BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Reflection by Jessica Roberts
by Jessica Roberts
Reflection Series, Book One
Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.
But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.
Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.
And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?
MY THOUGHTS: 5 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
I would give this 6 trillion stars if I could!
Heather Robbins is in a big hurry to escape her tiny town after her high school graduation. And why not–the only good thing she has there is her lifelong best friend, Creed. So when she moves away during the summer to start college, she’s isn’t looking for anything but freedom. But what she finds is Nick.
Heather and Nick spend a hot two semesters simultaneously hating each other and being passionate about each other. But something is wrong…Heather regularly forgets things she knows she should know. She’s also seeing her best friend in unexpected places, when she knows he is not really there. Heather finds out she’s actually been in a coma, reliving her memories and weaving them in with dreams. But what does that mean for her and Nick’s relationship?
My first thoughts upon finishing this book were “OMGOMGOMGOMG I KNOW SHE DID NOT JUST END THE BOOK LIKE THIS!” I almost always write my review as soon as I’m done with a book, but I was sooooo blown away by the ending of this book, I had to give myself a few hours to get my thoughts together.
The book is mostly told in first person perspective, Heather’s, as she looks back on leaving her hometown and her experiences with college and meeting Nick. But the main story is interspersed with third person narrative between Heather and the doctor that is trying to help her piece her life back together. This made it very easy to differentiate between the two different parts of the story.
The best part of this book? The sizzling hot chemistry between Heather and Nick. The only other book I’ve ever read with this much sexual tension between characters was Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. Heather and Nick are both guarding their hearts for different reasons, but when they are around each other they cannot seem to stay away from each other…like magnets. For every touch, hug, or entendre-laden comment they shared, I got kind of breathless. I can’t express to y’all how RARELY this happens to me with a book.
Heather is an awesome chick. She’s awkward and has strange habits. She enjoys fixing things and finding her own way to work out problems. She often laughs in wildly inappropriate situations. Yet, when it comes to Nick, she somehow steps out of herself and asks questions that are in her mind. Despite Nick’s icy exterior, she quickly breaks him down and works her way into his heart.
This book ends on a huge, HUGE cliffhanger. My heart was broken when I saw that I was on the last page. I literally did not know what to do with myself for like an entire ten minutes. I will shamelessly say that I will probably BEGGING Jessica Roberts for the ARC of Reaction, the next book in the series.
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