Monday, 11 November 2013
Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1) by Simone Elkeles
Title; Wild Cards
Author; Simone Elkeles
Series; Wild Cards, book one
Source; NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher; Walker Books for Young Readers
Publication Date; 1st Oct 2013
Description; After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?
My Rating; 5*s
My Review; There are certain kinds of romance that I am sucker for. Love/Hate, or I love you but I'm going to act like I hate you, is one of those kinds, but that isn't the only reason I loved this book.
Simone Elkeles has the ability to make me feel like a giddy preteen girl all over again. There is just something about the romances she writes, because I felt the same when reading the Perfect Chemistry series.
Maybe it's the characters. Not only with the chemistry the all seem to have. But, the characters she writes. Sometimes they're characters I would find myself disliking if anybody else had written them, but somehow I always find myself attached and draw to her characters.
I loved the characters in this book. They made me feel as if I should maybe add a "cry rating" to my reviews. Because oh, look, it's another book that made Claire cry. Though most of my tears were happy tears. Most.
(Gosh, I can be such a sapp.)
This book was sweet and addictive. I stayed up for two nights, gone 5AM, just to read it.
Great characters, great first book in a series. Do I recommend it? Yes.
If you have loved other Simone Elkeles books you will probably love this one.
If you are a fan of romance books and you haven't picked up a Simone Elkeles book yet, you should.