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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  13,053 ratings  ·  846 reviews
Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’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 brok ...more
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Published December 14th 2012 (first published December 12th 2012)
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Oct 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Willow and Cooper:

"You take the nightmares away, I wanted to tell him. Because I don't fucking know you but when I'm with you, I want to feel again. I don't need pills or noise or distraction."

From the begining of the book it is more than clear that main character has some serious problems. Willow, 20 years old famous actor but victim of crazy life style in Hollywood. She is grumpy, unhappy and vulnerable. Moreover, she is just out of rehab, where she spent last six months. Miraculously,
Kim Person
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, beta
I was so honored when Emily asked me to beta read for Tidal! I seriously had to do this.........................................................

You know that whole "you talking to me?" Well to say I loved this book would be an absolute understatement. I FREAKING ADORED THIS BOOK!!!!! The complexity with Willow's character and her emotional state at times just ripped my heart out! You know hiding behind the parties, drugs and the I don't give a rip attitude was a hurting girl who needed LOVE! I w
Jessica's Book Review
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Maybe the Tidal I read by Emily Snow isn’t the same Tidal that everyone else has read. I seem to be in the minority of my opinion over Tidal. I was ecstatic to read Tidal and purchased it the day it was released. I had become a fan of Ms. Snow after reading Devoured this year, so of course I bought Tidal to read.

Tidal is about a 19 year-old washed up celebrity Willow, who is right out of Rehab for the millionth time. Willow has landed the lead of
Ava Black
Nov 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: sexybest
MAJOR COVER LOVE!!! <3 <3 <3

Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
This book was just OK.

A washed up young movie star straight out of rehab has one last chance to make a come back. While training for her movie she falls for her enigmatic surfing coach. I have to admit that I had my doubts from the very beginning, if only because I couldn't get the image of Lindsey Lohan out of my head. EEK!

I found the love story a little lack luster and at times unconvincing. I think this is because at first their relationship is based on so little and has no substance, althou
Lisa Kane
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

"I love you Willow, but I can live without you. I just
refuse to."

It was a pleasure to receive an ARC of Emily
Snow’s Tidal in exchange for an honest review. This is a
book of multiple layers. The main characters, Willow and
Cooper have both experienced tragedy and heart break and are
scarred. These are mental and physical scars. They serve to
remind them of their histories. In Willow’s case they
remind her of her poor choices and indiscretions; in
Cooper’s case, his inability to have c
Fiction And Fashion Book Blog
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

"God, why where all the good-looking ones complete jerks"

We don't think we could have picked out a more perfect book to read while we were snowed in {Stupid Milwaukee!} Lately, we’ve been reading some pretty heavy stuff, and this trip to the beach was EXACTLY what we needed.  Although Tidal was filled with a lot of angst and emotion, it was a fun, quick read that completely swept us away. Both of us had stupid grins on our faces the whole time.

"The world would feed off my downfall, sa
Christina Lyn
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this around 2 in the morning, to be honest reading the few chapter of this book caught me off guard. I didn't expect the ending will be touching and I even cried at the end.

This kind of problems really happens in everyday lives. Willow is very depressed, a addict meth and feels very lonely in her life. Knowing her secret in the end of the chapter make me shiver. I know she's to young to have a baby at 16 BUT still Emily Snow it really surprises me that at the end of it with t
Anne OK
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
After some very troubling times and a stay in rehab, Willow, a young actress, sets out to clean up her act. As luck would have it, she's heading to beautiful Hawaii. There she meets Cooper, a gorgeous surfer, who has been hired to teach her to surf. Cooper takes his job seriously, along with some self-imposed duties. It's a good story that tugs at your heartstrings, serves up some great chemistry, and ends with a superb epilogue!
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Emily Snow is an author I can rely on when I need a quick, welcome break from all of the heavy books out there. Her characters are real and complex, and the romances are sexy and fun. Devoured, was more of an erotic romance but Tidal, as a new adult romance, was quite innocent in comparison.

