Review: Streamline by Jennifer Lane

Posted June 21, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments


Series: Stand Alone
Author: Jennifer Lane
Publish Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Number of pages: 460
Source: received from author in exchange for my honest opinion
Buy:  Amazon | B&N
Book Description:
Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter–her father–is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.

This is going to be a quickie review.

You want to feel ALL THE EMOTIONS????? Read this book.  Seriously, go ahead, read it.  This book tackles so many hard situations it’s unreal.  I couldn’t imagine going through the obstacles these characters have to go through.  One of the biggest issues throughout the book is abuse, followed closely with addiction.  If you are queasy about tough subjects, this may not be the book for you.  But I do hope you give it a try, you can see just how strong this characters are.

Parts of the book felt drug out, but when I got to the end I was glad the pacing was a little slow.  It allowed more time for me to really get to know the characters, and what they are going through.  I highly recommend this book if you are wanting something to test your comfort limits.  There isn’t anything sexually graphic, but some of the images of the abuse Leo goes through can be pretty intense.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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