Mar 8, 2017

Blog Tour + Review & Giveaway -- Wet


Author: Ashley Bostock
Release Date: December 26, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 199
Format: ebook
Tour Host: Xpresso Book Tours


I’ve always been Miranda Phillips, the town pariah. Growing up with neglectful parents, having sought attention from all the guys that were willing to give it to me, I wasn’t the most well-behaved kid in Lone Star. Not to mention all of the juvenile delinquent acts I’ve committed in my past.
But now I am Lone Star’s only reporter and I’ve come a long way from being that lost, troubled girl, even if most of the town still judged me for it. I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of what I want. Including Ryan John. So when I corner him in a dark hallway and get him to succumb to the sizzling attraction between us, I know I’m playing with fire.
Even though I’ve successfully avoided her for two months, I haven’t forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in my arms. And when I get sent a mysterious letter from some company wanting to buy my thousand shares of water rights that have been in my family for over a hundred years, I’m convinced that there is no one…err, better equipped, to help me than Lone Star’s reporter, Miranda Phillips.
I know how desperately she wants me and this letter gives me all the reason I need to spend one night with the girl from the wrong side of town. One night in exchange for her tight investigative skills. And believe me, she’s tight, in more ways than one. One night. Because Miranda is trouble and being on the city council, as well as guardian to my younger brother and sister, means I can’t afford trouble.
Even if it comes packaged just the way I like.

My Review:
As I first started reading this book, I will admit I didn't like it. All it seemed to talk about was sex and I couldn't really get a good grasp on the characters. I almost said I couldn't finish this book because of it. But then I got sucked into the pages. I had to know what happened to Miranda and Ryan as well as find out who was behind all the crazy going on in Ryan's life.
I really liked Miranda. Usually the male character tends to be my favorite, but for once, the female snags that title. She had such a rough life yet she still held her head up high. I was cheering her on the whole time and so proud of what all she does throughout the book. She has come such a long way from when she was younger yet she is still judged by it each and every day. I guess that is how it goes in small towns, but she is so much more than what they think!
Ryan was also a sweet character though he definitely had some stuff he needed to work out. I still loved him character and all he represented. Having to raise your two younger siblings while you are still young yourself isn't easy and I understand his decisions, though they aren't always the right ones.
The romance in this one was so sweet but intense. I liked being able to watch it unfold and I found myself smiling as I was reading on more than one occasion. There is quite a bit of sexual scenes in this book, but they get more and more bearable as you go on. I found at first it was a bit much but I think it does make sense as the story goes on and why it was done that way in the beginning.
I felt there was several hidden messages as you go through and when you close this book, you will sit there thinking about your own life and where it needs to be headed. I like books that are like that. You get a nice romance on top of so wisdom to take with you when it's over. 
This was a book I ended up enjoying and am glad that I pushed through the beginning. I think if I were to re-read it the beginning would make a lot more sense and I would enjoy it alot more. I plan to do this soon so I can get the most out of the story. I hope all of you give this one a chance, you won't be sorry if you do!

About The Author

Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats.
She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013.
She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.
She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.
Interesting Fact: Ashley has been to every Disney theme park in the world.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Amber! I love it when you get taken by surprise and really get into a book like that. I'm glad that you didn't give up at the start! Lovely review! :)


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