Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway): Flukes by Nichole Chase

  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009MTO970
Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.

Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.

When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.

*** This novel is not intended for young readers. ***

I'm starting to think that I am really a NEWBIE in the blogging/book world. Why? Because I haven't heard of Nichole Chase, well, not until I sign-up for the cover reveal of FLUKES, saw the cover **swoon** . Cover Unveiled: Flukes by Nichole Chase .I even remember commenting on the cover:

I think the cover is pretty..the combination of blue and yellow is striking and attractive. I don't quite know what the drama behind the water, except that the blurb says something about a secret and the sea, well, quite mysterious, isn't it?.. I'm excited for the book.>:D

So when I saw the sign-up for the blog tour/review, I didn't hesitate a bit. Though, I didn't know this is New Adult and not YA, ( noticing how there are adult steamy scenes and I mean scenes not just glimpses, take note though, this not erotica, it just has a sex scene but all aspects being YA) it didn't affect how much I enjoy reading the book.

Mermaid tales are starting to make a new trend today, so I can't say this is entirely unique. However, the way the story was laid out, made the difference. Meena is found by her foster parents (who's first child died) when she was just a baby while they are out sailing in the sea. Her biological mother, a mermaid, died of injuries. Aside from protecting Meena's secret, suppressing the attraction between Blake, FLUKES also deals with the coming of new mer characters, threat to Meena's existence and much more.

The characters are remarkable, each has a story to tell. Meena is a very lovable heroine, especially since I love animals too, and it's really wonderful to see how much she cared for animals. She maybe naïve, but she's fierce, willing to take on challenges and witty. Blake is the typical bad-boy, high school rebel (except he's rich and not a total jerk) who has a soft spot that he tries to hide. He is also stubborn, but will stand up for others to protect them. The dialogues and scenes from these two hate-to-love characters are electrifying. And there love story though somewhat an insta-love has many challenges, self-doubt, secrets and acceptance plus steamy ones ;) Oh, and Mitch, the dolphin, shouldn't be forgotten!

I just wish the books is a little bit longer, to give more time for romance to develop, and for the secrets to sink in.. and so I wouldn't be here, wishing for the 2nd installment;D

Chase weave a mermaid tale full of surprises, love, myth and finding the good in others. FLUKES is a sweet, light story perfect for a late night read or just a stroll! Very Highly Recommended!

4 ebooks, 1 signed copy, signed postcard, necklace, t-shirt 
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