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Let me start by saying that this HEA was a hard fight right up until the end. The prologue of this book will hook you. If you can tolerate all the back and forth, not just in terms of time but also POVs, the story will not disappoint.
Spinning out is told from the POV of Mia Mendez - a girl from a trailer park reeling from the divorce of her parents, incarceration and eventual death of her brother, and an alcoholic father. The second POV brought to us is Arrow Woodison - college football star athlete serving house arrest for possession of drugs. Mia and Arrow share an instant connection, but fate keeps them apart time and time again.
At the root of this story is the mystery surrounding a hit and run accident responsible for the death of Mia's brother, and complete disablement of Mia's boyfriend, Brogan.
I liked Mia's character. She was so strong despite life constantly stomping all over her. The world Ms. Ryan constructed for her characters was detailed with sub-plots abound to keep things interesting - maybe a little too much, actually. I missed football games, and day-to-day college life. Fair warning: there were very few happy times in this book - it didn't make me cry but man it was a depressing listen.
Narration deserves a solid 5 stars. Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne make a great narrating team. It would have been better had Summer read only the female dialogue, and Tyler handled the male dialogue but sadly very few audiobooks are recorded this way. With that said, each narrator did a good job intoning characters of the opposite sex.
Down to the most important question: credit worthiness. I vote yes. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I'll continue the series once they are published.
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Once again, the term "never judge a book by its cover" rings true except in this instant, the cover was much better than the book! I really tried to like this book and I have to admit that the author did a great job with the flashbacks back and forth which slowly revealed the twists and turns of the story. But there were many things that just annoyed me! Firstly, I didn't feel the chemistry between Arrow and Mia. Nothing sizzled between them and their sexy times were meh. And Mia was so confusing with her hot and cold signals for Arrow and Brogan. I wanted to whack her over the head on many occasions! Also her reason for not choosing Arrow (because of his family status and the history with their parents) seemed to be convenient to her only when she was trying to push him away. In the scenes post accident, this major reason for not choosing him suddenly wasn't a factor anymore. And we don't get an explanation why she is suddenly trying to sleep with him again. Mia wasn't a particularly special heroine either and yet she had guys falling for her left, right and centre, and I just didn't see the appeal. And Arrow was a meh hero - he wasn't alpha and just stepped aside for his best friend to win the girl. I like my heroes to be the type that sees the heroine and claims her as his! To be honest, I liked the side characters more like Chris, Mason and Sebastian!! And the ending was also meh - it was rushed and felt incomplete to me especially since there was no epilogue. 2 MEH stars!
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