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Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt
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Sep 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: on-my-shelf, on-my-nook, 2011-reading-challenge, love-story, review, series, young-adult

See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

I originally started writing this review by discussing several things that were listed in the synopsis, but why should I when it's so clearly explained there. So I'm gonna focus more on the best part of the story... the boys. They are the focal point anyways. The rest of it is everyday life.

Brenna Blixen is a very cool character. She's very real and a very determined girl. She may only be 15 going on 16, but she's a smart cookie. She proves the stereotype wrong when it comes to going to the technical school. She’s persistent on riding her bike regardless of the chilly weather. This creates issues with her mom, and also both boys, who incidentally both offer to give her rides to and from school. I like the relationship she has with her mom and Thorsten, her stepfather. Her mom is very protective of Brenna, especially with boys.

When it comes to the boys though, Brenna is completely torn. Saxon comes on strong and throws her off balance. Jake is very sweet and she finds him to be a very nice boy. She tries to not be torn at first, but as time goes on she gets more and more confused about how she should feel. Especially when the two find out they have Brenna in common. They both may seem to be different guys, but when push comes to shove, they can be very much the same with their mood swings.

Throughout the whole book I found myself just as torn between the two guys. Jake seems like this nice boy, but when he gets angry, you get angry at him. Then Saxon can be a pain in the butt, but when his sexiness gets going, you're melting. But then you realize, despite Jake getting angry, he's really a nice guy, and despite Saxon making you swoon, you know how much of a jerk he can be. So it's just this constant back and forth. One minute, you're Team Jake; next minute, you're Team Saxon. Somehow you just can't choose. I have this feeling that as the series progresses, I may end up leaning a certain way in the end. Who knows though?

Liz Reinhardt has made a great debut to the reading world. When insta-love and love triangles cause us to rip out our hair, she comes in and changes the way we feel about them. I loved watching this story progress and how I got so engrossed in it I lose track of time. Double Clutch is the first Brenna Blixen novel. The second, Junk Miles, is out now for Kindle and Nook. I already have mine purchased and can't wait to get back into Brenna's world and see what happens next for her.

My Rating:

Very Good: Stay up late
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