Sunday 20 September 2015

✪ Switch (Spark #5) ✪ Jennifer Ryder ✪

With an ex fiancé leaving her in debt, breaking up with her girlfriend and struggling to find a place she can afford, Sophie McKenna has hit an all-time low. Everyone thinks shes a lesbian, and she likes it that way, but her estranged parents know better.

The foul-mouthed motocross mechanic, Rocco De Luca, only has his incarcerated brother left. Every day is a battle of the mind and of the bottle. Tequila and easy women soothe the pain, but they never fill the void.

Rocco doesn
t mind offering his spare room to the hot lesbian he refers to as Suds. She wont be clingy, far from it, and hes keen on the idea of getting to see a bit of girl on girl action.

With such volatile personalities under the same roof, and being in April and Spencer
s wedding party, they both have to learn to get along, even though they cant stand each other.

He never thought he might actually grow to like her.

She never thought she might actually hate him less.

*Contains content for over 18 years of age. CAN BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE

ARC received via Give Me Books for an honest review

Rocco and Sophie - woohoo!

It has been a couple of days since I finished reading  Switch, and I still don't know how to write this review to do this book justice.

I have not read all of the Spark series so far, even though they have been sitting on my shelves forever - so many book, too little time.

Right from the start, Sophie and Rocco got to me. Both so emotionally broken, emotionally brittle.  To the outside world they are funny, snarky, the life of the party, but as they start to open up to each other, we see the real man and woman behind the smiles and the laughs.  We see how alike they really are. 

Switch delves into some darker places than you expect.  Alcoholism, addiction, prison life, deceit. Nothing was sugar coated or glossed over.  Ms Ryder got right to the heart of the matter and dealt with issues realistically and honestly.  And boy did it get to me
I absolutely and utterly adored Sophie.  No matter how sh!tty her life got, nothing and no one would keep her down.  She would dust herself off and keep going.

Rocco, dear Rocco. So much is going on in his life, so much pain.  My heart broke for him as one knock came after the other.  I loved how even though he was hurting his friends, they kept on coming for him, to help him. That he meant enough to them that they did not desert him.

Most of all, I loved how good Rocco and Sophie are for each other.  They are the salve that soothes each other's pain.  They are each other's compass, keeping them on track.  They want to become better because of each other.

Switch is a beautifully written, emotional story.  I was emotionally drained after reading it, it affected me so much.

Trust me when I say you will want a box of tissues beside you as you read!

I cannot wait to see what Ms Ryder brings us next!

Jennifer Ryder, New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series.
A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer. Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. A born and bred Canberra girl, now living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013. 

Jennifer is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and the Australian Romance Readers Association.

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