who says you have to be crowded into the living room, kitchen, and/or dining room to hold a book club? we are ladies of the 21st century. we don’t need no stinkin’ couches. so pull up a blog and join in the conversation.
the members of the BOOK HUNGRY are (alphabetically): patty blount, kelly breakey, blake leyers, karla nellenbach, and myself. we pick a book to read. we discuss via phone. we post a review on our individual blogs the 3rd thursday of the month. click on their names above and enjoy.
this month’s BOOK HUNGRY selection is:
WRECKLESS by bria quinlan
what it’s about from amazon:
Wreckless…Where obsession and rebellion collide.
Bridget Larson’s never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day. And through it all her BFF Leah has stood inside those lines and weathered the unspeakable with her. Then Bridget catches her boyfriend with Leah–and the last thing on her mind is staying safe.
Salvation… A bad boy and his jacked up pickup.
Jake Moore was everything she needed and nothing he claimed to be. With one night of freedom and a spontaneously scribbled Rebellion List, Jake leads Bridget down every path she thought was forbidden… And into the one place she’d thought was lost to her forever.
having read other books/novellas by bria, i had an idea of her style of writing and i had a sneaking suspicion i was going to like this book, but even so, this book caught me off guard. it has sass, sweetness, charm, charisma, depth (oh so deep), humor, and it packs a punch.
while reading it, i was kind of like this:
but on the other hand, HOLY AMAZING STUFF. every detail was well placed, every twist and turn in the right position, every emotion deserved, and every character wonderfully flawed. this book was a little bit of perfection and i’ve already read it twice. it’s definitely made the list of books i’ll be re-reading for years to come.
sister E has temporarily joined book hungry and here are her thoughts:
It was a very easy read, but I also couldn’t put it down. The characters weren’t over drawn and were very easy to relate to. Jake was the hero who stepped in at the right time, but you also knew he wasn’t perfect. He couldn’t immediately fix all of Bridget’s problems, but you could tell the two of them went well together. They made each other better.
But the character that made the story was Bridget. I fell in love with her, because she was me. I do the same silly introverted things, so it was fun to take a journey with her and Jake breaking all the rules in one night, to see her step out of her shell and see her grow, to know she wasn’t the same person at the beginning of the book as she is at the end. I know transformations don’t happen in one weekend, I mean mine didn’t, but its still awesome to be able to witness her transformation.
Favorite scene: The last chapter. So perfect. I won’t give away spoilers, but this is my favorite line…
and there you have it. four thumbs up from two mumford girls.