Freefall by Tess Oliver

Freefall (Custom Culture, #1)Freefall by Tess Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

Publisher: Tess Oliver
Date Published: August 8th 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

A different take on a classic cliche of new adult.

Nix left high school and started his own tattoo business. Having his dad dead from a racing accident and his mom off in Paris somewhere- he has his issues. Not to mention his grandmother has alzheimers and his sister wants to put her in an old folks home. A year ago he found a picture of a model and kept it in his wallet. And now, a year later, he finds that same model walking in the front door of his tattoo parlor with her douche bag boyfriend. Scotlyn lost her entire family in a car accident. She lost her voice too. And now after being pulled off the streets by Lincoln he's forcing her to get a tattoo to cover up her scar, the gift from the car accident. When these two people meet sparks fly.

I really liked this book. It was a new take on new adult. I've read tons of new adult this year, probably 80% of what I've read this year has been new adult. And honestly? It's pretty much all the same. Messed up girl plus messed up guy equals uber hot messed up couple. This is following that pattern, but at least the background story is a little bit different. A race car driver dad. Different? Check. An entire family killed in a car crash. Different? Just a bit. It was different enough for me to like it.

I think if a new adult author were to break that pattern it would make a better story. But it may not be new adult anymore if they did break the pattern. Only one way to find out. So authors and aspiring writers out there, please oh please, I'm daring you to break the chain.

A fun read.

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After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander "Nix" Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he's never met, Nix's life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop.

Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn't spoken one word. Up until now she didn't care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn't hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her.



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