Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Push by Claire Wallis

    Dark Romance
Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

Series: Push #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: MIRA
Publication Date: May 1, 2014
Format: Kindle
Pages: 274
Source: Bought

Synopsis By Goodreads
I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape her abusive stepfather. It's why she moved far away from home. It's why she's kept no ties with her remaining family. And it's why she's got a major rage problem. When her neighbor shows up to fix the kitchen in her new apartment, his enigmatic charm calms the fire in her. David is cool and collected, and he makes Emma feel safe for the first time ever. But David has his own chilling past—his six previous girlfriends have all disappeared without a trace. Emma's walking a dangerous line, but David's pull is intoxicating. And impossible to resist…

This is a new adult romance with mature content for readers 17 and up.

Spoil Free Review
Wow! What a dark and intense read. I was not expecting a dark read as I did not read any reviews. I went into it blind and that was the best way to go.  I do not know why I even clicked on the cover as it is not appealing but I did. Next to my surprise I was curious about this couple. Of course had to read a sample and bam I was one clicking to buy. Awesome beginning love both Prologues from each character. It is one of those Prologues that is actually part of the ending. I am always a sucker for that in my reads. Author gives you just enough to wonder what is happening.

This book is not dark when it comes to the couples relationship. They are both messed up from their past. I connected with David as an individual and being in the relationship with Emma. He always has her back and stands up for her. Loved that both are possessive of each other. They are not afraid to speak their minds when it comes to each other. 

I am a flash back junkie.  The flash backs were perfectly layered through out the novel and found those to be some of the darkest and saddest moments. I enjoyed the flash backs more than I did the present. I really had a hard time connecting with Emma. It started right from the couples first meeting each other. Did not set  a good tone for her character. If I could of connected more with her as a individual I could of rated 4 stars - Loved It.

The prologue, flashbacks and epilogue were spectacular.  Push was a intense read at times that was hard to put down. The ending was crazy and I am sure I will continue one day with book 2. Really need book 2 on hand. Since I had a hard time connecting with Emma I am no rush to continue on. Sometimes the best is to leave the book as is and let my imagination take over.

Even though I could not rate the book higher it was still a nice surprise read that I had no expectations going in. It is unpredictable and original.


  1. I enjoy flash backs in my reads, if they are done right. Sounds like this one took you by surprise!

    1. Yes it did. I need flashbacks in my reads to really feel the characters. I agree it has to be done right. Read some were flashbacks were not nicely put in through out the novel.

  2. I do like flashbacks but some books that have them don't quite work for me. But it sounds like they really worked in this one.

    1. Yes I have read some where it did not work for me. They were perfect for this book.


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