Rolling Dice by Beth Reekles
Published by RCHP
The second cool, sexy YA romance novel from seventeen-year-old Wattpad sensation and author of The Kissing Booth, Beth Reekles.
They say that the higher you climb, the harder you fall - and Madison Clarke will do anything to keep her new life from crumbling to pieces. Moving from a small town in Maine to Florida, Madison grasps the opportunity to reinvent herself, to forget about those days of being a lonely, loser outcast, and jumps at the chance when the popular kids decide to take her under their wing. A hot boyfriend, parties, friends... If only there wasn't the slight problem by the name of Dwight, a cute, funny and totally nerdy guy in Madison's physics class who she can't help but enjoy spending time with. Running from her past and stumbling through the present, who knows what lies ahead in this new life in Florida?
My Thoughts ...
Beth Reekles is an author to watch out for. Her first book showed much promise and although I wasn't a huge fan I was keen to see how she developed as an author in her next books. I am pleased to say I enjoyed Rolling Dice far more as I thought it was a much better read and addressed a lot of the issues I had with the Kissing Booth.
I found the voice to be far better in this book than the Kissing booth. It felt truly American rather than a weird American / British mix which was my complaint before. I was completely drawn in by Madison as a character and loved her story. I enjoyed seeing her transition from a rather shy bullied teen to one of the popular crowd. I loved that she could see that actually maybe that crowd wasn't the best place to be and seeing how she started to question who she should be friends with.
Special mention has to go to Dwight and his friends who I loved loved loved. I loved his friendship with Madison and I could get enough of the scenes where the two of them are together.
What I also enjoyed about this book was that the storyline felt like it was going somewhere which was another complaint I had with the first book. I like books where I can see something going on and this book had that for me which was fab.
A read which I enjoyed and had me happily entertained throughout. I am so looking forward to reading Beth's next book and seeing her progress as an author. She very much is a name to watch.
You'll love this book if you loved ....
The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
The Distance between us by Kasie West