So unfortunately I am in Sunny South Africa and as such could not get my hands on book three of the trilogy – so instead I have a review of the first book in the trilogy – Saving you, Saving Me.
Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads):
*New Adult/Mature-YA with mature themes and sexual situations.
*Book featured and recommended on CBS television news for mature teens and adults in August 2012
*Book was originally edited by Ifsha R. and will be re-edited and re-released with new bonus chapters on Feb. 12, 2013.
18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn’t supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.
Saving You Saving Me inspired the Saving You Saving Me Project found at: http://www.SavingYouSavingMe.com
The Saving YOU Saving ME Project was inspired by the book, which tells the story of Samantha (Sam) Sullivan, who becomes a peer counselor at a teen and young adult crisis center called Sawyer House. The Saving YOU Saving ME Project tries to replicate the atmosphere of Sawyer House by allowing a place for teens through adults a place to share their issues anonymously and in doing so, might be able to help others learn from it or might receive feedback from people about what to do.
Author: Kailin Grow
Where did I get the book: From Xpresso Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.
My Rating: 3 Bookworms
Samantha is the not so typical pastor’s daughter. She actually tows the line. Never parties, never gets drunk and certainly doesn’t mess with boys (except for the ever elusive encounter and a very tender age of 12/13). Now 18, getting ready for college and trying really hard to get a scholarship to leave home she starts a job at the Sawyer house – a hotline for troubled and abused teens to phone in and rant about their issues. She runs into (literally) the ever so sexy, and extremely successful music mogal Collins and feels instant attraction. (EEEK).
This was not quite what I expected. I loved the idea of the Sawyer House project. Stunning. I think a lot of young lives could be saved if everyone had access to that of hotline growing up. I liked the idea the author had with this story. A younger, more tame version of Fifty Shades (which we really needed).
Throughout the book I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the two mc’s. I loved the thought that Ms. Gow put into the back ground of the characters. They each had some hectic stories in their past that tended to come up and put a spanner in the works of their relationship and this made the read very interesting at times. I did feel that Samantha (as a would be psychologist) could have a little bit more of a back bone but this might change in the books to come and Collins had some MAJOR issues which once again, obviously would get tended to on later…
It was an amazingly fast paced read. Before I could wipe out my eyes I was three quarters done with the book. It could use some work but in no way deters me from trying out some of the author’s other work.
Some more on the Me and You Trilogy:
She is a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communications Masters in Management program in journalism, marketing and publishing at the University of Southern California.
You can find her here:
Her website: http://kailingow.com/
Her Publisher’s Site: http://www.theedgebooks.com
Official website and blog: http://www.kailingow.wordpress.com
With Collins away in Europe, and Sam back with her family before she heads off for college, Sam is forced to confront her past. Confronting her past requires all the support she can get, and when she thinks it is harder than she thinks, help for her comes from the most unexpected place.
It all comes crumbling down…
When she meets billionaire bad boy Collins McGregor, who pulled himself out of the streets and became a self-made media mogul, an irresistible attraction has her breaking all the rules.
But one bad boy is not enough to take her down…it was when she became a peer counselor at the little non-profit young adult crisis center, helping teens to new adults, help deal with issues from dating and relationships to abuse, Sam falls hard…for the very troubled Daggers, who pulls her into a world…dark, decadent, and dangerously sexy.
With one twist after another, when the past comes to confront the present, and the present threatens the future; Collins, Daggers, and Sam’s lives collide in such an explosive way, that there is no going back. Only forward on a path towards freedom…from the past and from their demons.
There will be no regrets.
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