Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: Dare To Kiss By S.B. Alexander (The Maxwell Series Book #1)

Dare to KissDare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dare to Kiss
by S.B. Alexander

Right from the start this book had me. This book was so captivating that I wanted to read it all in one sitting, of course I couldn’t but I did try. I did end up staying up all night to finish this book.

The first thing I loved about this book was the fact that Lacey, who is now senior loved playing baseball. That is all she wants to do. Eat, sleep and play ball. Not softball but baseball with the boys. She was an awesome pitcher until tragedy strikes her family when she was a sophomore.

After being diagnosed with PTSD, the Doctor recommended moving across country and so her Dad and her settle into their new town. Lacey practiced pitching during the summer and was ready to try out, she was ready. But being a senior in high school, comes the cliques and the other issues of high school and a boy, yes a hot boy.

I really loved the way the writer captured the intensity of this teenage girl and her issues. I liked how she wrote about the details, everything, from what they were wearing, to the scenery. I felt like I was in the story. I also thought having her being a smart intelligent young lady who had goals even after her tragedy and how focus she tried to be. Not easy when you’re this age and then to have the issues that she had and the loss that she had to deal with. This book is so awesome.

The only bad thing in this book is waiting for the next one.
I don’t give details about this book, accept what it is said on Goodreads, this book is awesome and show how overcoming diversity in your life, you can still move forward with your goals and become what you want.

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest opinion.

What Goodreads says the book is about:

Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To be the first girl ever to grace a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed.

Her fastball is impeccable, her curveball equally as good, and her slider annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs. When she loses her mother and sister to a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares, panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to do, and for Lacey that is baseball.

After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make Kensington High’s baseball team. But trying out for the team comes with obstacles—the captain, Aaron Seever, doesn’t want a girl on the team. 

Her life is further complicated when she meets Kade Maxwell, a tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy who has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when Kade’s archenemy returns to town to settle a vendetta. 

To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to heal otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life, especially love.

This is a New Adult Novel and contains strong language and sexual content. Intended for audiences age 17+

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