[[ BOOKS ]] ✪ Double Clutch Author Liz Reinhardt – 1sm.info

Double Clutch What Happens When You Fall In Love With The Perfect Guy Twice In One Day Brenna Blixen Spent Her Freshman Year Homeschooling In Denmark Now That She S Back In The States, She S Determined To Make Her Sopho Year Unforgettable And By Unforgettable, She Imagined Awesome Classes, Fun Friendships, And Maybe A Little Romance What She Got Was A Whole Lot Of Romance, And All At Once.The Same Day That Dark, Brooding Saxon Maclean Charmed Her With His Killer Good Looks And Whip Smart Wit, Jake Kelly Stole Her Breath Away With His Heart Wrenching Smile And Intelligent, Thoughtful Focus.But Saxon Is A Proud Player Who Makes It Clear That He Doesn T Know Why He Can T Get Brenna Off Of His Mind And Out Of His System, And Jake S Sweet And Humble Attitude Hides A Secret Past Life That Might Be Darker And Complex Than Brenna S Willing To Handle.Complicating The Matter Is The Fact That Saxon And Jake Were Once Best Friends And Are Now Arch Enemies And The Brenna Finds Out About Their Connection To Each Other, The Intrigued And Worried She Becomes.Between Keeping The Peace With Her Lovingly Over Protective Parents, Designing T Shirts For Her High School S Rising Punk Band, Keeping Up Her Grades In Both Academic And Technical High School, And Running The Track Like A Maniac, Brenna Has Enough To Worry About With Out Juggling Two Guys Who Make Her Heart Thud And Drive Her Crazy All At Once.She Has To Make A Choice But How Can She When Giving Her Heart To One Of Them Might Mean Breaking The Other S Cover Design Steven Peterson Recommended Age Older YA Every time I decide to delve intoself published shaky territory I get worried My experience in this field is quite limited and truly I am not sure I feel like actually getting This year, I was certainly heartened by instances such as Flat Out Love but I am still burned by previous wrist slitting catastrophes Thankfully, Double Clutch is a keeper Mind, it is not perfect then again, not even the traditionally published ones are but this series and this author are certainly worth keeping an eye on Our Brenna, soon to be 16, has just come back from a year abroad in Denmark with her family She s been home schooled in that period and has now decided to do Share Time, attending both her regular high school and Tech school, where she s chosen graphic design Trouble arise when, on her very first day, she meets Saxon, resident smart ass bad boy and Jake, sweet, dyslexic, gorgeous techie, and is captivated by both These two guys seem to have some shared history they don t want to talk about and Brenna is becoming the catalyst for the inevitable to happen.What surprised me pleasantly about this book is that, despite the presence of some clich s which would normally put me in eye rolling mode insta love, love triangle, new girl in school who sucks at PE, gorgeous guy with tousled hair , they are limited to beginning of the story, which Holy freaking CROW I m completely torn I love Jake and Saxon There must be another book on the way because this story is sooo not over Loved it A must read Trust me UPDATE Okay here is my review sort of I won t go into details since other reviewers have but this book was fabulous I bought it and thought I d read a little here and there while I took writing breaks but that didn t happen I ended up getting so sucked in I spent the day read One of the things I love most about books and reading is the fact that they re so subjective Each person brings to their reading experience something personal and unique, and leaves with a slightly different interpretation Add to this individual tastes and preferences, and the field of opinion gets fascinatingly broad For every person who loves fantasy, there is someone who prefers contemporary For every person who thinks the love interest is mysterious and enticing, there s someone who thinks s he s a swaggering arse hat And for those of my friends who adored Double Clutch and whose opinions I respect and value , there s me.I have mixed feelings about this story and overall, while I thought it was fun and rather cute in parts, I didn t love it.But credit where credit is due this is a solid contemporary, upper YA romance that will probably appeal to fans of Jennifer Echols work Double Clutch incorporates a new slant on the general high school scenario, and Brenna is 4 1 2 stars What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guy twice in one dayI know what you re thinking Another YA Love triangle Well yes and no It is a love triangle But not really, not your normal one On one hand the 2 guys are polar oppositeswhich is a given for a triangleBut on the other they are actually quite the same Meet Brenna BlixenLiz mentioned that she had bangs and mentions converse a lot, I auto thought of this photo so she became Demi Lovato in my head Brenna is 15 going on 16 and in most ways wayyyyy mature than she should be at that age Brenna and her mother and Stepdad Fa have just moved back to the US after a year abroad in Denmark Brenna has decided that she is going to do timeshare which is half a day at normal high school and half a day at the tech school so she can focus on her love of art and graphic design The thing I liked most about Bren is that she was real She wasn t an annoying whingy bitch stuck in the middle of a love triangle where you want to throw things at her every 2 seconds eg Keira from Thoughtless First day of High school she runs into Saxon Maclean HEELLLOO SAXON BANG Instant attraction Funny Flanter flirty banter quick Ahhhh thats the sound of me relishing over this ah mazing book I can t say that there is ONE character or scene that kept this book together Because lets admit that, that usually happens in novels We love one scene, or something in the book, and it keeps us going in the end And when you ve finished reading, something felt off so you give it a 3 or 4 stars Umm, won t happen here Everything combined in this book the characters, plot, tension, and romance makes it a perfect read And thats a lot for me, because I m the pickiest reader out there I m horrible