Title: Reaction

Series: Reflection Series (Book #2)

Author: Jessica Roberts

Publisher: self-published

Published: November 6, 2012

Goodreads Summary: (Spoilers if you haven’t read Reflection!)


I’ve previously had that in my life, but only once, briefly, a while ago.  It was during the time I’d started my first year of college.  My own apartment, a new old car, and a life free of deadbeat stepfathers, all of which was fulfilling enough.  But if it wasn’t, I also had a best friend, soul mate, and boyfriend all in one.  Yes, life was near perfect.

 But one stormy night can change everything…

 For many months I rested in a prolonged sleep, fighting for my life.  Well, more than fighting for it, also dreaming of it.  Dreaming of him.  Thank goodness, the dream is over and I’m back in the real world now.  And all I want is for everything to return to the way it was.  But nothing’s the same; most of all, us.

 Once again, I find myself at the crossroads of a ruthless battle, this time not for life, but love.  Do I fight for the guy I twice fell for, or do I let her take him away?

Christina loved book 1, Reflection, and you can find her review HERE.

  • Christina thought this title was amazing and places it on her TOP TOP shelf. For her review, author info, and the giveaway…

**NOTE:** An e-ARC of this novel was provided by the author for this blog tour. However, that did not influence this review in any way.

Basically, I don’t even know where to begin with this review, so forgive me if it’s one hundred percent gushing with a good bit of vagueness thrown in for good measure. It’s no secret that I absolutely loved the first book because Nick is mine, but I was an absolute bundle of nerves with how it left off and where I knew this story was heading because of the teaser first chapter we were given of Reaction. With that said, I knew I was in for a roller-coaster ride, but since I’m a bit of an angst-indulging masochist, I was ready to dive in and wallow in the expected heartclenches. I settled in my bed with my Nook, hoping I’d get a little reading in before I fell fast asleep. Well, when I finished this morning around 4:29AM (Omg, I’m such a zombie now!), I continued to sit there with this ridiculous, giddy grin on my face; still stunned by the depth of the beautiful novel I just read.

To keep this review as relatively spoiler-free as possible, I won’t be able to go into detail about all the aspects of the novel that I loved (and there are a LOT of them), but I can offer a few reasons as to why you should be reading this series. One simple fact is that Jessica Roberts effortlessly captures the complexity of emotions so well in her writing. My “feels”– for the lack of a better word that doesn’t sound redundant– ran the gamut with this series, but especially with this book in particular. As Heather navigates and adjusts to her new life, you will laugh, cry, and laugh while you cry as you experience the confusion, anger, happiness, frustration, and heartbreak right alongside our leading lady. Secondly, all the characters, from the main characters all the way down to the lesser mentioned secondary characters, have been fleshed out and feel so undeniably real. Each have their individual personality traits and mannerisms that feel innately tied to their character, and not only that, but they also have a voice that is so unique to them. Lastly, but certainly not least, is the amount of swoons. It was so incredibly difficult for me not to quote the entire book in my goodreads updates. Heather’s memories of the relationship she and Nick shared had my heart racing and jumping in my throat while my stomach somersaulted and filled with butterflies.

Read this story! You’ll be missing out if you don’t. Now, I’ll just leave the following quote as a little teaser. Enjoy!

“Can you tell me why,” he breathed into her neck, “when I’m holding you like this,” he drew her closer, wrapping her snuggly against him, “and I’m kissing you like this,” he devoured the tender spot along her jaw, brazenly making his way to the corner of her lips, “it’s still never enough?”

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Author Bio: JESSICA ROBERTS grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area where she spent most of her time playing sports alongside her six siblings. She was crowned Miss Teen California her senior year of high school, and went on to Brigham Young University where she graduated in Human Development. Her love of family, church, writing, athletics, and singing and dancing keeps her life busy and fulfilled. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three children.

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We’d like to extend a very special thanks to Jessica Roberts and YA BOUND for allowing us to be a part of this tour.

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