Author: Emily Snow
Publisher: 320 Pages (December 14th, 2012)
From: The Author
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" title and is intended for readers 18 years and older.
Synopsis: *New Adult Romance*
Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.
When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for.
Review: 4 Stars - Tidal by Emily Snow is a wonderful addition to the “New Adult” category. A damaged actress and a down to earth surfer boy come together in this contemporary stand alone title.
Willow Avery has spent much of her life on the small and the big screen. With fame, money and her rebellious nature and peers it’s not hard to see just how easy she could slip into the “Party Girl” roll. As the story unfolds we learn more about just how much of her life has been a mess due to her past, her choices and the choices of her parents. When everything becomes too much she implodes before she explodes with everything that comes with the bad side of her life. Now she’s being given a last chance, a chance to act again on the big screen if she can just keep herself together and out of rehab.
Her life will never be the same after this venture or the addition of her surfing coach for the movie – Cooper Taylor. He’s everything you’d imagine a surfer boy to be… and then some. This guy is cocky, sweet, and talented and has a good head on his shoulders. However he has some issues of his own to deal with and when the two are put together to get to work, things don’t just simmer, they heat up quick and boy, oh boy, neither of them know just what hit them!
Snow tells a story extremely well and has the characters and writing to back it up. It was easy for me to form an attachment to the characters and their lives. While I was reading I felt for them and their issues and rooted for the best outcome for everyone, especially Willow. Her inner voice from the beginning of the book to the end showed how much she wanted to change and how much she worked to make her life better. So much of that was because of Cooper and that made me love the boy even more.
In the end, I couldn't have asked for a better stand alone “New Adult” title from a wonderful author. By the end of Tidal I was hoping for more of Willows and Coopers story. I’d love to see where the two are now and how much further their lives have changed. This might be the first book I've read from Snow, but it won’t be the last and I look forward to finding more hidden gems from this author.
If you are like contemporary titles or are looking for something “New Adult” then look no further! Tidal fits the bill when it comes to both and has the characters and story to make this a new favorite for others. Go and add it to your readers today!
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.