The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen

The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina BowenThe Fifteenth Minute By/Door Sarina Bowen
Serie: The Ivy Years #5
Uitgever/Publisher Rennie Road Books Op/On 13 October 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pagina's/Pages: 313
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Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more.

DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.

Waarschuwing: dit boek bevat seks, drugs/alcohol of geweld.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence

But that’s how life really is. Sometimes you’re the fool who believes everything will be fine in the morning.

Writing style:

Besides Elle Kennedy, my other favorite New Adult author is Sarina Bowen. And so I was again very happy to read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed her great writing style again. As always, she writes from the ego and from both characters. Lianne and DJ are lifelike again and I can always empathize with her characters because of the way Sarina describes them. Beautiful weather.

It’s been a long time since I dared to get close to anyone, and I didn’t realize letting down my guard could ache like this. I’m facedown in the ocean, and she’s the lifeboat.

What do I think of The Fifteenth Minute

This was the last part of The Ivy Years. I found the first two the best, 3 and 4 a bit less. This makes it pretty good. We are no longer just in ice hockey, but in college. I found the subject of DJ really very interesting. Non-consensual (against the will) sex from a different perspective. It was a very interesting elaborated subject.
The fact that Lianne is not just a college girl was also very refreshing. It was very well described how it can be for someone who enters “ordinary” life from a completely different world.

A wonderful story again, which is easy to read.

He tastes like cola and Shakespeare and Saturday nights.

Conclusion

Wonderful summer read

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Mariëlle blogt hier als lezer, kijker en schrijver. Verder vertelt ze over haar leven als tweelingmama. Ook is zij schrijver van de New Adult-serie Structure en staat ze drie dagen per week voor haar SBO-klas.

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