Inspire by Heather Buchine
Publication date: March 31st 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!
Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.
***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***
By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!! In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.
Inspire had some ups and downs for me. Buchine's writing is quite good for the most part and the story flowed well and kept my attention (even if it did having me yelling and cussing at the characters).
If you have ever read my reviews you know that my favorite part of a book is the characters. Buchine's characters had me all over the place. One minute I find something admirable and the next I can't stand the way this person is acting.
Paige is this really adorable girl that seems to have it all. She has just graduated and gotten into Columbia, she is a dancer and runs events with her friend to raise money for the needy. She seems to be a pretty self assured, happy, and confident young lady. Then she meets the incredibly sexy Travis and instant attraction! Alright I can handle that. A hot date comes next. I'm still good. The next day Travis completely ignores her in front of his friends AND let's them treat her like crap. WHAT!?!?!
Anyway I don't want to give spoilers but there were a lot of mistakes made by Travis, and Paige turned her head way to easily and just let so much slide. I never could figure out why she let these people treat her this way. I felt Travis had WAY more groveling to do.
As I mentioned before the writing was good and I think I would pick up another book by Buchine because I really do think she could wow us especially if she gives us some stand up characters next time.
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