on June 13th 2016
Genres: YA, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
I received this book for free from Kindle Unlimited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
While most seventeen year-olds work part-time delivering pizzas or whipping up frappuccinos, Brady O’Connell’s job is a little less conventional. Helping his dad with the family ‘business’ is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly, especially when thousands of dollars are being exchanged. There are rules to be followed, timetables to be kept. But when his best friend Jay gets backstage concert tickets, and business interferes with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favorite band, Brady decides to break the rules, just one time.
And one time is all it takes to send his life spinning out of control. When an envelope full of cash ends up in the wrong hands—specifically in the hands of a pretty red-head named Vivienne—things get messy in a hurry. Where Vivienne goes, a whole lot of chaos seems to follow.
But sometimes…chaos is a beautiful thing.
From the author of Hope for Garbage comes another fast-moving, emotionally-charged tale, full of plot twists that will keep you guessing, and true-to-life characters you will root for. Most of all, this is a story of first love—crazy, chaotic first love—love that hits us hard, and never lets go.
Brady O’Connell helps his dad with the family business. One night he decides to cut corners and go to a concert with his friends. An envelope he was supposed to deliver ends up in the wrong hands of a girl named Vivienne. Brady tries to get the envelope back but chaos always follows Vivienne and they have to go on a hunt for the envelope. As they search Brady gets to know Vivienne and there is more to her than meets the eye.
In an Oyster Shell – The concept of the book was interesting and there was tangible character growth.
The Pearls – I liked the concept of the book. I liked that Brady stuck with his dad after his parent’s divorce. You don’t see that too often in books, often it seems the kids stay with the mom. He helps his dad with the “family business” which is essentially helping collect on bets. A parent that lets his kid get into that kind of business is different.
There was great character growth seen in the book. Especially with the dad, he’s basically a stay at home person and due to conflict that arises, he sees the need to change and get out more. This helps his son to be more responsible for being his own age instead of taking care of the parent.
The Sand – I wasn’t very excited reading this book. It didn’t catch my interest above just reading it to read it. I wasn’t particularly wowed.