Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trial Run by Ella Medler Blog Tour with 4 star review

“Trust me, he says. You’ll be safe with me, he says.” 

Amelie Watts is sick and tired of being treated like a child. She might be willowy and delicate, but she has strength of the kind that doesn’t show on the outside. Plus, she learned all she needed to know so she could cope on her own. Now, if only her big brother would finally release her inheritance! She would fly to the Bahamas and kiss the backwater she grew up in goodbye. 

Jason Watts is fed up with picking up the pieces of his little sister’s life. If only she would grow up already and learn to live life without stabilizers! Her latest idea is insane, and bound to be her most enormous failure to date. But how to make her understand? 

Enter Rob Tyson, incorrigible bachelor and Jason’s best friend. For a laugh, they make a bet. Two people, a hastily acquired boat, and a tropical paradise. What could possibly go wrong?

I honestly thought that Jason was an over bearing big brother. To hear Amelie talk about him, you'd agree. But then she goes and proves that she can't be left alone for long. Her behavior is just over the top rebellion. I wouldn't have wanted to be responsible for her. However, I swear there were two different Amelies. It was like day and night. 

I liked Rob. Not sure why, but he just seemed like a good friend who was willing to help a friend out. In the middle of teaching Amelie a lesson, things go terribly wrong and he's forced to spend a lot of time with her. There were times I really liked Amelie. The banter between her and Rob seemed very natural and fun. However, there were other times she acted like an ungrateful brat. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I wanted to see Amelie mature into the thoughtful, fun loving person I saw glimpses of. I kept reading to make sure they survived their ordeal and were able to get their HEA.

Ella Medler is a U.K. author and free-lance editor. She writes fiction in more than one genre, in a seemingly vain attempt to slow down her overactive brain enough to write non-fiction on subjects she knows a thing or two about. She also does not believe in the starchy use of English, and ignores the type of rule that doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. Her books are action-driven, and well-developed characters are her forte. 

Loves: freedom.
Hates: her inner censor.

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