by Bianca Dean
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Also in this series: Distractions
Rating: 4 Stars
*Author Note* Distracted is not a standalone. Distractions, book #1 must be read first.
Told in the first person.
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Synopsis: Acceptance letter to med school…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?
This story picks up where Distractions left off. And just as the author states, if you haven’t read book one, you will need to stop and read that first. A lot will be confusing if you try and cheat and read this story first. You wouldn’t skip episodes of your favorite soap opera and you shouldn’t do it with this series. If you like stories where lives are complicated then this is for you.
Gavin is having to say goodbye to Red for a few months. We’re also introduced to Gavin’s sister, Lillian. Isabelle (Red) has a traveling companion while she goes back to school. Jake is someone that she already has a connection with – he is just one of the secondary characters to watch out for. Red shows how tough it can be when starting a new chapter in a place that is far away from loved ones.
This is a story shows the sadness of those that are left behind while a loved one has gone away for a while. Red’s start at college life turns interesting. This just goes to show how creative the author is. It’s a story that delves more into who they are as individuals when Gavin and Red are away from each other. For me, the secondary characters stand out more than the main characters but it’s their interaction with Gavin and Red that make the story so interesting.
One interesting secondary character is Nixon – he is something of an enigma. He was definitely one of the reasons that I couldn’t stop reading. Another reason is that I felt that this book would stand up to any soap opera currently on TV. Personally, I would watch this before watching any of the others. If you’re a true soap opera fan, you do not want to be disturbed while your program is on. The same can be said about when you are reading this book. The story is left up in the air and the author doesn’t give you any hints about another book.
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Buy: AmazonSynopsis: Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have it no other way. On the verge of a full blown panic attack, Gavin steps in to provide Red the distraction she needs to forget all about her ex. But as things quickly spiral out of control, will Red be able to keep her feelings for her best friend a secret in order to save their friendship?
*This book contains sexual situations and explicit language. This is Book 1 of the Distractions Series.
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