Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Lengths

Author: Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt
Pages: 170
Release Date: August 9, 2012

Goodreads Description:

Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.

Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it.

When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.

Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.

Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away.

Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?

LENGTHS is a Contemporary New Adult Romance to be released August 2012.

My Thoughts:

I have to say if you're looking for a book that has a little bit of this and a lot of love and lust, you got it with Lengths. I fell in love with Deo Beckett from the start. Deo is a surfer who you meet at his mom's house. She is an one of a kind hippie who loves to cook food fresh from her garden. I picture her walking around barefoot all day with long dresses and skirts. Deo's connection with Whit in the tattoo shop was instant. I knew that was it. I, however, didn't think Deo would turn semi stalkerish. He had it bad for her and Whit did too, she just did a better job of denying him the right to her heart. 

I was upset with Whit for most of the book I thought, you dummy he is right there in bed with you. She had so many chances. Why not just chew him up and spit him out and get it over with? I was really mad because for the longest time you didn't know what happened to her brother. I thought maybe the way they were going with it that he was in a crash and Whit made it out but he didn't. That's not the case though. I was touched when I found out. I could understand why Whit would protect herself a little but relationship wise I guess I didn't get it. I mean I would have thought she left a great guy behind at home who cheated on her back in Pennsylvania or something like that. 

Whit and Deo's first date left you wanting more; begging for it. The second that they had a connection you felt it. I loved the way Deo would do just about anything to be around her even if it meant just sleeping and doing nothing else. Whit is a girl who needs a laid back guy like Deo. She is too much by the book. She thinks everything should go one way and that way only. Deo is so laid back and just lets time slip. No job, no worries, just surf and thats all. 

That changes, Whit cant take him being lazy she wants him to want more. She tries to set him up but it fails and blows up in his and her face. 

Deo's mom is the type of mom we all needed to have for mother in laws. When Whit is down and out about Deo she goes to his mom for comfort and some of her home made remedies. There for a while you find yourself mad at Whit then mad at Deo. Who is right? Who is wrong? Yes, he is sweet but it was out of bounds. It pushes you to question what would you do in her situation. I know I wouldn't have treated Deo the way she does sometimes. 

Deo is a great guy and Whit needs him. They deserve each other. This book gives you all you need from start to finish! There is love, lust, sex and a ending that leaves you wondering will there be another! I was happy with the way it ended but there could be another book.  I have to give this book a 4 out of 5 because it was something I enjoyed and would reccommend to my friends. 

Kindle users can pick it up for about $3.99 right now. I say pick it up, give it a read, and enjoy the frustration and satisfaction that comes with this book. Dont fall to hard for Deo! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds kind of like a whirl of everything! I really am loving the "new adult" genre out there; it's such a different and weird time in our lives. Not sure if I'm ready to read about it since it wasn't all THAT long ago, but the little I have read of it I've loved!


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