January 10, 2013

Review: Tidal by Emily Snow (New Adult)

Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every director’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.

When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the man she’s falling hard for.

Tidal, to me, was an emotional read with a happy ending. The story kicks off with Willow coming home from Rehab. Not even day out of Rehab immediately she is thrown right back into the world that put her there to begin with. She wants nothing to do with it, and wish she could just pursue other things, but her parents, agent, and friends won't have it.

She lands a role in a remake of an old and super popular movie, as the leading lady. Right before she begins shooting the film she has to take some surfing classes. This is where the story really gets good!

Being around Cooper, her trainer, Willow begins to look at life differently. He brings out a side of her that she didn't even know existed. He was gentle with her, patient, honest -- brutally honest sometimes -- and kept her sane.

Willow had so many issues within herself, though, that I couldn't help but feel so bad for her. Her life as a movie star is a joke. I have to be honest, while reading, I was reminded a lot of Lindsey Lohan. Willow is so young and beautiful, but her life is just a mess.

Falling in love with Cooper was the best thing that happened to her. She made some wrong decisions, but towards the end she makes one right decision that turns her life around.

This was a great book and fast moving. At times, I did feel that Cooper and Willow's relationship was instant, but there is so much that goes on that it kept me interested. I wanted to know what would happen next and how they would overcome everything.

This is a story I can easily see becoming a movie, and moving to number one on book list.

I think you will enjoy it tons, and recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars!

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  1. I love the description of a emotional read with a happy ending. I can't wait to read my copy.
    Nice review!

  2. Devoured was one of my favorite books last year so I really want to read this!!

  3. I love New Adult, and this sounds like a wonderful way of exploring the people behind fame:))

    Lovely review:)

  4. I heard so many great things about Tidal! I'd love to read this! :D


  5. Awesome review! I cannot wait to read this!

  6. Love Emily's books!! Tidal was great & the Devoured Series is awesome!!

  7. Emily's books are great. Tidal is wonderful and the Devoured series is awesome.

  8. This book sounds really good! And a book that I can easily get into. I love it when I can find a book that I can escape into and read it till I'm done reading it! Your review is great and makes me want to go and get it right now!

  9. This is the firs time I heard of this book.


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