Friday, May 20, 2016

Think Pink {Charged Blog Tour and Giveaway}

"That's why you find something or someone that guides you,
someone that won't lose you,
and someone that you don't mind getting lost with when that inevitably happens."
--Jay Crownover, Charged
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 361
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Source: ARC provided by Ink Slinger 
Previous Books in Series: Built
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts
The Belle
 What I love most about Jay Crownover's books are her ability to take two people who should not fit together but do. And in spectacular fashion. Charged is no exception to this rule. A defense lawyer and an arrested criminal, this story could not have been easy to write but Avett and Quaid, without a doubt, had a story to tell.

What I was most surprised and impressed with while reading this book was Avett and her characterization. The saying goes that not everything is as it seems and that is not more true than when I think of Avettt. Based on my perception of her from previous books, I expected to read about a petulant pseudo adult who wants to rebel against everyone and anyone, who doesn't care who gets caught in the crossfire. What I found was a very intelligent, selfless, caring young woman who just didn't know how to manifest her kind heart into action. Her journey through the book was my favorite part of the story. You all know how much I love a good heroine!

The romance and dynamic between Quaid and Avett was hot. Maybe it's just me but I felt that Jay stepped up her heat factor in this one and that's saying a lot. And while their steps to a HEA wasn't paved smoothly, I felt like they were able to connect easier than I would have expected prior to reading. The focus of the conflict was more on their individual hangups rather than their background and past. I mean, that played a part but it wasn't the whole focus which I appreciated.

The Beast
While I enjoyed this book, I do think it lacked a little of the deeper characterization I've come to know and love with Jay's characters. I think Avett was spot on but there was something about Quaid that I felt was a little superficial. I also thought there was just a bit too much sex in it when I would have rather had them discussing their feelings. It was hot, don't get me wrong, but it just seemed a bit excessive to me.

General Admission
If you love opposites attracting, pink hair, and hot lawyers...this book is for you.

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  1. I would love to put some pink streaks in my hair, but alas, the ol' workplace doesn't allow that.

  2. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR


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