Willow Avery is a famous actress that went off the deep end 3 years ago and has just recovered from Rehab, to film her next big m
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tidal was an emotional story about a girl who grew up in Hollywood, with pressures from her parents, agents, producers and friends. I really felt like I got a true look into what being a Hollywood starlet would be like. Where does the script end and the reality begin? Who are your real friends? Is what the press says about you true? Can you go to the grocery store without getting your picture taken? I really felt like I was there with Willow, feeling her confusion and pain.

Willow is just coming
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow. This was another surprise for me. I really wasn't sure how much I was going to like this - I think my brain kept conjuring up Lindsay Lohan every time I read the synopsis.

I couldn't have been more wrong. I loved Willow. What she went through, and the struggles she had because of it completely broke my heart. She was much stronger then she thought she was.

And Cooper. *swoon*. Talk about the perfect package. I loved how protective he was of Willow - and how loyal.

It was hard for me to reme
A. Bookzilla.
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much!

It did start out a bit slow, but I stuck with it and am I glad I did. It's one of the better books I've read lately.

It's a really sweet story about a girl finding herself again after some pretty tough things she went through. I liked Willow so much, she's easy to relate to and my heart kept breaking for her. I just wanted to give her a pep talk and hug her.
She's strong, despite everything she's determined that the person she was before wouldn't define her now even thoug
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just seeing the cover of this book has had me excited to read it for weeks!

Willow Avery is an actress who has been through some hard times. She just got out of her last stint in rehab, for being only 19, she has had a rough life with a lot of pressure from her parents and hollywood. She is staring in a new movie remake ‘Tidal’ where she needs to learn how to surf. Enter Cooper Taylor, her surf instructor. They are both obviously attracted to each other, but there relationship starts out a littl
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy by: JESSICA ~Snuggly Bear Paws~
Shelves: ya-na
Rarely am I tempted to give a 3 star rating... It almost breaks my heart to do so AND I'm being generous in this case :(

I have no idea what happened here. I loved Devoured!

The story reminded me so much of cough Britney Spears disaster when she went nuts and basically any other post-rehab court ordered stay star out there. Its too much... It got on my nerves. It was like my browser was stuck on Perez Hilton's web page and I couldn't X-out of it.

Perhaps this book will appeal to those who enjoy
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Willow is fresh out of rehab and along with everyone else around her, is expected to fail and end up right back there. She meets Cooper, her surfing coach for her new movie and she starts to believe. Fantastic story, tugs at the heart strings, has you wondering who is going to try and ruin Willow's happiness, but never has you doubting the sincerity of love. Loved the epilogue too. P.S Cooper is my new book boyfriend, Kellan Kyle may have some competition!
Kristen Proby
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Detailed review to come.
Tammy  Zautner
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I'm Cooper Taylor. I'm a Scorpio. I enjoy women, long walks on the beach, and my roommate says I use girly shampoo. Oh, and I generally hate anyone in the film industry because they're total assholes. Guess you could say I'm you Pai Mei."

"Willow Avery. Actress, Cancer, and according to my team, on my last leg before porn."

I totally and utterly adored Tidal and the characters within. They were damaged; they were charming, witty, and utterly lost as they navigated the unknown of life surrounding
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
”…I don’t want to let you go, Wills.”… “I don’t want you to let me go.”

For a short book, this packed a punch, their story got under my skin, I wanted to scream … scream at everyone. Willow always kept me on the edge, not allowing me to get too comfy in the moment, no matter how sweet and protective Cooper would be.

I really didn’t expect much from it, I really thought it was going to be just another YA book, but I was wrong. Willow was a broken-actress fresh out of rehab and

Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Poor Willow is surrounded by the most frustrating and selfish bunch of people including her "friends" and parents. Really, it is no wonder she has a seasons pass at rehab. It seems as though everyone wanted a piece of her when all she wanted to do was put the pieces of her life back together.

