Monday, September 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Scratched by Marie Long

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Scratched by Marie Long
Pages: 237
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: epub
Publisher: Author self published
Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Twenty-four year old Kevin Anderson lost the opportunity to end his senior year at the University of Washington as the Huskies’ all-star point guard, and sought out one last opportunity to put his extraordinary basketball skills to use: by training for a chance at the pros.

But when he’s not on the court, Kevin has only two things in his life that gives him happiness: spinning records at the local clubs, and Trinity Brown.

Trinity attends almost every one of Kevin’s deejay gigs, but Kevin is uncertain if her love for him is genuine or a fangirl’s simple admiration. Kevin takes that chance and hopes that she will see beyond the celebrity persona. But when fall classes start up again, their busy schedules press their relationship.

Kevin doesn’t want to give up on her–on them. He hopes the happiness they had will rebound once more.

But when he learns the truth about Trinity, Kevin must decide if it is worth everything–and everyone–he cares about to save her, or forfeit this exhausting game of love.


My Review
I was expecting this to be a romance novel. And it is. However, it is more than that. The characters have a backstory that just made you wanted to root for them. Both characters have a issues from their childhood.

I liked the way the romance unfolded between Kevin and Trinity. I found the backstory very interesting. I think that it could have been explored a bit more. There is a book two so perhaps there's a little more insight in that one. Trinity is the perfect girl for Kevin. I like how they both handle each other when confronted with the other one past. I wish I knew more about how they looked physically. I could never really picture them. Still, I feel like I knew the characters. 

You do not have to read the first book to understand what is going on in this one. Because we know this is book two and there is one more brother they will be a book three. So even though this is a stand alone novel and technically there isn't a cliffhanger. If you haven't read book one you will want to and the same is true for book three. As for the cover. Nope. He looks bored. She looks like she about to give a kiss she don't want to give. It's not sexy. It doesn't convey anticipation. It's just well...unattractive. 

Should you read it? Yes. In fact, I will be reading book one and three with it comes out.

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  1. Great review, Bunnita! This sounds like a great read and very character driven, too! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Thanks. I really enjoyef the read.