ARC Review: Scratch By Rhonda Helms

ScratchTittle: Scratch

Author: Rhonda Helms

Length: 240 Pages.

Publisher: Kensington Books

Published Date: September 30th, 2014.

Gender: New Adult, Contemporary ,Music and Romance.

Rating: ★★★ ( 3 OUT OF 5).

How I got it?:  ARC from Netgalley

The most painful scars are the ones you never see. In her DJ booth at a Cleveland dance club, Casey feels a sense of connection that’s the closest she ever gets to normal. On her college campus, she’s reserved, practical-all too aware of the disaster that can result when you trust the wrong person. But inexplicably, Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she’s put up. Like Casey, he’s a senior. In every other way, he’s her opposite. Sexy, open, effortlessly charming, Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings. For some reason Casey can’t fathom, he’s intent on drawing her out of her bubble and back into a world that’s messy and unpredictable. He doesn’t know about the deep scars that pucker her stomach – or the deeper secret behind them. Since the violent night when everything changed, Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. Now, she might be tempted to try.

My Thoughts

“Somehow I’d gone through my life not realizing what I’ve been missing.Existing but not really…living.”

Casey Loved her job as a DJ. It is the only thing keeping her connected to people who other wise she would avoid. She forces herself to believe that everything is okay, she made herself not think about the past, about what and who she lost because she knows that when she faces that truth, her reality. She looses herself. But when she get the chance of living a happy life with someone who makes her look forward to things she would have never imagine. Casey knows she has to evaluate her decisions and weight her options, because if she tell the truth she think she might lose something important again.

“Life Isn’t going to be perfect or safe or peaceful, so you have to grab hold of those things that give you pleasure when they’re here”

I liked this book but I didn’t love it. At moments I coughed myself sighing of how sweet it was but at the end of the day it was missing something. The idea of the book was great,I was really looking forward to it and the cover was amazing. But the relationships where so superficial to me. There was never a reason of why Casey and Daniel liked each other than they found each other attractive.

“…But honey your life already has started. You’ve been living this whole time without really owning it.”

I liked Casey  and lot and I can’t imagine what she when through, she was a very strong character and I can say i liked he more that Daniel. He was sweet and I have liked my fair share of Daniel in life (The opinionated smart guy in class with the green eyes) But he got on my nerves so bad. He claimed he liked Casey and understood said he wouldn’t pressure her and on the next page he would flip at her because she didn’t trust him with her past. It was usually so abrupt and so unconsidered to her , especially after she finally told him of her scars and how she explained she wasn’t ready to talk yet. On the bright side, I liked Megan and Grandma oh and Justin, They made for a really nice group of support for Casey even when she pushed some of most away, they where there and showed their support.

I would recommend this book to people who like an intense back story and cute endings. If you don;t like abrupt changes of pace not. But over all it was a good book, short and it made for a nice weekend.

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