Monday, 11 August 2014

Arc Review: Breakdown by Amanda Lance

Breakdown (Crash Into Me #1)
Breakdown by Amanda Lance
Charlotte Ferro is about to jump.

Yet nothing ruins a perfectly good suicide attempt worse than a handsome do-gooder. After William O’Reilly convinces her to take one last ride with him, Charlotte finds herself forgetting about her own problems and enjoying a world of which she never dreamed.

Now addicted to the rush of fast cars and cool criminals, Charlotte finds herself leaning less towards the ledge and more toward the arms of her savior. But with reasons of his own for keeping Charlotte safe from herself, William is reluctant to involve her in his criminal undertakings. Will his career choice keep them apart? Will Charlotte’s painful past?

Kerry-Mae's Review 4 out of 5 Stars

Okay, first thanks to the author for giving me an early copy to review.

This is a really good book and the first in a series, so I'll be looking forward to reading any sequels when they are released. I've never read anything by this author before but I would definitely consider reading other books she's written. Breakdown was exciting and fun, which I wouldn't have expected since it also deals with some pretty dark problems. The main character, Charlotte (or 'Jumper' as she's called), was very identifiable, at least she was to me. Her back story isn't really revealed that much in the book but you certainly get the sense that she's been through something horrible that has left her damaged, the kind of damage she can't fix on her own. That's where the 'do-gooder' comes in and throughout the book you can see how his appearance in Charlotte's life is changing her, some of it good and some of it bad. 

The only reason I didn't give full stars is that I prefer back story to be explained more fully than it was. The revelations about both characters pasts seemed a little brief and disjointed to me, but that might be because the book was quite fast-paced and there wouldn't have been room to explain more. Hopefully their stories will be revealed more in rest of the series. 

In all, a great book that I would certainly recommend to others when it is released on August 5th.

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