Tuesday, February 23, 2016

REVIEW/RELEASE: Balls by Andie M. Long

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Series: Ball Games #1
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Camille Turner has returned to her home town of Rotherham to open her new business, a childrens' play centre. She said she left to pursue her education but in reality she was driven away by the antics of fellow pupil Dylan Ball, whose parting shot, a photo of Camille in tight shorts, earned her the nickname Camille Toe.

After swearing revenge as she left the school gates behind her, Camille is reunited with a now older and apologetic Dylan who wants to be friends. She’d tell him to go to Hell but he does genuinely seem sorry. Plus he’s also matured into one sexy male. It’s so unfair.

But does Dylan really want to be friends or is it all an act to embarrass her once again?

Includes a Yorkshire/British glossary to teach you some rude slang ;)

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~Book Review~
3 Stars

Dylan Ball is the source of an unflattering picture of Camille Turner which results in her living out her high school days under the moniker of Camille Toe. It’s forgotten in her years away at college, but now back in town for the opening of her new kids play center business, it’s time for a high school reunion of sorts.

Some parts of the story were cute and had mild humor. Dylan is kinda a cutie in a reformed brat bad boy way. There was certainly potential for the story to be more than what it is, but as it is it fell short for me. Overall it seemed rushed. It’s a quick read, and there’s a lot of drama over romance.  Actually there isn’t much romance at all so it’s probably better classified as chick lit. If you’re looking for a sweet love story, this isn’t it.

I found this group of former classmates rather immature, and there’s so much lack of communication for characters in a post college age group, although I’ll admit I wasn’t always sure that time line added up but it could have been a cultural difference.  

Told via Camille’s first person POV, Balls is the first in a standalone series. The next book features her brother, and a sample is included. 

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 photo AuthorImage_zpsdgneefav.jpgAndie M. Long is the author of The Alphabet Game series, Underneath and Quickies. When not writing she can usually be found time wasting on social media. If you ever see her doing housework, step away. It means she's stressed! Prepare to meet the Turner Family in the Ball Games series in 2016 plus other works in progress.

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