Friday, April 10, 2015

review || PUSH { blog tour }


Push by Claire Wallis 

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (5/1/2014)
Series: Push, book 1
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Rating: ★★

I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape her abusive stepfather. It’s why she moved far away from home. It’s why she’s kept no ties with her remaining family. And it’s why she’s got a major rage problem. When her neighbor shows up to fix the kitchen in her new apartment, his enigmatic charm calms the fire in her. David is cool and collected, and he makes Emma feel safe for the first time ever. But David has his own chilling past—his six previous girlfriends have all disappeared without a trace. Emma’s walking a dangerous line, but David’s pull is intoxicating. And impossible to resist…

This is a new adult romance with mature content for readers 17 and up.

about Claire || Claire Wallis has penned hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles over the last ten years, with science playing the lead role in almost all of them. Though non-fiction writing will forever be her first love, fiction has unexpectedly swooped in, hooked her by the soul, and become her true love. As a result of this coup d’├ętat, Claire’s writing career has made a complete U-turn, and instead of rocks, plants, insects, and microbes, she is now putting human characters in the lead.

Claire’s previous jobs include working at a limestone quarry, hawking vegetables at a farmer’s market, clerking at the dollar store, and convincing new mothers that they need to renew their subscription to that parenting magazine in order for their child to survive. She lives in Pennsylvania with her amazingly awesome husband and son.

{ review } .
This read had some slightly...

...well, disturbing, qualities to it.

Ok, so the pro/epilogue was disturbing.

The prologue and epilogue are one and the same -- save for some emotions. We get slightly different emotions in the end...

We learn in the following chapters a little bit about Emma -- when she was a child, she and her mother were close. After her father's death, however, her mother met Michael and everything changed. Her mother became more distant whenever he was around, and her brothers became what she so fondly calls them... assholes.

As an adult, she moves and the only person to know her whereabouts is Michael -- and that was only so he could send her her things. So when there's a ring to her door, she fears it's Michael, but instead encounters David, a man her landlord sent to do some kitchen repairs for her.

These two fall into an easy friendship. She calls him out on his asinine comments, and he flirts and gets stuff done around her place. He's extremely forthcoming and while that causes her to yell and swear at him, he manages to weasle into her life.

There's not a whole lot one can say without giving away serious plot lines, so I will leave it at this:

With her destructive past, it's no wonder she allows David in in time -- because you often find this exact thing in similar cases...

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1 comment:

  1. Any book that can be described as disturbing is right up my alley! Haha! This sounds like one I would really like, though! Great review, Mignon!