by Stacy Borel



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ISBN-13: 9781511932097
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2015

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Hitchhiker 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ THREE-1/2 to FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ⚠ MY THOUGHTS ⚠ Judging a Book by it's Cover: It's Shawn-freakin'-Dawson, need I say more?? Fine! Not only am I simultaneously hyperventilating and drooling over here but now I'm expected to critique the cover with a non-biased eye? Oh(!), I ask too much of myself sometime! Okay... so... it appears to have a high mountain / alpine background and the subject of focus is fully clothed with a backpack trying to pick up a ride while it's lightly snowing. Composition is mediocre. Title font is just bold enough, but the author font is rather faint and weak. Overall, it looks more like a thriller novel than anything romantic. The synopsis hints at an edge of danger and suspense, it's intriguing with it's purposeful vagueness. Looking Deeper: First-person POV, from Chandler's perspective. Oh boy, how to a review a book that I'd wanted so badly to read and love... but didn't? Dawson is our lead male (a nod to the cover model?). He was hitching a ride when we meet him. We never learn where he was coming from, where he was going, why he was hitching or underdressed. We don't learn a lot about him at all other than that he likes to play head games, can be thoughtless and selfish, domineering and aloof. He did not possess a very likeable personality. Chandler was not much better. She's running away from an unhappy relationship with her fiancee. Tired of being controlled and manipulated, but falls right back into the same patterns with Dawson, almost from the moment they meet. Yes, she begins to develop a backbone, but by then it's almost too late. There were a smattering of secondary character that were okay, but not wholly likable either. The H/h were barely compatible from what I could tell, and their chemistry was purely physical. The only times that they seemed to bond and develop any kind of connection was after he'd sneak into her bed at night. There were conflicts, mostly caused by their detracting personalities. Said conflicts were not completely resolved, but some of the more major issues were addressed. The dialogue was alright, their interactions were frustrating. The plot had so much potential and the concept was great, but the execution was not as solid. The flashback moments were nearly impossible to detect and, each time, they threw me for a loop. Predictability was pretty low. The conclusion leads you to believe that this story may continue on a later date, but does NOT end in a major cliffhanger. Overall, it was mediocre at best. Ms. Borel needs to invest in better proofreaders and editor. I'd noted at least a half-dozen typographical errors (simple things like me/my, so/do, he/her where it's still a work but one letter makes all the difference.). ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: [R] ~ Score: 3.7 ~ Stars: 3.5 - 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like this book! There was nothing likeable about Dawson whatsoever. Honestly he was a D. Stacys other books are fantastic. I was highly disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character leaves one bad relationship just to jump into another bad one. The love interest's actions could maybe be explained with a little more character development, but there is none, which makes him just come across like a jerk. It was difficult to read when the characters aren't really likeable.
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KatBank More than 1 year ago
Wow, I have to say this was a really raw emotional read for me. Stacy took a different route with this book and she touched on issues that I think are very real rather some want to admit it or not. Go into this book with an open mind. Not every book is a fairytale and while this isn't a typical happily ever after it is a start. The characters are not perfect and you may not agree with the paths they choose but that is the beauty of this read I think. After I finished my emotions were very raw, you will feel everything Chandler feels. She is lost and the connection she feels to Dawson opens her up rather it be right or wrong. Dawson is a lost soul and makes a lot of mistakes but he tries and in the end you can see he is starting to realize he needs to change. #OneClick #ReadOn