Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chastity by R Rodriguez

Genre:  Adult Contemporary Romance with a Paranormal Spritz
Eternal Beloved Series, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
Chastity Ann Chadwick is a self proclaimed teenage femme fatale who lives in the small sailing town of Seaport Harbor. She’s a boy eater who uses pleasure to numb the pain of her unfortunate circumstances. Little does she know, she’s on a certain path to self destruction when one of her romantic escapades gets out of hand. Life as she knows it will never be the same. Her only solace comes from an unanticipated liaison with the new mysterious guy in school. Her hopes are shattered when she realizes her newfound life is not what it seems. She will only find redemption by searching for her own truth.

First off, this series is a series that you can read in any order.  You do not have to read the first one before the second.  And personally, I enjoyed the second more than the first.  These books are filled with beautiful romance and bittersweet passions, and I came close to crying with this second one.

I can't really describe my favorite parts of this book without ruining it for you.  So let me start off with the setting and the people.  Chastity is in Seaport Harbor (a touristy town) with influential neighbors and a broken family.  While in high school, she's captain of the cheerleading squad and the queen bee, but she hasn't quite learned how to put an effort into making lasting friendships.  She's dating Gavin, the football quarterback while secretly longing for Sloan, Susie's boyfriend.  Did I mention that Susie is her worst enemy?  And then the mysterious new guy, Jared, shows up one day.  And we all want to know more about him, like how he fits into all of this.  Add a few dark family secrets, hurt, betrayal, and other angry emotions, and we got an interesting ride ahead of us.

In the beginning, this book is full of feeling like a contemporary romance.  We're going to live through Chastity's life.  Her mistakes are going to come out, and we're going to feel for her.  I didn't like Chastity initially because she was everything I wasn't in high school.  But boy did she grow on me!  And you really get to feel her human emotions throughout the book.  And there is a blossoming romance that is super beautiful.  But circumstances keep preventing this romance.

And then there's a moment in the book where everything you knew just burned up in flames.  We get a new twist, a new truth.  And it made me like the book even more.

I believe fans of contemporary reads would most likely enjoy this one.  If you like reading about drama, I definitely recommend this.  And I'd say pick this one up before the first in the series (because I liked this one more).

Thanks goes to R Rodriguez for providing me with a review copy.

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