Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Certainty of Violet and Luke Review

Violet Hayes’s life is a mess. Between her stalker, Preston, refusing to leave her alone, her parents’ case still being unsolved, and falling behind in school, she always feels on the verge of losing it. When some unexpected news comes her way, it’s the final straw and she ends up doing something that almost costs her life. Thankfully, she survives and makes a promise to herself to put her life back together and to try and figure out exactly how she feels about Luke Price, the one person that’s always there for her.

But as a recovering alcoholic and gambler, Luke has his own struggles to overcome. He’s also fallen in love with Violet, but fears telling her the truth, that it will scare her away or worse, she won’t reciprocate the feeling. Plus, there never seems to be a right time to say it, either the case, Preston, or life getting in the way.

Can the two of them ever get enough peace in their lives to conquer their fears and finally tell each other the truth about how they feel?

I tried to make a video review for this but my computer decided it didn't want to work.

In this book we start where Probability left off. Luke and Violet are once again living under the same roof. Now they have found out some pretty disturbing things about Preston, Violets "foster dad". Violet is trying to move forward but every time she takes a step forward something from her past sets her 2 steps back. 
While Luke has finally decided that drinking doesnt seem to help solve anything, he has quit. Too bad Violet has decided that this does seem to help her. He is speaking to his dad and trying to rebuild that relationship. Even though he sees the way Violet is spiraling out of control, he doesn't want to be that boyfriend that nags her but he is concerned. When Violet finally pushes herself too far Luke is there for her not because he feels that he owes her but because he knows he is in love with her. 

Much like the other books in this series, this one is riddled with angst and drama. It feels like the more these two try to push forward the past catches up with them. What I love about this book is that I see the growth in both protagonists. It deals with real issues, that made my heart hurt for them. Jessica has a way of pulling me in and making me see the grimier side of life and people. On that same coin I can see growth, love, redemption and hope. 

Violet and Luke have come a long way and I always appreciated the fact that they both put school as their number one priority. They both understood that even though their lives were not perfect, if they wanted better, than school is the answer. Jessica could have made these characters to be junkies and thieves but I believe that the message she is sending out is that even though life can throw hurdles and wrenches, if we believe in ourselves we can overcome anything. It also helps to have a support system. I absolutely enjoyed being able to see how these two lost and tortured souls found one another. They were able to slowly let down their walls and love so honestly and completely. 
Jessica astounds me with every book of hers. I am never disappointed when I read her books. She one of those authors that I buy her books no matter what genre. She has pulled me out of several reading slumps. Thank you for that Jessica!!!

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
You can find more information about Jessica and her books at www.jessicasorensen.com

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