Book Title: New Point Author: Olivia Luck
Genre: New Adult Release Date: September 10, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Imagine the worst day of your life. Immerse yourself in the details. How did you feel? Who were you with? What were the consequences? Recalling my darkest day is as simple as typing a few search terms into a web browser. It only took thirty minutes for me to become the center of a media frenzy that caught the attention of an entire country. So I hid. Nine months later and I'm getting better. Moved two hours from home, landed my dream job, and met a delicious new guy. Healing is that simple, right? Wrong.
“Since the moment I unpacked, it’s like I’ve been released from the shackles of prison. Not all, but some of the things worrying me are smaller hills for me to conquer. What I mean is, before I got here, I worried that being around kids would send me into flashback mode. In a way I did have a flashback, but it was positive. I was the version of myself who loved being in a school environment. I remembered what it was that drew me into this line of work in the first place, aside from a love of research and literature.”
Zoe Baker, the new girl in New Point. Starting over in a place where she was told she could heal from a past that has completely rocked her world, changing the way she thinks, acts, the person she is. The only way to move forward is to feel safe again…and she has a long way to go, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.
“Dr. Greene may not be easily convinced, but I’m a believer—recovery is so close I can spot it in the horizon. And with that comes a little piece of serenity in my normally tense emotional armor.”
With a home on Lake Michigan, a new job at the local library and having caught the eye of a very sexy Miles Wilson, Zoe can only remain positive in the fact that the pieces of her life are coming back together. Even her over-protective brother, much to his dislike for the situation, has tried to back off a little and let Zoe make her own decisions. Never did she think that in all that has happened that she would be thrown back into the nightmare of her previous life…or that unexpected people would be there to help her find peace.
This was one of those books where I lost sight a little; I couldn’t determine what the actual point was until near the end and it discouraged me. It was longer than I felt it needed to be, and there wasn’t something to completely make my heart jerk from my chest, even if it still flowed and felt good. I do feel it fell short with the content because it could have definitely pulled more emotion out of me…but in the story’s defense, the main plot is a very (and I mean very) sensitive subject matter, even if it was mostly skirted around. Anyone with kids in school can definitely see where the conflict lies. And for that reason alone, I gave it the rating I did. A love story is a love story is a love story, it’s the extra that makes New Point different. I look forward to the next book.
**3.75 Anxious Doesn’t Cover It, Stars**
“New Point isn’t known for much breaking and entering, but I have to admit, this looks mighty suspicious,” an unmistakably Midwestern accent drawls from behind me, effectively scaring the sweat off my bare shoulders. A shriek escapes from my lips as I teeter preciously on the wood chair and my hands lose their grip on the white doorframe. The rubber of my flip flop doesn’t provide much traction and my body pitches sideways. In just a second I’ll crash against the deck floor and I’ll spend the summer recovering physically instead of gaining back my old– Sturdy muscular arms slide around my waist and yank me against an equally firm chest. “Woah, there. I didn’t mean to scare you.” The masculine voice has a smile behind it. “Probably shouldn’t go sneaking up on someone then,” I mutter once I catch my breath and untangle myself from his grasp. He chuckles at my retort, a rich baritone that makes me feel like shivering. When I’m a step or two back I’m nearly breathless again, but this time for completely different reasons. Sturdy was one way to describe his muscular grasp, but now that I have a full frontal view of him, I see my mistake. He’s perfect. Thick arms with nicely defined muscles that don’t bulge too aggressively beneath his white T-shirt, a broad chest, trim waist with low riding blue exercise shorts. And that’s just his body. Bright white teeth gleam at me from behind a broad smile. Thick, dark curly hair begs to have fingers run through it and he has coffee colored eyes framed by long lashes most girls want desperately. He’s a combination of sultry sex appeal and mischievous intentions as displayed by the twist of his lips. Less than one minute in his presence and I’m practically swooning. “Who are you?” I blurt out. With a smirk, he crosses his arms across the planes of chest. “Shouldn’t I be asking the questions, Ms. Breaking and Entering?”
~Meet the Author~
Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family. Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: email@example.com Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family. Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails: firstname.lastname@example.org