Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Review: Against the Wall by Jill Sorenson

Fans of Katie McGarry, Simone Elkeles, and Tammara Webber will love Against the Wall! As teenagers, they fell for each other despite the odds. But now that Eric and Meghan are all grown up, they’re reunited by fierce passion and dangerous secrets.
Eric Hernandez is the bad boy of every schoolgirl’s fantasies—and every mother’s nightmares. But after serving time for manslaughter, he’s ready to turn his life around. He just needs a chance to prove himself as a professional tattoo artist. The one thing that keeps him going is the memory of the innocent beauty he loved and left behind.

Meghan Young’s world isn’t as perfect as it looks. The preacher’s daughter is living a lie, especially now that Eric is back. Tougher, harder, and sexier than ever, he might be the only person she can trust. But there’s no telling what he’ll do to protect her if he learns the truth, and that’s a risk Meghan won’t let him take. And yet, back in the arms of the troubled boy with the artist’s soul, Meghan can’t help surrendering to the man he’s become.

Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 by Loveswept 
Genre: New Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This book was OK but I really felt like I was missing a part of the story. Meghan and Eric's history before he went to prison was very vague and I thought I was missing a piece of the puzzle. I had to go back and check because I thought that perhaps this was a sequel but no. It was hard to route for their forbidden love when I couldn't feel and didn't know the beginning of their story.

Eric was a hard character for me to like. He came across as an immature, horny teenager. I understand that he spent three years in prison but he came across as a young boy just discovering what his penis could do with no control over his hormones. It was not sexy on him at all. Meghan also came across as younger than she was and their relationship felt like it wasn't anything deeper than raging hormones on both parts.

I don't want it to sound like I hated the book because I didn't. I just think that there was a lack of emotion and feeling to the story that could have made it great. It was still entertaining but just didn't pull at my heart strings as much as I would have liked. For me, I  needed the story before the story in order to appreciate it fully.

About the Author
Jill Sorenson is the RITA-nominated author of more than a dozen novels, including the Aftershock series with HQN. She lives in the San Diego area with her husband and daughters.  

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