Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blocked - Jennifer Lane (Blocked #1)

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President. 

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

Let's play some volleyball!

Oh my gosh!

Dane and Luz are the perfect definition of how opposites attract. Well are they? Are they really?

Alright. We have the all-time American boy but instead of football, it's volleyball. And I love me some tall and muscular men who know how to hit. A ball. Jeez. There's not a lot of violence within these pages but there are M/F and F/F romances within them so if for some reason you don't want to read it because of that, that's okay.

It shocked me too but to a point where I had to continue reading.

I wouldn't consider this a dark romance but I would consider it a romance that deals with a problem that today's society feels.

The sad part about it was that I felt so sympathetic for her. Maybe even empathetic because Luz is someone who struggles with her beauty although she is the epitome of beauty. She's tall, muscular, sporty, shiny hair, etc. You know, everything that anyone could want. She's so innocent but when Dane comes crashing into her life on the courts. She knows that she needs him. His attention.

However, the only attention she gets is hatred. Their ideals clash but their lust for each other is undeniable. The chemistry on the court. And off the court. Especially since they will seeing a whole lot more of each other.

Words can hurt and it hurt Luz. Her inner demons. Her ideals. Her standards. I think I felt empathetic towards her because people do have unreal expectations of themselves or others do for them. It hurts on the inside. A lot. Sadly and surely, this is something that needs to be addressed because it is a very taboo like subject.

Secret Service will drive you insane and yet they are the comedic part about this book because they are people who look out for other people's best interest other than their own. Well kind of. But I guess you are just going to have to fall in love with the characters just as I did. With a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Yeah you heard me. 5 FREAKING STARS.


Blog you later, awesome book nerds.

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