Tuesday, 21 October 2014

***Review - Scratch by Rhonda Helms - 3 Stars***


Scratch by Rhonda helms

3 I Needed Something More Stars

Blurb - The most painful scars are the ones you never see. 

In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she's reserved, practical-all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up. Like Casey, he's a senior. In every other way, he's her opposite. 

Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can't fathom, he's intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that's messy and unpredictable. He doesn't know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach - or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.

Scratch is the first book I have read by this author, I was given this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes.....

This book is a contemporary romance about Casey and David...

Casey is one messed up little bunny, I feel like some really good psychiatric help may have been warranted here!!!

I quite liked Casey’s character she is very closed off so although we learn things about her I don't feel like I actually got to know her!

I really liked David he obviously cared for Casey and wanted her to be happy.

However I also found him pushy and obnoxious, as much as they fell in love and what not, at the end of the day would you expect someone to share all of their deep dark secrets within a couple of months of meeting them!!!!

To be honest by the last few chapters I had actually started to really dislike him!!!

By far my favourite character was Grandma she was a kickass Walton’s style Grandma and she always seemed to pop up right at the perfect moment.

I'm glad that this book had a HEA but I found the last couple of chapters a bit disappointing!! I know that books aren’t real life but at the end of the day it's daft to think that someone who had been through something as traumatic and life altering as Casey could have a breakthrough and let go of all of the pain and guilt in a couple of crying sessions.

I did enjoy reading this book but I finished off feeling a little dissatisfied. I'm not sure what I needed to happen but I needed something more. This book gets 3 stars from me.