Saturday, February 21, 2015

ARC Review: Without You (The Healing Series #1)

17211676Without You (The Healing Series #1) by Reylynn Purdue

Publisher: Not available, 2015
439 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Roxanne Daniels was supposed to be spending her summer getting ready to head off to Julliard. That was the plan.

But that was before-- Before she found her mother’s lifeless body-- Before she walked in on her boyfriend in bed with someone else. Before she knew what heart shattering pain felt like.

Now all she wants is for the pain to go away. But it never does.

Until him. A complete stranger who could end up being much more.

But letting go and moving on is easier said than done.

My Review:
Roxy’s life is literally in turmoil. Her mother passed away unexpectedly of a brain aneurism and the day after her funeral, Roxy caught her boyfriend (at the time) of 4 years in bed with one of her (used to be) best friends. She is in so much pain, that she cannot physically get out of bed. In order to drown out her feelings she begins taking her mother’s old prescription drugs. Her father is (an Ahole in my opinion) a workaholic and has been an absent father most of the time, her older brother Ryan (who is a dxxk and controlling sometimes) and his best friend Brent are trying really hard to help Roxy. But are dealing with their own pain at the same time, her bestie Tonya tries her hardest to be there for Roxy but no one seems to be able to make her feel better.

Then one day Roxy meets Sexy Surfer boy Jordan. When Roxy is with him the pain of everything going on in her life isn’t so bad, she warns Jordan that she is broken and doesn’t want a relationship. They can have a fun summer fling, but is all it can be. However as both of their feelings grows toward one another things seem to get complicated, Jordan’s patience starts to be tested and Roxy’s trust issues start to make their way to the surface.

Without you was slowly becoming very addicting to read. I sometimes found myself becoming frustrated with her father for being an Ahole and her brother Ryan being sometimes controlling and I was crying here and there because of the gut-wrenching pain and suffering that Roxy was going through in the book. Sometimes her actions seemed a bit immature for an 18 year old but she was under so much stress within the book. I was falling for Jordan, he was a great character who had a very painful past but he learned from his mistakes and was so very supporting when it came to Roxy. Love how loyal and close Roxy and Tonya were and enjoyed very much reading about their friendship.

The story was bloody long and could have been shortened just a little. There was heaps of back and forth with Roxy and Jordan which sometimes drove me up the wall and wanting slap my forehead. They had one hell of a roller coaster of a relationship. It sucks this book ended with a cliffhanger and nothing got resolved with Jordan and Roxy, but I guess we have to find out in the next book then.

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