Saturday, February 1, 2014

REVIEW: Beautiful Oblivion – Addison Moore

Released: October 22nd, 2013

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore:

Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

It was supposed to be just for the summer…

Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.
"If life doesn't offer you an adventures—make one happen."
With a smoking hot cover and an even better synopsis, comes a novel with such intensity. The story of two young lovers fighting to be together while at the same time fighting off those who keep them apart: family, friends and, basically, the world. Although I must say it was quite a disappointment to what I expected, it was still an okay read.

GOOOOD!!! I was so excited to dive into this novel, y'know? I mean come on, Ace Waterman is fuh-reaking hot. He is sweet and a hard-worker. He's strong in many ways. But his background is a complete opposite to Reese's who was born to a wealthy world filled with grandeur. 

It's like Romeo and Juliet. Modernized.

Jesus. Okay, let me just get started.

The book starts off fast by jumping quickly into Reese's plan to nail Ace that summer. However, the way the book starts already kind of pissed me off. We could've gotten a background on what they were like when they were kids. What happened between them. Etc, etc. But, seeing all this, it all seemed more like lust to me rather than love. HELLOOOO, she wants to fuck him. That's what she wanted.

I really wished that I could like Reese but unfortunately she was an idiot. Dude, you've been having dinner and whatever the fuck you've been doing with Warren for how fucking long. How do you not think that you guys are dating? Now, that's just plain stupid. Reese here reminds me of Reese Witherspoon as Cecily in Importance of Being Earnest. Christ. 

The only motivator I had to finish this book was Ace. Ace was *sigh* He was so sweet and he was such a great guy in general. He was patient with Reese. He had to deal with seeing Reese everywhere with Warren. He had to put up with Reese keeping him a dirty little secret (that bitch!). And he put up with all of that because he loved her. And I could see that.

The plot itself was actually pretty good, it was just… I was hoping they'd develop the story more and give us a bit of insight to what happened before.


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Beautiful Oblivion ♕

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

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