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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Made the Grade: Ransom Brothers Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 2883 KB | Expected Release Date: April 27, 2014 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Ransom" [Ransom Brothers Series, Book 1] by Rachel Schurig

Author's Book Description : **The first book in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Schurig. This New Adult Contemporary Romance novel is a complete story with no cliffhanger.**

Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.

Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.

It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.

But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. I don't know what to say. I know I liked this novel. I liked Daisy and Daltrey, their friendship and their growing relationship. And I really thought this was a good setup to this new series. Plus, I liked Daisy's new friends and Daltrey's family.

With that being said it was hard for me to like the plot, since even though I was rooting for Daisy and Daltrey's relationship the whole way through, I completely agree with what Levi was saying about Daltrey. He was saying that Daltrey should have gone after Daisy from the moment he thought something might have been wrong if he really has been in love with her for as long as he says he was. So, when the troubles came between them (as it does in most romances) it made me not enjoy the novel as much as I was previously because I wish Daltrey behaved differently.

Nevertheless, I recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes rock and roll contemporary romances!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Lovestruck in London

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Novel Extras : Ransom | Ransom is here!

Book Teaser(s) :
"We do not need those," Karen says, crossing her arms and giving Paige a stern look. "I mean it. Put them down."
Paige pouts in the middle of the aisle. "Why not?"
I stifle a giggle at the look on Karen's face.
"Why in the world would we need balloons, Paige? Seriously, give me one probable scenario in which a balloon would be necessary over the course of this trip."
Paige thinks for a moment. I'm glad we decided to make this shopping run late at night, though the timing was due to Karen having to work the night shift at the grocery store. Wal-Mart is fairly empty right now, which prevents us from receiving the kind of attention we'd be getting otherwise.
We've spent the last hour picking out snacks and supplies for our road trip. Or rather, Karen and I have been picking out snacks and supplies. Paige has been choosing increasingly ridiculous items that she deems essential for fun on the trip. While Karen has been trying to ensure we'll have the necessities, such as coffee and tampons, Paige has picked up pretty much every shiny, pink, or noise-making item in the vicinity.
"Well, what if we meet new friends waiting in line for one of the shows?" Paige asks. "And we end up staying in the same hotel as them. And then one of them has a birthday. We would want to decorate their hotel room door, wouldn't we?" She grins and holds up the plastic bag. "Thus, balloons!"
I'm pretty sure Karen's head is about to explode. ~ within Chapter 9 - titled 'Daisy'
"Holy crap," Paige says. "Did you know this place was actually on the beach?"
"I didn't even know New Hampshire had beaches," I say. "New Hampshire touches the ocean?"
"Could have fooled me," Paige says.
Karen sighs. "Seriously, you guys? Of course New Hampshire touches the ocean. And why did you not figure this out from the name of the town---Hampton Beach?"
Paige smiles sheepishly. "I thought it was, like, just a name."
I burst out laughing. The entire situation strikes me as completely hilarious---how cold and pissed Karen looks, the fact that it's only eight in the morning and the line is already stretched down the building, the idea of sitting out here all day in the cold with the wind and salt from the ocean only a stone's throw away. And, of course, Paige's and my complete inadequacies in the area of U.S. geography. ~ within Chapter 15 - titled 'Daisy'
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Rachel, then please check out her website.

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