REBOUNDING by Shanna CLayton
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Pages: eBook, 442 pages
Published: 15 June 2015
Organized by: Xpresso Book Tours
Goodbye. Charlotte Hart will do anything to escape the life she once adored, even if that means moving in with a mysterious guy from her past. Hello.
When the girl who saved Max Archer’s life shows up on his doorstep, he knows he can’t turn her away. Neither of them can let go of their pasts. Both of them are living a lie. If they can’t figure out how to rebound, they’re destined to crash and burn.
Shanna Clayton I’m not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that’s what happened. Now I live and breathe all things books. When I’m not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!
Rebounding is a cute, heartbreaking novel.
You know, when you’re undoubtedly falling for someone and so you remind yourself that it’s a bad idea, that s/he’s a bad idea, and that you shouldn’t or you couldn’t possibly be, and then you just keep on falling harder.
Thanks life, thanks.
After losing the only life Charlotte has ever known, all she wanted was to pick herself back up, know who she is and not fall in love. But of course, life don’t always go according to your plans and sometimes don’t even listen to your wishes.
The characters were all lovable in their cliché ways. The little miss perfect had a meltdown and wasn’t as perfect as everyone thought. The revenge-for-the-past driven bad boy. The annoying noisy guy on the outside that is really adorable and caring. The caring best friend. The best friend you half-ignored for the past years but still stick to you. The overprotective brothers. The gay brother who is also the closest brother to her. Cliché people. But that doesn’t make them less lovable. They’re real enough. They make bad choices enough. They can’t keep their thoughts to themselves. They’re crazy enough. I would really love to read Steph and Trevor’s story though.
Rebounding is written in Charlotte’s and Max’s POV in first person. Most of the quotes I found are about losing yourself, wondering who you are, looking for your own identity and wondering if you ever really had them. Letting the past go, not letting the past rule you. I love the writing.
The plot isn’t as cliché as the characters but it is still. And heaven knows I’m all in for clichés as long as the characters were all workable with and Rebounding has some lovely characters. It had a good pace and had enough heartbreaking moments, sexy moments, and suspense moments. The ending felt hurried to me but fine anyway. The family aspect is big just as the self problem is.
Overall, Rebounding is a great NA novel. Like Taylor Swift said, The worst part was not losing him. It was losing me. Charlotte did her best to get away from that life but if your new life falls apart a lot easier than the one you left behind, hat do you do? If the past is only what keeps you going but at the same time is what kills you, what do you do? You know what they say, your past doesn’t define you and you sure shouldn’t let that take over your present. Rebounding is beautifully written and if you’re into fast paced life-changing (for the characters but can work on you too) romance, Rebounding is a must-read. Really, if you love NA romance, read this.
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