Friday, 4 January 2013

Book Review: Tidal by Emily Snow

Title: Tidal
Author: Emily Snow
Series: NA
Pages: 320
Genre: Romance
Release Date: December 14th 2012

Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.

When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life - a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress - Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was such a heart warming story.

Willow has been acting since she was a child. After suffering problems with drugs and alcohol she is released from a rehab centre and thrown into another acting job. Told it was her last chance to make something of herself before being blacklisted as “that actress”, Willow is still suffering from withdrawal symptoms. She eventually agrees to take the job only after she is pressured by her parents and agent. After agreeing she is flown to Honolulu to start preparation for her new role as a surfer.

Then we meet Cooper. Willow’s surf instructor is drop dead gorgeous, not to mention Australian. YUM!!! Being Australian myself I was so happy that the lead was as well, it makes the story so much more relatable to me. And really, who don’t love an Aussie ;)

Willow becomes close with Cooper and begins to realise that she has a lot of personal issues she has to deal with. I felt that Emily Snow did a great job of pulling you into the character’s emotions and I really felt for Willow’s pain.

I love to gain insight into what it would be like being an actor and constantly in the public eye. I think that book did a fantastic job of doing that. As I said it was a really good read and I’m glad that I added it to my Kobo.


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