Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review: Dare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander

Title:  Dare to Kiss (The Maxwell Series Book 1)
Author:  S.B. Alexander
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher:  n/a
Release Date:  September 30, 2014
File Size/Pages:  621 KB/342 pgs
Source:  NetGalley

My Rating5/5

Summary:  Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To play for a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed. Her fastball is impeccable, her slider equally as good, and her curveball annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs. When she loses her mother and sister to a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares, panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to do, and for Lacey that is baseball.

After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make Kensington High’s baseball team. But trying out for the team comes with complications—the captain, Aaron Seever, doesn’t want a girl on the team.

Adding to her new life, she never counted on meeting someone who wants her as badly as Kade Maxwell. The tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side, and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when Kade’s arch-nemesis returns to town to settle a vendetta.

To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to push away the demons otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life.

Review:  I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for my opinion, and I absolutely loved this novel! The main character, Lacey Robinson, is starting a new school in a new state due to the murders of her sister and her mother. Lacey also suffers from PTSD due to the murders. In the beginning, I wasn't really crazy about Lacey, but by the fourth or fifth chapter she started to grow on me. I love how the author wrote the interactions between Lacey and the Maxwell brothers, but especially Kade. I haven't read a novel in a really long time, due to my hectic schedule, but I'm glad that this was the first novel I picked back up. Overall this novel had a lot of drama and I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to read the next novel!

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