And it’s time for another New Adult book and this one promises the lures of the Hollywood lifestyle, rehab, Hawaii and a sexy Australian surfer boy.
Willow Avery has become Hollywood’s “It” girl that fell from good graces. After a second stint in rehab, Willow wants out of the treatment center and to stay clean this time. She needs some time to relax and adjust to being out of rehab, but her parents have other plans. Straight out of the hospital, Willow is signed up to do a remake of an old surf movie from the past and is whisked away to film in Hawaii. The Hawaiian breeze might be good for her, but she knows that her gorgeous surf instructor, Cooper, needs to play no role in her recovery. Of course, fate steps in and Cooper may just be the one to save her.
When I started reading Tidal, I hated Willow. She was selfish, annoying and had an attitude to match. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that she wasn’t really a big fan of herself right out of rehab. She was whiny, rude and constantly wondering when and if she was going to relapse. I actually started reading this one awhile back and I disliked Willow so much that I stopped reading it for a while.
I ended up really enjoying Tidal after giving it a second chance. I liked the twists and turns we were sent through and I especially liked Cooper, the surf instructor. He is cute, fun and of course has that surfer-boy-who-is-wise-beyond-his-years vibe that ends up being just what Willow needs.
Sexy Aussies aside, I think the best part of this book is seeing the transformation that Willow goes through. She comes out of rehab hating life and hating herself and the book ends with her starting a new beginning. It was a coming of age tale of the scandalous Hollywood variety.
Tidal is a quck and easy read for those who are fans of the New Adult genre. It's not the most original and it's not the steamiest, but if you have an afternoon where you just want to kick back and read something fun, this Hawaiian romance may be just what you need!
6 out of 10
Happy Reading :)