Thursday, 17 November 2011

Double Clutch Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway!

Hey everyone! So awhile ago, I received Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt for review :p Today is my stop so enjoy the review and giveaway! :)

Summary: What happens when you fall for the perfect one day?

Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she's back in the States, she's determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance.

What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once.

The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus.

But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn't know why he can't get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake's sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be darker and more complex than Brenna is willing to deal with.

Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies...and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes.

Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school's rising punk band, keeping up her grades in classes split between academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about with out juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once.

She has to make a choice, but how is she supposed to do that when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other's?

Recommended Age Group: Older YA

Rating: ♥♥♥
Cover: 2/5 Not the most appealing cover...

Review: This was actually a really good book! At first, I was unconvinced that I would enjoy it because I didn't particularly like the cover but it ended up being really awesome :p

My favorite character hands down was Saxon Maclean. He was definitely the funniest, most exciting, sarcastic character of the whole book! Whenever he was mentioned, I was instantly entertained :p I did not like Jake Kelly AT ALL! I mean ya he was sweet and seemed like the absolute perfect boyfriend... but he was just too bland and suck-up ish next to Saxon. I liked Brenna but not some of her decisions. Other than that, I found the characters relatable. Alot of the things that these teengaers did and went through is what normal everyday people go through so that was good :p

The plot was also good. It was exciting and there was lots going on - lots of semi-truths, adn lies, and secrets which are always so much fun to read about :D It was interesting to see how Brenna got herself out of a few scrapes. Definitely entertaining :p

The only thing, other than Jake, that I didn't like about Double Clutch was the ending. I totally thought it was going to turn out WAY different than it did, and I'm just not sure I liked it :( I know that some people may disagree, but I can usually call the ending and was pretty shocked when I was wrong this time! I guess it's a good thing - Liz did the unexpected :p It doesn't happen very often so congrats on being original :p

Overall, this was a pretty good book that I enjoyed and will probably read again at some point in the future :) I definitely suggest you give it a shot!

Ok now for the giveaway! :D Liz Reinhardt is offering an e-book copy of Double Clutch! Interested?? Just fill out the form below, and that winner could be you! Giveaway ends December 15th, INTERNATIONAL.

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Here's the FORM :D


  1. Thank you so much for your review, Penelope! I'm so glad to be on your blog, and that you're part of the tour!

  2. Aw I loved Jake! But yea, I was waiting for him to do something completely crazy... But he didn't.. and that's okay. Sometimes, good guys stay good for the rest of the story. :)

  3. @elizabethreinhardt: no problem!! :) i enjoyed it :D

    @Arianne Cruz: truue sometimes they do.. i guess i just fall for the bad guy :p yeesh im gonna have a problem if thats the case in real life ;p