanted more back and forth, I felt kind of cheated. 

But even with those two things I still enjoyed the crazy ride K.A. put me on. I loved the trip to Paris, I absolutely LOVED Emma's dad and his response to finding Jesse with her... 
my dad would have ripped the dude's balls off first, then asked questions later...

The steam was effing WHOA but it had me thinking about how the hell Jesse was so skilled???... 
Most teenagers do not even know which hole to stick it in and I felt cheated because I didn't experience my first orgasm until I was sexually active for about two years... 
Green Eyed Jealousy right here ;) 
(TMI?? Ahh hell... Do you not know me by now??)

Overall, I give this book a 4/5 and I cannot WAIT for the next installment. If you love a sweet love story with some drama, angst and an ending that will leave you craving more, then I would pick up Shattered Ties by K.A. Robinson. 

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1 comment:

  1. bahahahaha. Yes, I certainly know you by now.
    Same here though. Is there any kissing before they brush their teeth? I can't stand that shit.