Sunday, August 3, 2014

Book Review ~ Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom

 by Ryan Ringbloom

New Adult Contemporary

What can be said about Josh Brewster? Nothing good, that's for sure. Just ask anyone. They'll be quick to tell you. Josh is a selfish, sweet-talking manipulator who will charm you in a minute, all the while planning his next move. He uses. He leaves. All Josh desires is things that come easy. Why actually work hard for something when you don't have to?

When Josh comes to face to face with a girl who’s doesn’t make anything easy, Josh begins questioning the game he's played so long. He’s suddenly eager to learn how to work for something he never imagined wanting. Can a player really change his ways? Better yet, will his past forgive?

Aidan Turner has had a rough life, a life that has only become harsher as he's gotten older. The scars across his face serve as a constant reminder of the haunting nightmares from his past life. Seeing himself as nothing but a monster, Aidan believes no one will ever be able to look past his flaws.

His reasoning is about to change when his very own beauty comes barreling in, sparking emotions he'd thought he'd never feel. Love sizzles between them, but his friendship with another girl complicates everything, especially after the nature of their friendship becomes confused. Will friendship overshadow his true feelings and ruin both couples’ chances at happiness? 

Warning – Mature Content. 

This book was absolutely wonderful and a pure delight to read! The story is about four people who are trying to hide their flaws – one way or another.  The first part of the book is told from alternating POV’s of Josh and Aidan and the second part of the book is told from alternating POV’s of Becca and Jordyn.   The characters are realistic and have real issues – real flaws and I was really able to connect with them. 

My first impression of Josh was not a favorable one. I thought he was a total Class A Jerk and wanted to shake some sense into that boy.  But something amazing happened while I was reading this story – he grew up and totally redeemed himself!  I think Josh and Becca are perfect for one another!

Aiden was by far my favorite character.  Living with a horrible scar on his face, he had to live a life full of people scared of him and constantly staring.  I just wanted to reach in and hug him.  Aiden is another character that grew in the book as well.  Overcoming his desire to stay out of the public, he finally withdrew from his shell and had a purpose – one he had fun doing.  Of course, Jordyn had a lot to do with that, but that girl had her own set of issues.

Flaw is the first book I have read that was written by Ryan Ringbloom, and I must say, I am hooked!  I love her writing style and her characters. Not only was Flaw entertaining, it was also thought-provoking.  This book is about love, feelings getting hurt, being judged and heartbreak.  It has all the ingredients needed for a purely amazing book. The old adage, never judge a book by its cover, is the theme of this story as it should be in life.  This is a must read for all and one that I would highly recommend.

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

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Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness... she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.
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