Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Review for The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage

The Stillburrow Crush
Posted by Donna
Release Date: January 10th, 2010
Finished Date: November 2nd, 2012
Publishers: Self-Published
Source: For Review 
Format: Kindle 
Pages: 212
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Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.

But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?

The Review: This was my second book by author Linda Kage and yet again, she doesn't disappoint. The Stillburrow Crush is another sweet contemporary romance novel and it's one I really enjoyed. 

Carrie Paxton lives in small town which seems to revolve around money. There are the rich and the poor and for Carrie, she's classed as poor. So when her school star quarterback, rich boy Luke Carter starts taking interest in her, she's more than a little wary. She seems to think he’s after something from her but could Luke really be interested in just Carrie? 

The Stillburrow Crush is an interesting story that surrounds the life of Carrie – a spitfire of a character whose bark is worse than her bite. She’s quite a hard character to warm to too start with because she’s always so defensive, but she does have her reasons. She believes people judge her because her family isn’t rich and because of this, she’s a bit of an outsider who doesn’t let many people in. My heart went out to Carrie at times because I wanted her to open up to someone and when Luke started being interest in her, I wish she have just given him the benefit of the doubt. However, I do see why she was so hesitant. Not only that but she has a lot of family problems – which add to the emotional part of the story. She really goes through a lot with her family – especially her brother, who I felt deeply sorry for but he was a great addition to the story. Now Carrie’s relationship and family problems, I felt she was an interesting character that was funny at times and by the end of the book, we see a whole new Carrie. I enjoyed the relationship she had with Luke, despite their problems but overall, I was glad they were dedicated to each other enough to make things work.

All in all, this story is a surprising, emotional and sweet read – if you’re a fan of Linda Kage then I’d highly recommend you pick this book up to add to your collection. 

Thank you to Linda Kage for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

1 comment:

Courtney W. said...

I say keep your eyes open for her New Adult book whatever she is going to call it, coming out soon. I just got done with a very advanced readers copy of it. Let's just say it's amazing, like Beautiful Disaster Amazing.