Title: TidalSeries: No
Genre: New Adult- Contemporary
Author: Emily Snow
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Book: E-ARC sent by author
"Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.
When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she's tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for."
I love a good story that has so much emotion and so much hurt going on. Tidal presents the story of two people running in different directions looking for help. And well, they help, just where they least expect it.
First off, what I enjoyed most about the story is the great plot of lost and failure. We all make mistake. Some more than others. And taking those consequences can be hard. Take Williow. She's 19 and has made a mess of her life. She is determined to not mess up any more and for once finds someone who she can trusts and love. I like the Willow is so blunt. She doesn't beat around the bush and she questions everything. Which is good cause sometimes you need to know why you are doing the things you are doing.
Of course the love interest is good. I like that Willow and Cooper don't take their time with one another. They are both fiercely blunt when it comes to their feelings, telling each other exactly the way things are. There is no pretense or pretending to be someone. They both made mistakes and the both know they are mess up one way or another. This is sort of refreshing giving that they practically fed off each other this way. They both needed truth and not lies.
One thing that bothered me is the large amount of cussing and well...sex. I understand that it is a New Adult book so more of that is expected...it is just that, I felt the story could have used less of that and still be good. For me, all of that is a bit unnecessary. The story alone is great and there is no need to add all of that stuff. IDK, just my opinion.
Tidal is an unexpected story that is skillful. It triumph in creating such a great plot the reader can get caught up in. Tidal touches all aspects of a rich and complicated characters who drag you into the story. A promising story with a great ending, Tidal is admiring.
I give it 4 BITES!