Jul 11, 2014

Review -- Rough Waters

18721567Rough Waters
Author: Nikki Godwin
Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: Roughly 175 pages
Format: E-book, bought

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Haley's future has been waiting on the west coast for the past year, but she isn't the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor's parents locate him and interrupt his surf competition, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf's reputation through the mud and into the ground with him.

With Colby's secrets plastered across surf magazines and tabloid headlines, Haley takes on the job of playing damage control for Drenaline Surf - which isn't easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.

Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world, and she's about to learn what happens when forever doesn't last.

My Review:
Nikki has outdone herself....again. Each time I think the books can't get any better, they do.

This book is set back at Crescent Cove in California. Haley has graduated high school and is now moving out to California to be with her friends and boyfriend, Vin. She is ready for an awesome summer like the one before, but she finds out very quickly that it won't be that way. Her boyfriend is distant and pretty much ignores her and there is so much drama going on, she is ready to flee. But does she?

Vin in this book really really annoyed me. I was in this you spent the last year having a long term relationship with this girl, then when she moves out there for good, you ignore her. WTF! The more I read about him, the more I was pissed off, but I am pretty sure that was meant to be since even Haley kept saying she was pissed off at him.

Nikki does her thing and makes you rethink some of the characters. They grew up quite a bit in just the last year. It is nice to see them all going on with their lives and trying to do something about it. Even ones that didn't start off that way end up with responsibilities that would make anyone proud.

There is definitely lots of drama in this book, but not in the usual high school way. Its definitely celebrity drama, but it all seems to work out okay.

Now I need to get onto you Nikki, THAT ENDING! It was great, but it definitely was a cliff hanger, I HAVE to know more. I am now in the limbo waiting for the next one to come out. I hate having to wait months until the next one, but the series is definitely worth it. I will wait as long as it takes, even it is pains me to do so.

The thing that I love about Nikki's books is they all have a message. No matter the topic, they all leave you with something to take with you. This one I was able to pull out of it "Don't give up." I don't know if that was the original message, but that is how I took the story. No matter what happens in your life, you need to keep going. Times may be rough at times, but it is how you handle it that makes you stronger. I loved the meaning. It was the main thing that kept me reading through the whole book in one sitting. I only stopped to eat some dinner, then I was right back into the story. I had to know how things turned out.

There is so much that happens in this book, I tried to guess where things were going, but it just wasn't working. I had some of it right, parts of it were obvious, you just had to wait for it to unfold. Other things happened that I had no idea would happen.

This book is truly wonderful. I keep thinking that one book is my favorite, but then another book comes out that keeps taking my breath away. Nikki is an indie author that definitely needs to be swiped up by a publisher. If anyone deserves a book deal, its her.

I hope all of you go out and get this book as well as the first book, because they are well worth the read. I will continue to be a huge Nikki Godwin supporter and I know if you all give her a chance, you will all fall in love with her too!


  1. Thank you so much for this amazing review, Amber! And thank you for supporting me and standing behind me and my books! It means the world to me, as do you! <3

  2. Great review! I need to get my butt in gear and post my review as well! :)


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