Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Perfect Distraction by Melissa Rolka!

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Title - The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)
Author - Melissa Rolka
Genre - New Adult Romance
Release Date - October 1, 2013
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.

Sunny's Review:

I really like this book. At first I was thinking ok this is going to be a triangle where she breaks up with her high school boyfriend and then meets a new guy but also still loves the other guy deal. That is not what this is. It is way deeper and deals with bigger issues. I like that the last couple of books that I have read are not dealing with the normal issues. They are going a little bit deeper and you are getting to see some of the psychological damage that we could all go through.
I am going to say NO!!!! about the ending. It is a doozy and yes there is another book and Melissa--I need to read this ASAP!!!  You will totally fall for Reed. He is such a sweetie! I like that Kate shows what a lot of us would do in her situation.
I am giving this book 4.2 stars out of 5. Now go read this book!!!

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About the Author
1170755_502594919828415_972857835_n   Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.
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