Friday, November 21, 2014

Pandora Wild Child by: Sunniva Dee...Blog tour, giveaway and review! Not your typical NA romance...Don't miss this!

Pandora Wild Child by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

I’m free. Fucking free!
I’m in college with my best friends and far, far from home!
With my Scheuermann’s disease as the excuse, my father kept me locked up at home all through high school. Here in Deepsilver, I can finally be me, Pandora, so—
Why the hell should I hold back?
They accept our fake IDs at Smother, our local haunt. I’m the life of the party, everyone loves me—hell, I could get away with murder in this place! Drunk off my ass, I dance on the bar, and—
I’m on top of the world!
I need to get my shit together, though. If I don’t pull off good grades, my father won’t pay my tuition. There’s no way I’m moving back into his “fortress.”
At the bar, I set my eyes on a gorgeous stranger. My plans don’t involve him long term; one night should be enough. But Dominic is more than I bargained for. God, I’m so drawn to this man. My skin hums at his touch because—
He expels the shadows of my past and replaces my pain with desire.
Perfect Dominic. Beautiful, graduating, soon-to-move-on-with-his-life Dominic.
I’m a wild child. A hot mess. Not grownup and focused like him. He’s addictive, and I am weak, but—screw this; I can wean myself off him! With the right antidote—
Addictions can be broken.

My 4.5 star review!
Review copy provided.

This was such a unique story and not at all what I expected. Since we already have a synopsis I'm not going to recap the story. 

Pandora (h) was definitely a mess she didn't know what she wanted except to party be free and LIVE, away from her overbearing parents. And saying she's a wild child is putting it lightly. The first night out she gets totally wasted and doesn't come home. I love how she wasn't painted like a damsel in distress. I loved the girl and hated her. She had so many issues...clearly with ADHD that she denied and then with her Scheumann's disease. She lived a sheltered life and one that left her with many scars. Her parents were almost abusive in a way, for sure mentally. It's hard to explain without spoiling anything but the book and detail of what her father did to her made me imagine it in my own mind and fearing for her.  Pandora made some really bad decisions and kept pushing the person (Dominic) she wanted most in her life away but as soon as she pushed she needed him back. She had no confidence in herself to keep him around and be with him. She felt she wasn't good enough.

Dominic (H) meets Pandora her first night and is totally taken back by her. He doesn't know what to make of her but it's like he has to find out what she's about. Then by some miracle she is his client and that's when the dynamic of the relationship changes. Something about her keeps him coming back no matter how hard she pushes him away. And Dominic has his own issues for not wanting to fight for her and keep her at a distance. She keeps coming back and asking for help and he keeps responding not be able to let go. I felt this while reading it, the constant struggle they were having to stay away from each other and the pull towards each other again. 

Then there was Leon who is obsessed with having Pandora and this creates a different kind of love triangle. Pandora wants to get Dominic out of her system so she keeps hooking up with Leon. I really love how this was written because you know Pandora doesn't feel anything for Leon but she uses him to feel controlled or almost like a father figure (not a good one). And the scary thing is he acted a lot like her controlling father. Ugh it's hard to explain, you just have to read it to get it, which I recommend doing. :)

I have to say I didn't love Pandora and I really disliked Leon but I don't think you have to love the characters to love a book and I love loved Dominic! Yeah he pissed me off with how he handled his boss but I got how hard it was for him to stand up for himself. 

Great book that I definitely recommend, so get your New Adult on!

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About the author:
I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.
I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.

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