Saturday, November 9, 2013

Blue Love Review

In this New Adult / College, Coming of Age story Tessa Ross tries to fight her attraction to bad boy Lucas Links. He is hot, arrogant, and has a sexual past that most boys his age could only dream of, (If they even knew they could dream of such things).

Lucas, the star quarterback seems to have it all, super star athletic abilities, expensive clothes, cars, and women who literally stop just to watch him walk by. On the outside he appears to have it all.

Tessa is a young woman who lives her life always doing what is right to make everyone else happy. She tries desperately to hold herself accountable to the demanding expectations of her family and everyone around her.

Is Tessa as innocent as she appears? Is Lucas just a spoiled young man who seems to have what every male, and female wants?

If you Love an emotional story that is full of spicy hot goodness. If you Love to follow a story from beginning until the bitter sweet end. If you are often left wondering what happened next... get your tissues and lip balm ready you are in for the read of your life.

As we all know, you should never judge a book by it's cover.

I gave Blue Love, the first book in M.J. Fields’ Love series, two leaves. I tried so hard to like this book, I really did. It was a unique story, but I couldn’t relate or even like any of it. The beginning was intriguing. The story was told from an omniscient third person point of view. The first few chapters were actually kind of a jumble, but like I said, it was intriguing. It skipped to about six different characters’ POVs in maybe the first three chapters. They were all connected in some way, and each time they interacted with someone new we would get to see inside their head a little of their past for about two and a half seconds. I was like, if this goes on the entire book I won’t get bored… However, it would have been very hard to keep the characters all straight in my head. I didn’t have to worry though, because eventually it just became Tessa and Lucas’ POVs with random Jade POVs.

Here’s the breakdown of the characters: Tessa and Lucas are in love. Which happened in less than a week after they started “dating”, mind you, which was preceded by some hate-flirting relationship that should have lasted longer. Tessa’s cousin Jade and Lucas’ best friend Tommy are in love. They fall in love at the same time Tessa and Lucas do, but they actually stay stable. Tessa and Jade have two friends, Becca and Phoebe, who are foster sisters. Oh, and Phoebe and Alex have some thing going on. I think. Alex is Tessa’s older brother. Then there’s Lucas’ twelve “ex-sexes”, one of which is his psycho ex-girlfriend Sadi. Surprisingly, we don’t have to suffer her POV, which is a very good thing. We can’t forget Toby and Ben. I’m not really sure what they are. They’re like Tessa’s ways of trying to get over Lucas? But, not really? Because her and Lucas are only together for maybe ten seconds of the book, not consecutively of course, and even when they aren’t they’re still making out, calling each other baby, texting, and saying “love you, anyways” to each other. An honorable mention goes to Tessa’s parents, whose separation is apparently supposed to excuse Tessa’s temper tantrums where she goes off and gets drunk and does reallyyyy stupid stuff.

Yeah… Dysfunctional doesn’t even BEGIN to describe Tessa and Lucas. Normally I’m all over dysfunctional relationships because, you know, they’re intense, full of drama, and never boring. Yet, the author somehow found a way to suck all the fun out of dysfunctional relationships. Tessa was immature, painfully so, and a tad bit bipolar. Lucas was a douchebag and the typical man-whore who never excused his behavior. Except, the only emotions I ever felt while reading were for Lucas and his terrible childhood, but it never lasted long. Lucas really does know how to make you hate him. All the other characters were meh. Jade and Tommy kind of had a cute first-love thing going on in the background. And they were the completeee opposite of Tessa and Lucas’ repetitively ridiculous relationship.

There were some redeeming aspects. Like the focus on family. Tessa is a great older sister. And Lucas becomes a fantastic older brother. He even manages to fix his father’s family life in the process. Tessa’s family? Her parents to be more specific, not good role models. At all. The dialogue was stilted and awkward. The characters were very hard to relate to. The writing could definitely be improved on. However, like I said the story was unique. So, you gotta give it that at least.

I can’t believe there’s going to be three more books… What else can possibly happen to them? I’m pretty sure I already know what all is really going to happen. The ending was predictable. It wasn’t a cliffy in the way where someone’s life is in peril, but there were TONS of unanswered questions at the end. I just was so sick of the ridiculousness that is Tessa and Lucas, that I couldn’t be anything more than annoyed that their story couldn’t just conclude already. I think the author could have trimmed out a ton from all four books and just made it one. But, who knows? Maybe the characters grow up? And become better people? Maybe? Hopefully?

I am a very new self published writer. I will tell you I have always had a very vivid imagination. 

Starting at age 3 (as it states in my Baby Book).

Sigma was my very first love (imaginary boyfriend). He lived about fifteen miles from my childhood home, (a farm). I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our families snowmobiles, (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and "Thank God" I was able to take care of him.

Next was my very first self publishing gig. At eight my cousins and I (and yes I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.

Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 (Kick ass cousin BTW) and very far away from home during a very scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).

Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I can do that, (meaning writing). I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped. I have two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Ten books in 13 months. CrAzY and wonderful.

I love love! ( I would love to reference Pinks new song here, however I am not sure if that would cause copyright issues.)I also tend to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.

I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend most the time. I run a small business out of my home and spend time reading and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets and friends and noise ninety percent of the time, and I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, and books.

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