Meet Cooper the surfing instructor with the hot bod and the Aussie accent. He is successful and must seem to Willow to be so 'put-together'.

Their attraction is delicious and steamy.

I loved Cooper
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I think I like this better than devoured
In fact this was just so what I needed after my last disaster romance read
And I even admit the end had me all fuzzy happy and grinning like a fool
Cute and fluffy with great smut makes this an awesome awesome romance!
Me and romance are back on being on good terms!
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jointly reviewed for
Gitte: 3.5 stars
Jenny: 3.5 stars

Gitte: I really enjoyed this story Jenny. I think it was just what I needed after some heavy emotional reads. Don’t get me wrong this one sure did have high emotions and angst. However, Emily’s writing made this journey a quick, sweet and easy read. I have to say I was really hooked in this story as well as pleasantly surprised as I don’t have an affinity with the celeb world at all.

Jenny: I did eventually enjoy th
Debra Presley
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
Rating: 4.0 stars

Emily Snow--author of Devoured--has written another great book. I was drawn into this book within the first few pages--I love when that happens! I also found it hard to put it down--so I did some multitasking and sat in the hairdressers chair and read, read, read while I got a cut and color--and of course shamelessly gushed about Tidal and Devoured because I love, love, love Emily Snow and you will too. How could you not like a book that centers around th
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fist off I would like to Thank the Lovely Emily Snow for being kind enough to letting me be one her beta-readers! I am extremely honored!! This is A MUST READ by EVERYONE!

Tidal is a non-stop wave of emotions, no pun intended ;). When we meet Willow we are taken for a ride immediately. She is a washed up actress, who has recently been released from rehab. She has a history of substance abuse and self destruction.

The day of Willow's release from rehab, she is told of her upcoming film role, in th
Another book by Emily Snow that I truly enjoyed. I was glad I picked up her first book Devoured on a whim and enjoyed it so much that I thought hey her 2nd book is coming out soon I should make myself a note to buy it.

I did and enjoyed it all. From page 1 to page 200 I really found myself engrossed in Willow's story. I actually enjoyed reading that a female rather than a male is struggling with addiction issues and what not. Afterall most stories center around a man with the problem and the woma
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars

I had quite interesting read since last two days ago and it got me hook until I finished with it. And, I am doomed. Got me close to shed tears. Even though I am unlikely to read a book with one POV, monologue but I think I liked it in this one. I liked Willow. I could handle her thoughts. I found myself connected to her and she's one of my favourite heroines that is not annoying and depressing to read.

Willow's life was really messed up. She was trying her best to stay out of trouble. She
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hea, ya-romance, celebrity
Willow Avery's is a washed up actress. drunkeness, drug usage and sex has lead her into a path of destruction and now after 8 months of rehab she's free to go.
Lucky for her her agent has landed her another role. Its a remake of movie that was done way back when and in order to get into her new role her director has hired Cooper to teach her how to look like a surfer.

Cooper isnt what he seems. He may be Willow's trainer but theres so much more to him. So many secrets that he has yet to reveal.
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily Snow did it again! I just couldn't put it down!
The story keep me hooked, I love the flow of book, the beautiful *HOT* love story between 2 persons trying to work their issues.(wait this that say *HOT*?!) My heart went out to Willow, she is so confused and emotional damaged, you just can't help but love her because she just want to be herself again. And Cooper? mmmmmm Cooper! God... I'm wordless for him.. I guess you will have to read the book to find out what I mean! It's definitely a must
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, favourites
Wow! What a wonderful book! I've got a huuuuuuuge crush on Cooper, and the story was really great. I loved how the characters came alive for me, and the dialogue was believable and natural. My only problem with it, was that it ended. I find it hard letting go of Cooper and Willow..

One of my favorite books this year!

I love you Willow, but I can live without you. I just
refuse to. / Cooper


Dear Santa, could you please give me a Surfer Boy for Christmas? I promise I've been really good this
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW... that's about all I can come up with at the moment lol.

Review to come.
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