Book Review: Steal Me by India R. Adams

Steal Me (Haunted Roads #1)Book: Steal Me (Haunted Roads #1)
Author: India R. Adams
Published: May 31, 2017
Publisher: India's Productions
Number of Pages: 313
Format: ebook
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own. 
Rating: 4 Stars
Tags: NA, 4 Stars, Received for Review, Contemporary, Love Story

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Synopsis: “Some relationships have hidden truths that few can survive. Only us strong ones can dare listen to, and have the balls to stay and bear witness to, the result of irrevocable damages. So tell me, Maverick, are you one of the strong?”

Maverick, unfortunately, is well aware of Tucker’s meaning. Mav has recently lost his father, his mother is slipping into a depression, and his little sister is in desperate need of a parental figure. But now he’s losing his heart to Tucker’s mysterious sister, Delilah. As Maverick squints into the sun, looking at the beauty standing in front of the lake, he wonders if his heart is crazy for begging him to take on yet another tragedy.


-MY REVIEW-
This is something special about Adams's books. This special little spark. It's in all of her books, and it makes all of her books unique, and wonderful, and some of my favorites. It's a combination of the writing, characters, and just, her. You know? I rarely find authors as special and kind as Adams, and I'm so thankful that I found her books.

In this book we follow the stories of Maverick, a teenager who moves his family to a new town to escape the troubles that his father's death brought; the second POV is told from Tucker, the protective brother who just wants what's best for his family. The first half of the story is told from Maverisk's POV, and the second half from Tucker's.

Honestly, the first half of this book wasn't amazing. I liked it, but it was missing that spark that is in all of Adams's books. That along with the fact that I didn't really like Maverick. I didn't like how he was always judging people, and his narration wasn't able to keep me fully engrossed in the book. It didn't feel like a India R. Adams book, it felt like any other book that I could read. But oh, did that change. 

I adored Tucker. He was just what the book needed, and he was totally the highlight of the book. We start reading about him when he was a child, to when the book ends. This is when the spark came out, and this is where the four stars came out. Tucker was so sweet, and and I liked him a lot more than Maverick. I thought that his dialogue was better, and it was totally worth reading through Maverick's POV. That isn't to say that Maverick's POV was bad, it was just no where near as good as Tucker's. If Tucker's POV isn't in book two....I don't even want to think about my little apple crisp not being in book two!

So overall, I loved this book! While this isn't my favorite of Adam's books, this is defiantly an impactful book that discusses grief and friendship really well. So while I do recommend this one, I might wait until book two comes out to read it. You know. Just a heads up. Still...dammit Adams...      

Comments

  1. This is me being superficial, but I love the typography on the book cover. Honestly, I don't love the rest of the cover, but the font and font treatment are so pretty. I love author's that have that spark. Sad it was missing from the first half of the book, I'm glad it got better though.

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