Friday, March 07, 2014

Book Tour Stop: Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom

Title: Flaw
Series: Flaw #1
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Genre/ Age Range: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: BookBaby
Release Date: January 23, 2014

Description: What can be said about Josh Brewster? Nothing good, that's for sure. Just ask anyone. They'll be quick to tell you. Josh is a selfish, sweet-talking manipulator who will charm you in a minute, all the while planning his next move. He uses. He leaves. All Josh desires is things that come easy. Why actually work hard for something when you don't have to? 

When Josh comes to face to face with a girl who’s doesn’t make anything easy, Josh begins questioning the game he's played so long. He’s suddenly eager to learn how to work for something he never imagined wanting. Can a player really change his ways? Better yet, will his past forgive?

Aidan Turner has had a rough life, a life that has only become harsher as he's gotten older. The scars across his face serve as a constant reminder of the haunting nightmares from his past life. Seeing himself as nothing but a monster, Aidan believes no one will ever be able to look past his flaws.
His reasoning is about to change when his very own beauty comes barrelling in, sparking emotions he'd thought he'd never feel. Love sizzles between them, but his friendship with another girl complicates everything, especially after the nature of their friendship becomes confused. Will friendship overshadow his true feelings and ruin both couples’ chances at happiness? 


"But something happened. I met someone and lately I find myself wanting a flaw in my life. I find myself craving a flaw, drawn to a flaw. I want that flaw. You know what i am talking about."

I loved it! This is Ringbloom's first book that I have read and I am sure it won't be the last. As far as NA goes its definitely a 5-star book. I am personally not a fan of NA novels because they are usually too emotional for my taste. This one is not an exception but author has pulled it off superbly. Emotional but not in any irritating way. Its perfect for young readers. There are two love stories being told side by side. Two couples... 

Josh and Becca... Josh is the bad guy every girl should stay away from. His reputation precedes him where ever he goes and on every corner you can find a girl he has wronged at one point or another. He is no good and everyone knows that including Becca.
Becca's life hasn't been easy and she has no intention of making it more difficult by falling for the wrong guy. When Josh moved in with her best friend Aiden and she feels an instant attraction towards him she panics. She turns to Aiden because only he can protect her. They love each other after all and it has always been them against the world. 

Aiden and Jordyn... Aiden is scarred inside and out. He has this big flaw and no one seems to get past that. He has lived his entire life in shadows. Rarely going out and never dating. Becca is his only friend with whom he can be himself and not care. Until Jordyn comes. There is something about her he just can't resist although he knows that she will only hurt him in the end.
Jordyn is perfect inside and out or so she and everyone else think. But is she really without a flaw? She loves Aiden and wants to spend rest of her life with him but she is scared too... of what people will say. can she date a flawed guy and get away with it?

The story tells us what real "flaw" is. When everything in you tells you to stay as far away from THAT person as possible but you still can't. Its written in two parts. One from Josh and Aiden's point of view and other from Becca and Jordyn's. Which is I think one of the best things about this book. We get a peek into all of their minds. What they feel, how they think. It makes it so much easier to connect with all the characters. it is a fun and interesting story which any NA fan will enjoy. The tension between the characters and the circumstances surrounding them make it all the more interesting.

About Author: Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.