at flipping through many pages, if I m bored, or just annoyed by a character I finished this book within a few hours, and then suffered through a morning with bleary eyes I wasn t even able to duck from the many blocks and toys being thrown back and forth from my 2 year to my 1 year old My game was off, and I was left with a Tonka truck floating in my coffee, but all s right in the world when you ve read a GREAT book I think one of the MAIN reasons I loved this book so much was that there was NO paranormal nothing in this book Now I love my paranormal books as much as the next person, but it becomes a little too much when thats all there is to read I Do you think it s possible that one person, the right person, can make you better know matter what your past was like I believe it can happen and Double Clutch is a great example of exactly that.Brenna Blixen is the new girl in town, but it doesn t take long before a guyor two are competing for her heart Brenn is a great character, totally knows how to handle her own, knows what she wants and she ll be damned before anyone tells her otherwise I respect that in a character She also has quite the delimma since she s attracted to two very appealing boys.Lets meet the boys Jake Kelly has a shady past, but he s open and honest with Brenn He s sweet and kind He s good for her and she s good for him Mr.Right Safe.His rivial Former best friend Saxon Maclean Full of issues and sarcasm, tough and rough, makes toxic intoxication and would put a snake charmer to shame.But these boys have there own sordid history which makes it harder for Brenna since she feels like she s in the middle She cares for both guys, ultimately picks one but lying about how she feels about the other This is story of who you should be wi What a fantastic book I wouldn t have thought that a YA book about a pretty much drama free love triangle would pack such a punch, but it absolutely does Brenna is new to town, and on her first day at school she meeds moody bad boy, Saxon She feels an instant connection to him, but is disappointed to see him with a girl hanging off him, talking about their date that night Later that day she meets the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Jake Also drawn to him, Jake immediately puts her at ease, and they fall into an easy relationship But as things progress with him she discovers that the two boys in her life share a troubled past, and Saxon just refuses to go awayWhat I loved about this book is that it s so real, and incredibly honest The characters are all great, likeable and realistic, and they actually speak like their age In so many books, teenagers talk and banter like witty 20 30 year olds, but these kids actually sounded like kids intelligent and mature, sure, but still very much teenagers And it was so nice to read a book for a change where nobody is deeply traumatised, or dealing with major issues although the boys aren t exactly pure and innocent, and there are secrets revealed which throw some twists into the storyline Brenna is just a normal girl, with a happy family life She is confident, honest and straightforward, and she s torn between two great guys both of whom I love just a little bit okay, I love them heaps Oh I m torn, 4.5 Stars Double Clutch takes a commonly used topic, such as a love triangle, and swings it from the ordinary into the extraordinary I was entranced by the natural feel of the dialogue and the realistic ease of the characters interactions I certainly had a hard time putting this book down I absolutely love Brenna and felt she was the perfect portrayal of a teenaged girl in high school She s smart, strong, and has a refreshingly healthy relationship with her mother She s mature, but to a believable extent that I feel a lot of YA books tend to lack She has self respect and shows concern for her grades, but becomes conflicted when she meets two amazing boys on the very same daySaxon is your typical bad boy crude, arrogant, sexy, and so alluring that Brenna finds it difficult to breathe normally in his presence He s bad news, but there s some definite sweetness beneath his rough persona Jake is gorgeous, kind hearted, caring, and protective without being possessive He s incredibly vulnerable and is also hiding a mysterious past These two heroes could not be different, but they re both vying for the attention of Brenna Reinhardt really knows CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFDouble Clutch is a realistic young adult romance about a girl who is caught between two guys I m a hard critic when it comes to love triangles because I hate it when you have A the obvious right choice and B the obvious wrong choice Golly Gee Who should I pick Come on, there s no fun in that Well, Reinhardt got it right with Double Clutch There are two guys in this story Both of them have their flaws, and they both have their charm There was no obvious right choice for me, and that s what I loved about this novel Reinhardt kept things realistic, relatable and current in her exciting and fun debut novel I think Double Clutch laid a sturdy foundation for a promising series I really enjoyed the authors voice and style The characters are also very capturing My only complaint about this novel is that there wasn t any major conflict There were some minor conflicts and struggles throughout the novel, but there was no explosion.Like I said before, one of the best things about this novel is that both of the guys are flawed I didn t see one bad character and one good character Honestly, some people may read it that way it s possible But in my book, Jake and Saxon are on an even playing fie

About the Author: Liz Reinhardt

Liz Reinhardt is a perpetually homesick NJ native who migrated to the deep South a decade ago with her funny kid, motor head husband, and growing pack of mutts She s a fanatical book lover with no reading prejudices and a wide range of genre loves, but her heart will always skip a beat for YA In her spare time she likes to listen to corny jokes her kid reads to her from ice pop sticks, watch her

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