Thursday, 7 August 2014

Slide by Michelle Congdon - Broken #1 - 3.5 Stars!

Slide by Michelle Congdon
3.5 Happy Stars
Blurb - After surviving a horrific car accident twelve years ago, that claimed the lives of her mother and brother, heiress to the multi-billion dollar Montgomery Empire, Evangeline, promised never to go back to the city filled with memories of her tragic past. However, after an unexpected event, Evangeline reluctantly finds herself back in New York City.

Since the accident, Evangeline has feared the media attention that comes with having the Montgomery name, and would give everything up to bring back her loved ones. Delicate and camera shy, the last person she needs in her life is New York Yankees hotshot, Ryan Fox.

Witty and extremely arrogant, the notorious bad boy is well-versed at playing the game both on and off the field. Ryan isn't fazed by the media circus following his every move and couldn't be any more different to the quiet, shy girl that is Evangeline. Everything about him screams trouble with a capital T, but it’s away from the cameras that Evangeline begins to see the real man hiding behind the cocky façade— one that is haunted by a dark and terrible secret.

Life led them to one another, but will further events and opening up about their past bring them closer, or tear them apart and have them sliding into darkness all over again?
Slide is book #1 in the Broken series and the first thing I have read by this author. I was lucky enough to have been given a review copy of this in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this book, the blurb is a bit angsty so I had prepared myself for a roller coaster ride.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book is actually a happy story with an uplifting vibe.
I LOVE Ryan, he’s cocky and full of himself but on him that’s sexy and endearing. I never at any point thought god what an idiot, he just made me chuckle. And really what is better than a sexy, confident man who can make you laugh!!!
I liked Evangeline although I found her a bit weak (not an engaging quality) and I wanted at times to shake her a bit.
For me this book peaked a bit too early on and all of the good drama was dealt with in the middle of the story. I didn’t really appreciate the fake pregnancy story I would have preferred for them to spend a bit more time dealing with their issues.
I’m not sure where the author is planning to go with this series but I would love to read more about Hawke, he seemed absolutely adorable and I would love to see him find a nice girl to love.
Was it just me or did Ryan’s mom know that Evangeline was pregnant right when she came to visit????
What was going on with the psycho girl therapist??? We never found out how she got tickets to sit in the family seating.
I think this group of characters has the potential to make an amazing series, I love a good ensemble and with this group there is enough diversity to make a lot of different, interesting stories.
This book is an easy sunny day read that I finished quickly and I enjoyed the HEA, I think it had massive potential to be deeper and grittier because I’m not sure we ever really got to know the actual characters. For this reason I’m rating this book as 3.5 stars!