My Review of Distraction by Angela McPherson


~1415920513~DistractionDistraction by Angela McPherson

Published August 18th 2014 by Untold Press – Visit their site for exciting December giveaways – [UntoldPress]

New Adult/College Contemporary Romance

Recommended for mature audiences 18+

Series: Distraction

EBook Price: 3.99 Available at: [Amazon]

Print Price: 12.99 Available at: [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes&Noble] +other retailers

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Aside from the normal changes in her life, college junior Elle Richards can always count on her friendship with Tristan. The longing for him to love her back is something she keeps well hidden, even from herself. No matter how many miles apart they are, regular phone calls and texts keep them close…until the day everything changes.

Wide Receiver Tristan Daniels has a good thing going. Much to his, and every single woman’s surprise, he’s in a committed relationship. The possibility of going pro looks more than promising…until his spur of the moment transfer to a rival college is approved. Now, Tristan will be forced to be in the presence of the woman he’s secretly loved for as long as he can remember. Elle.

Being away from one another was enough to keep Tristan and Elle distracted, but angst, confusion, and troubled secrets launch them into a breathless, heart pumping story you won’t want to miss!

My Review:

Young love just isn’t what it used to be or maybe it is. How can two people live half their lives ignoring the fact they were meant to be together? Well, Tristan and Elle have this down to a science at least until Tristan transfers to the same college.

Tristan is engaged to Kellie and Elle is trying to be in a relationship with Eric, a baseball player. Needless to say seeing each other daily creates stress and problems with their current love interests.

Add into this Elle’s sister Heather, who has been in a downward spiral, is ignoring her calls and texts. Elle is still worried, in spite of her mothers assurance that Heather is fine, and they have spoken several times.

Kellie has secrets she is keeping from Tristan that could end their relationship, although she doesn’t see it that way. Eric is falling hard and fast into love with Elle. Elle doesn’t know what she really wants, but in her heart of hearts she knows it’s Tristan she loves. Tristen has always loved Elle and trying to be the loving fiancé to Kellie becomes harder and harder.

Tristen joins the Frat that his team members are a part of and coincidentally Eric is also a member. One of my favorite scenes is when Tristen asks Elle to help him with picking out a tux for his engagement party.

“Come here before you strangle yourself.”

Tristen shuffled over to me. I lifted the collar of his shirt, readjusting the tie.

“So what do you say? I don’t think I can go through with this if I don’t have you there with me.”

I looked up into his serious, warm honey eyes.

My answer came without effort. “Sure.” From the corner of my eye I noticed Kellie and her friends walking into the store. After adjusting Tristen’s tie, I leaned in close to his ear and whispered, “Just promise that I get to pick out my own dress. I’ve got this killer black strapless number I’m dying to wear. We’ll look perfect together.” I hadn’t meant to throw in the last part. It just slipped out, but I got the reaction I hoped for from Kellie.

“Would y’all like a room?” Kellie’s hardened tome made me smile. Simply put, I couldn’t stand her, she being the sole source behind me and Tristan’s strangled friendship. Until I met her, I usually shied away from confrontation, but not anymore.

I opened my mouth, ready to smart off but Tristan beat me to the chance.

“Sure, you paying,” he countered, turning to look in the mirror at my handy work. I held back from laughing. Knowing nothing good could come out of me sticking around, I decided to leave before any other heated words could take place.

“I’ve got to go but thanks for asking me to be with you.” I finished with a peck to his cheek then turned to his fuming fiancée. “Kellie, as always, a pleasure.” I smiled as I walked past her and her shocked-faced friends.

Angela you have struck into the heart of young romance, I enjoyed every page turning moment.

Five Contented Purrs for this book.

Don’t miss book 2, Addiction, coming Dec 9th! Pre-Order Now!


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