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The Perfect Distraction - Book 1

Melissa Rolka

Synopsis

The Perfect Distraction"When Katherine "Kate" leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted.

Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.”

The Review

The perfect distraction, well it certainly lives up to its name this was the perfect distraction for me from; housework, laundry, even x-factor! I know I can here everyone thinking omg! X-factor but I have to say that this story is remarkable. It’s about a young girl who was previously in a misguided relationship and is now about to embark on a journey of experiences and understanding, little did she realise she would become the girl who everyone wants.

Kate is a wonderful character and reminds me of myself in many ways hiding emotions and not wanting to deal with things head on. Melissa has done an amazing job in building this character and making you understand everything about her and the rationale behind why she does the things she does. Kate believes she is a weak individual who has been manipulated many times before and WOW when she does go for it you start rooting for her and telling her she can do it! I don’t want to give too much away but she meets a drop dead gorgeous “player” Reed *sighs*. I won’t tell you too much more about the plot because you would truly miss out on this story.

I love the writing style to this book; Melissa does a wonderful job and stepping back in time at crucial periods, which enhance on your feelings towards Kate. I however would recommend you having the air con on or windows open when they get down to the steamy scenes because my god it is written beautifully as if you were there in that intimate moment. I have to say before I started reading this book I didn’t realise it was a series and I can tell it doesn’t show throughout the book; as many of you know sometimes when reading series the first book is generally slow so that you can get to engage and understand the characters this was not the case with The Perfect distraction and I was more than gutted when the end dawned and there was a cliff-hanger!
Melissa how could you do that to me!!! I do have to say though that it has a very good plot and is consistently captivating. I have managed to read this book in around 7 hours as I have struggled to put it down. Each time I went to put the book down to try and get some of my housework done it distracted me all over again and I needed to know more! I know feel a book hangover coming on. Thank you, Melissa for the opportunity to read this prior to its release.

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Posted on: 10/4/2013 - Posted by: Francessca Webster

- Francessca Says...

Melissa how could you do that to me!!! I do have to say though that it has a very good plot and is consistently captivating. I have managed to read this book in around 7 hours as I have struggled to put it down.

- Riley Says...

Each time I went to put the book down to try and get some of my housework done it distracted me all over again and I needed to know more! I know feel a book hangover coming on. Thank you, Melissa for the opportunity to read this prior to its release.

- Natalie Says...

Sounds good, adding it to my TBR :)

- Exbuffalo2001 Says...

I am reading it today (at work)

- jodie Says...

loved loved loved bookclub with you and this book fab read :)

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