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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

ARC Review! Twisted Up by Erin Nicholas

Avery Sparks is a master at controlling chaos—and she gets plenty of opportunities as fire chief and head of emergency management in her hometown of Chance, Nebraska. The only thing she can’t seem to control are her feelings when she’s around Jake Mitchell, the man who was her first everything the night of their high school graduation. But Jake was so quick to leave Chance—and Avery—behind that she swore she’d move on.

While Avery’s job is to minimize drama, Jake embraces the chaos of an emergency. After enlisting in the Army National Guard, Jake became a nationally recognized leader in disaster recovery. Yet a life on the road has left him restless. So when a class-four tornado wreaks havoc on Chance, he’s eager to return home—and to the woman never far from his mind.

Now, Avery and Jake must team up to help their hometown weather a siege of violent storms. But it’s clear to them both that nature isn’t the only force they’ll have to reckon with. Will Avery and Jake’s whirlwind love affair be an all-new disaster—or can they recover from their stormy past to build a future together?

Erin Nicholas is a new author for me. And, I mostly liked this book...but at the same time, I didn't.

I guess my issue was the pacing of the book which led to me not really buying into the actions of the characters. Avery and Jake were both interesting, and you understood their attraction to one another, however their chemistry was a little off balance for me. Some of the interactions, I could feel the heat coming off of the page, and in others, I was left a little cold by their chemistry and didn't buy the attraction.

I guess for me, while the writing was strong, the lack of build and balance in the chemistry made me question why now was when they both decided to act on a second chance attraction that had been building for a while...I never really saw their tipping point, the event that left them unable to go on as they previously had been.

So, I liked this overall, but I didn't love it and didn't totally buy into it.

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