I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tastes Like Winter by CeCe Carroll
Published by Self-Published on 14th September 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Source: for a Blog Tour
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When home no longer feels like home – where can you go?
When your best friend won’t listen – who can you turn to?
When love makes you feel weak – how do you protect your heart?
With constant fighting at home, Emma decides working at High Street Books and practicing avoidance is the best method to save her from more heartache.
She doesn’t expect to meet Jake, the shop owner’s nephew, who makes her stomach do crazy things.
But Jake is intent on pushing her away, and Emma must ask herself:
Is he scared? Or is he hiding something?
Tastes Like Winter is a story of love, family, and friendship and,when everything is uncertain, trying to figure out where you fit in.
Thank you to Cece for letting me take part in this blog tour.
We meet Emma on the first day of school. She has spent the whole summer trying to avoid her screaming parents. Her Dad cheated on her Mum and over the summer they have been arguing constantly. I really sympathised with Emma at this point. When I was 7 or 8 my parents were arguing all the time and eventually they split up. I think it was quite a relief when they finally did because it meant it was over. No more arguing, no more screaming and although I was upset my dad was moving out and all of that it was nice to have the constant arguments done with.
I liked Emma. She is an introvert but also a sweet girl. I could feel all of her emotions pouring off the pages. The hurt over her parent’s marriage breaking up, the anger to both of them, the butterflies over Jake, the loneliness when Genna is busy. CeCe’s words made me feel it all.
Jake hottt, like DDG hot!! But he is also pretty messed up! He was a bad boy in high school. He had quite the reputation. What with it being a small town where everyone knows everyone and everything it’s hard to leave that sort of reputation behind. Jake is trying to clean up his act but his guilt is making it so much more difficult. He doesn’t think he deserves anything. While he may have been a bad boy in school he’s actually pretty clever .
Genna lovely girl but I could feel that she didn’t quite understand Emma’s pain through her parent’s divorce. I mean I get it her parents are in love and she’s never experienced it but I could feel that Emma needed more from her than just an “it’s going to be ok”. It seemed like Genna wasn’t treating it like that bigger deal, when to Emma her whole life was crashing around her.
I really enjoyed this book, I couldn’t put it down. I urge you to click that button and buy this, you won’t regret it. I can’t wait to see what is next from CeCe.
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