Saturday, April 28, 2012
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
"Allie can't remember the night her boyfriend, Trip, died. She knows they were driving on the cliff road. That Trip lost control. That she woke up later, broken and bruised. That, somehow, she survived. All Allie has left are the scars, a constant reminder of Trip. Not ready to face the truth, she tries to ignore a nagging feeling that the crash wasn't an accident. Her best friend, Blake, and her brother, Andrew, will do anything to help Allie move on, but when the police reopen the investigation into the crash, suspicions in their small town intensify. Soon Allie's memories collide with a dark secret she's kept for too long. Caught somewhere between her past and her future, can Allie find the truth so she can finally break free?"
First of all, I want to say that I WON this book in our last blog hop!! So cool! Breaking Beautiful just came out this month so I think I am one of the first to review it online. Watch, there will be 1000 more. Anyway...
This is an easy read. I was able to get through it in just over a day. (That includes working, sleeping, being a mom and wife.) If I sat down and read without stopping it would probably be just a few hours. In a few chapters it was almost too slow but would pick back up and keep me reading.
I don't like to guess what is going to happen in a book. I like to just let it take over and guide me as I read. (I think Jillian would totally predict this book within a few chapters...) So, I was a little surprised at the outcome. Allie's big secret took me by surprise and turned the whole book upside down.
I enjoyed Breaking Beautiful as a light read. In a mystery, I would prefer a little more suspense but was between books so enjoyed this break from my normal genre. I would call this a romantic mystery. Love that there was nothing even implied inappropriately!
You tell me, "Does time heal all wounds"?
I give Breaking Beautiful 3 1/2 stars.