Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review - Don't Look Back by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

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Jennifer. L. Armentrout. That's all that needs to be said. No, I'm just kidding I'll say a lot more but she is amazing and continues to blow my mind. If I'm correct, which I think I am, this is her first "thriller" of a story and I could not have been happier with it. Just yet another stunner from Jennifer L. Armentrout and honestly she slayed the suspense/thriller category. She can truly write it all and raving about this book will come way too easily.

Usually I save the hot boy for last, but I just can't with this one. I absolutely adored to the maximum Carson Ortiz. Mother humping hot! He literally is one of the most perfect book boyfriends. He doesn't hold on to the past but embraces this new future with Sam and he always has her best interest at heart. Not to mention the fact that he's tall, tan, built, dark hair, and has bright baby blues... Total unf factor! I just wanted him for myself.

With our main character Sam, I was so proud of her in so many ways through out the book. I loved how she wasn't weak and didn't just fall into her old habits and routine but made her own decisions even with the lost memory. With her, I absolutely adored her twin brother Scott. First... twins is a major win for me! Second, Scott is just everything good in a brother. He was protective, there for her, funny... just way over the typical amazing brother.

Overall this book was amazing. It had it's thrilling moments, the ones that keep you guessing and hanging on to every word till the end. It had it's hot boys and sexy romance. Don't Look Back involves family issues and also great family that you can lean on, too. It involves friendships or knowing who you really can trust. Honestly, this book has a little bit of it all and I loved figuring everything out each step along the way. The end really surprised me, which I always find amazing too. I had a feeling about one thing, but the other threw me for a loop and I loved it!!

- 5 out of 5 Splatters - 

4 comments:

  1. I'm so so glad you adored this! And it's making me even more excited to read it, if that's possible. Carson sounds delicious <3
    Awesome review, Jena!

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    1. Thank you Richa!! It was awesomeness! Can't wait for everyone to read it!

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  2. Loved this book, although I was quite frustrated with wanting to know the answer (even though I figured it out early on). And yes, Carson is awesome.

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