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#ARCBookReview--> Slide by Michelle Congdon

A guilt ridden, shy and emotionally messed up girl and a baseball star playboy who unlike the girl loves the limelight. Slide is Michelle's new book in the market and is the story of two completely unsuitable people who fall in love but each has something to hide and reasons to run as far away as possible from each other. But even though everything tells them otherwise their hearts connect at first sight. :) 

Can these two find love and overcome all odds to find peace with each other? 
Can they trust each other and unburden the dark burdens they have been carrying all their lives?
Can "love conquer all" or are they just empty words?

Come meet Evangeline and Ryan in this touching and riveting story of love, sacrifices and above all trust in the ones we love.

Slide engaged me from the first and I cant say that I lost interest for even a second while reading the book. Ryan and Evangeline are not your typical protagonists. They are people who have been hurt and have secrets that doesn't allow them to come close to anyone! Each has built up walls around them and even though they may seem confident and carefree they are far from any of these.

The writing style of Michelle is straight forward and crisp. She takes the reader and plunges him into the world of Ryan and Evangeline where he feels and experiences each emotion felt by the protagonists. I was able to connect to Evangeline and Ryan and could feel their pain, insecurities, vulnerabilities and doubts. Their longing for each other and then their fear of disclosing too much and thus, losing even the little that they had was so heartfelt.

The characterization is good and each character plays it's part well. I was amused and totally loved Derek, Evangeline's best friend, who is full of life and believes in partying hard. Evangeline's brother, Connor is the serious and responsible type who endeared himself to me through his over protectiveness and care for his sister. Ryan's family was cute and I felt their pain as if it was my own. Ryan and Evangeline are each sketched expertly and their interactions are funny and very sensuous.

All in all, I enjoyed reading Slide and recommend it everyone. A different kind of love story with lively and very real characters who will make you fall in love with them. I give Slide a 4 out of 5. The book is now released and available in the market. Recommended for adults only as the book contains explicit sexual content and language.

I received an ARC of the book from the author and book r3vi3w Tours and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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