Book Review: Changing Tides by Sarah Darlington

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Changing Tides by Sarah DarlingtonKill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington
Series: Kill Devil Hills #2
on March 16th 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 215
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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ELLIE
For years Ellie Turner's had a crush on the ruggedly handsome, beast of a man, television actor, Nate West. This isn't your average 'fan-girl crush' either, it's borderline obsessive, and totally inconvenient since, other than this one exception, Ellie's always been strictly into girls. But it doesn't matter...because Nate doesn't exist in real life. In real life Ellie has her own issues to worry about, including the death of her brother, the recent suicide attempt of her sister, and then there's always her annoying roommate Rhett to contend with.

NATE
Nate West isn't looking to start a new relationship. He's still heartbroken over the last girl who ripped out his insides, still learning how to manage his new-found fame, and, frankly, not even sure what time-zone he's in. His life is so full of stress, the last thing he wants is more of it.

So when Nate and Ellie meet on an airplane, nothing life changing should have come from it. But "sometimes in life--very rarely, I might add--you meet someone and you know instantly they're going to mean something special to you."

**NEW ADULT ROMANCE**
Recommended for 18+. F/M scenes only. Changing Tides can be read as a standalone, but is recommended to be read second in Sarah Darlington's KILL DEVIL HILLS Series.

 

I was guessing from the cover, which is beautiful, that this is going to be about Ellie. Yes, I could go read the synopsis but for some reason I hate spoiling the fun, especially when I’m reading a series. And this is about Ellie! Yay!

Ellie was in book one, but technically these can be read separately. To get the full story, I would read them in order because a lot happens in Kill Devil Hills and much of that is not discussed early on in this story. But, enough is thrown in that if you don’t have time or are just interested in this one, you could read them apart.

This starts out hot! It dives right in to the romance. It is kind of weird how Ellie acts in the plane at first, though. I felt like her girly attitude did not match the Ellie that I came to know in book one. That said, she is a bad ass and can even curse your ass out, in a girly way. I think Nate got an interesting first impression of her, and obviously so did he!

These two seem on different planets but come together and are able to have fun. I thought the tug of Ellie trying to find herself worked very well. I think any Lesbian reading this will say that Ellie’s character, and her inhibitions about Nate, were done with elegance. There is an entire character arc here with Ellie trying to figure out who she is, and I think it is worth the pain that she puts herself through.

Huge twist here. I felt like it was heading that way but there didn’t seem to be any clues, maybe I just don’t trust anyone anymore! I’m so jaded! The twist made my mouth drop open, even if I secretly was curious, so I was very shocked. I loved every minute of it. The downside is it is not fully explained. I’m hoping there is another book that goes into it.

In short: This was an exciting read. The characters from the first are back and keep the plot lines get a little blurred, there is a lot going on, but it’s a good thing.

Rating Report
Plot
4 / 5
Character Development
4 / 5
Writing Style
4 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 4.2 / 5

 

 

About Sarah Darlington

Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and son. She’s a former flight attendant, day-dreamer, traveler, wanderer, and wannabe photographer. She currently has two New Adult novels available, HE BELONGS WITH ME and KILL DEVIL HILLS. For info about new releases, subscribe to Sarah's Newsletter!

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