Friday, April 28, 2017

Hooked - Carrie Thomas

Millie Diamond is your typical high school senior. She has great parents, a younger brother, and two best friends who round out her better than average life. Her future is planned out, thanks to her police officer father, who strictly enforces the rules with a firm, but loving hand. Millie is a kind-hearted soul and proper daughter who respects her dad’s authority…until she meets a mysterious new student who stirs emotions in her she’s never felt before. 

A drug deal gone bad in South Boston, leaves Cash Davis’ mother no choice but to move him to Tennessee. His life hasn’t been easy, but Cash is tough, and plans on making his future better than his past. Those plans include keeping his head down and finishing high school… but nothing ever comes easy for Cash. His connection with Millie surprises him, and as hard as he tries, he can’t stay away from her. 

Millie’s dad arresting him before their first date is definitely not ideal for Cash, and it causes friction between Millie and her parents. Can Millie convince her parents that Cash is the guy for her? Will she still want to after secrets from his past are revealed?

As I was looking through authors coming to Roanoke Author Invasion this year Carrie Thomas's HOOKED grabbed me just with the cover.  After starting the story she had me all wound up and emotionally involved almost immediately.  Millie is your girl next door with an open gentle heart.  There's no way you can't like her. Cash appears to be your typical bad boy ready to lead Millie astray but he has nothing but good intentions for her.  His care for her and defending her knows no bounds.  They're like magnets and the two can't seem to stay away from each other.  The story has some twists and turns that had me all riled up and reading as fast as possible.  This is definitely the perfect YA romance, from the wonderfully woven story to the typical teen angst that's just right. I highly recommend grabbing this fun story that won't leave you disappointed.

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