SERIES: Distractions #2
AUTHOR: Bianca Dean
RELEASE DATE: October 13th 2015
SOURCE: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review
Acceptance letter to med school…check.Bags packed…check.Plane ticket…check.Red finally feels like she's moving forward in life. She's got everything she ever wanted. She snagged the man of her dreams, her best friend Gavin, and her acceptance to medical school, all in the same summer.Smiling brightly as she steps onto the plane to California, Jersey girl Red, knows it will be hard to be away from everyone she knows and loves, especially Gavin. But that’s okay, because they’re young and in love, and that’s enough…until it isn’t.Three thousand miles from home, with no friends or family around her, she has to figure it out. With distractions around her at every turn, she has to decide what’s best for her. Will she stay the course, or will she be Distracted?*Author Note* Distracted is not a standalone. Distractions, book #1 must be read first.
Bianca Dean, author of Quarterback Sneak and Wanna Play? is a native of New Jersey now living in NYC. Working on her PhD, Bianca loves good food, great movies and stimulating conversation. She's a huge sports fan, and can be found, during the appropriate season, screaming at the television, beer in hand, trying to make people that can't hear her run faster. In the off-season she can be spotted walking her dog or grabbing dinner with friends.
First I need to clarify that YOU MUST READ BOOK ONE to read this or you will find yourself lost at sea, because the events on this book are the result of the decisions made in the first installment. And the reading is necessary to really comprehend the characters' evolution and many of the events that occur in this book.
If you haven't read book one, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW.
Distracted continues the story of Red and Gavin. She is now in California chasing her dreams of becoming a doctor and Gavin is left nehind to face his biological parents and some revelations that will shake his life.
We all read the first chapters at the end of Distractions so we knew it would jump right in where we left off. Red is far away from home and needs to focus on her career. It all becomes difficult when a fire strikes her dorm and she accepts Jake's help. And half away the country, we discover Gavin's biological mother, a sister and a place where money can buy anything.
This one was totally different from the previous book. Here there is more drama, tension (and not only sexual) and despair. I think the drama made the book exciting and it almost look like something out of movie or TV series (so much drama).
I like who Red is becoming, she is now more mature and confident. She is not the same girl we met in book one. Unfortunately, this time I didn't like Gavin. His insecurities were too much, he acts like a child and his reasoning is senseless. I couldn’t believe the way he acted but I think this change in him make us appreciate other characters. And besides, not all men are perfect so he may be like any other real men out there.
Now, I need to talk about Nixon. He is the new mysterious guy and I have only one word for him: HOT! I can't believe how good he is, with his rough edges, his sexy beard (I know, I hate facial hair but he make me love it), his intelligence, his sweet tender side and all his cooking skills (among other great things about him). I was blown away with everything about him, his body, personality and I’ll stop before giving anything away.
It’s obvious a third book is in order because there are so many unanswered questions but I loved this one.
As I said, it is different than Distractions because this book is not all about sexual tension. Ok, there are sex scenes and they burnt my kindle. But this one involves different aspects of the characters and their lives.
I can’t wait to read the next one!