Monday, 12 November 2012

Blog Tour & Review:Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow

Title: Saving You, Saving Me
Author: Kailin Gow
Author Info: Website|Blog|Twitter|Facebook
Genre: Romance
Series: You and Me Trilogy #1
Source: Author for Reading Addiction Blog Tours
Format: eBook
Publication Date: 16th April 2012

Tell Me About It
18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.

My Thoughts
From the minute I began reading Saving You, Saving Me I was hooked.  It's real, gritty, and faces facts with an honest view but I could not put it down.  Sam one of the top students in her school still needs more work to get better chance to get scholarship to Stanford.  Collins McGregor looks round her school for place for his brother and bumps into Sam, he offers her the opportunity of a life time, work in his company and the scholarship will be paid for.  Declining his offer she volunteers at Sawyer House as a counsellor.

I went in reading Saving You, Saving Mewith no idea of what to expect, both from the book and the author, but I quickly found myself engrossed with the book and emotionally invested in the characters.
I love Sam's alter personalities that appear through the book, serious Susan stops all the fun, while Lola certainly wants it to continue and  few times I wanted to slap serious Susan out of the picture.  The things that Sam learns about herself as the book continues are heartbreaking and I felt so sorry for her. Feeling ashamed of what her father saw, but him not fully aware of the whole story, and then having to have a distant father because of it.  Add into the mix an alcoholic mother, leaving Sam to look after her sister and make sure she is doing ok is not the picture perfect family that Sam does a very good job of portraying.

As the story progresses the relationship between Sam and Collins becomes something more.  While I think the relationship she had with Collins was nice, at that moment in both of their lives it was wrong, and although they both cared about each other, they had to conquer their own battles before they could truly work as a couple.  The amount of baggage and history these two had  coming into this relationship meant they would not have worked as a couple for a long time, and hopefully once they sort themselves out they can come back together (I hope) with a better understanding of themselves and really truly know what they want out of it.  When I finally came to the end of the book I was sad to see it end and also how it ended and I can't wait to see what happens next when the newest instalment is released.

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