I am so happy to be a part of this Blog Tour and my stop today I have a review AND my first ever Dream Cast!!
Anguish was the status quo, until she walked in.
Breaker James Collins is confined in a prison of his own making. Scarred doesn’t begin to define his hell since finding out his girlfriend had cheated, stolen, and lied two years ago. It led to a single event—one that would blacken his days and his nights from then on. Since then, he hasn’t left his house, crippled by fear of people and any social interaction.
Ashland talks too much and has the voice of a meth-laden prairie dog, or so she’s always been told. She’s been called annoying and irritating all of her life and gave up on having friends for a long time. College has given her a new lease on a social life and she’s embraced who she is. But now she’s waiting for the one guy who can take her breath away and put up with her antics.
A simple note pinned to a corkboard will lead Ash right to Breaker’s solitary world and she will learn that just because a guy doesn’t fit her ideal, doesn’t mean she won’t fall head over feet in love.
********ARC received in exchange for an honest review********
What! A! Book! Lila Felix has found a new fan in me after reading this and hopefully in all of you too. I loved this book so hard that it has instantly worked it’s way on to my list of favourite reads of 2013 and without a doubt I will be reading this again. My plan when I started reading AnguiSH was to split it over two days but I just couldn’t put it down and was finished in one sitting, left desperate for more.
I want to point out that I love the play on words with the title (AnguiSH – the main character is ASH), and as I read the book I loved more and more of what I was reading. Breaker had a bad experience which caused him to be afraid of being around people and so refused to leave his house for two years. Ash was known for being a loner that talked a lot and had a voice that annoyed everyone that heard it. Apart, people tried to tear them down. But together, they built each other up in to something beautiful.
Breaker James may not be your typical book boyfriend but he sure has me dreaming about him! Due to lack of exercise and not eating properly, he was pretty skinny but still managed to keep his abs. Add in dark hair, smokey eyes and the most caring, trustworthy heart and we’ve got a winner! Breaker was so sweet I was awwwww-ing and swooning all over the place. Seriously, it’s not possible to do anything but love that guy! I hated watching him struggle with his condition especially when there were people trying to purposely keep him ill and basically ruin his life!!!
Ashland was actually really cool for a loner! I loved her personality and her dry sense of humour, and I found myself constantly laughing at her thoughts and conversations with Breaker. I’m going to buy the actual ebook and I’m pretty sure that when I’ve read it again, about half of it will end up highlighted from all my favourite quotes (because trust me, there are a lot). I thought she was a really strong character, especially considering everything she had been through, and that’s what we all want in a female main character, right? She was quirky and so cool that I would absolutely want her as my BFF. You know, if she wasn’t fictional . . .
Breaker and Ashland’s personalities bounced of each other and it created a truly captivating story. There was literally only one thing in the entire book that slightly got to me and that was the fact that Breaker went from not being able to leave the house without Ash (but still having attacks) to going to the store, for dinner, out on his bike and to his doctors office all without her in space of 24 hours. It just didn’t seem believable BUT that was only tiny and without it the book would be too good to be true!
I honestly can’t tell you all enough how much I love AnguiSH. It’s a story I would tell everyone to read and I wouldn’t even bother putting it on your TBR list. It needs to go straight to Currently Reading because trust me, if not you will be kicking yourself, wishing you had read it sooner. Lila Felix is a fantastic author and I will definitely be looking out for her in the future.
So, because Im still a newbie (my blog has only been going around 4 weeks), this this is my first Dream Cast and I’m so glad I got to do it with characters I love.
Sean Faris is who I would love to be cast as Breaker in a movie. He is gorgeous, has dark hair, beautiful eyes, and is slim but still has some sexy abs going on. He has starred in Pearl Harbor, Smallville, One Tree Hill, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars.
Zooey Deschanel is my perfect pick for Ashland. Long dark hair, she’s quirky, talks a lot and also has a voice that some find annoying. She is a fantastic actress and has starred in many films and tv shows but is most commonly known as Jess in The New Girl.
So there you have it! I hope you all like my review and dream cast. I’d love to know what you think and if you would pick someone different lets hear it 🙂 A big thank you to Lila Felix for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this Blog Tour. Enjoy the rest of the stops and make sure you get your copy! AnguiSH is a book you do not want to miss!