Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: Ransom by Rachel Schurig

 Synopsis: Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains. 

Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything. 

It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.

But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.

**The first book in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Schurig. This New Adult Contemporary Romance novel is a complete story with no cliffhanger.**

While I enjoyed this book, it was difficult for me to fully connect with the characters. I did like the dual Points of View in the book. I love when an author can let us know what both characters are thinking.  I always have trouble trying to figure out what the males think.  I'm always over thinking and analyzing them.  With dual POV, there is no guessing.

Daisy actually cuts off all contact with people from her hometown, including old friend and rocker Daltrey.  Daltrey however is unaware of the events that happened.  While his plans of becoming a big star were coming true, Daisy's world was falling apart. 

Due to events in Daisy's senior year of high school, she has become a different person.  She fears these events could possible happen again and decides life would be better if she lived in solitude. No contact with anyone and stay invisible while attending college.

Almost a year later, Daisy still struggles with a few issues that stem from those past events.  However, Daisy makes friends with Karen and Paige. These two help Daisy out when she needed it the most and show her that everyone has a past and it should not define who we are. Karen and Paige also invite Daisy on a road trip following the band Ransom.  Daisy is no stranger to the band. She grew up with these boys. Ransom is no other than Daltrey and his three brothers who have now made it big. These were the boys next door.

Daisy is thrilled for the band and their success, but at the same time is afraid to go on this trip and see them again.  Does Daltrey know what happened to her?  Will he be mad that she just stopped talking to him?  No phone calls, no texts, or even e-mails.  She never once responded to him.

Daisy's reasoning for cutting off all contact with Daltrey and his brothers seemed a bit extreme to me but that is why this is a YA/NA.  I did like Daltrey's reaction when he finally heard from Daisy.  He was mad and upset but ultimately forgives her.  Once he knows why she cuts off all contact with him, he becomes very protective of her and does not let her run or hide.  He helps to make her whole.  

 ~Jade   4 Stars

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