Review: New Point by Olivia Luck

Posted 8 January, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: New Point by Olivia LuckTitle: New Point
Series: Standalone
Author: Olivia Luck
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: September 10, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

Imagine the worst day of your life. Immerse yourself in the details. How did you feel? Who were you with? What were the consequences?

Recalling my darkest day is as simple as typing a few search terms into a web browser. It only took thirty minutes for me to become the center of a media frenzy that caught the attention of an entire country.

So I hid.

Nine months later and I'm getting better. Moved two hours from home, landed my dream job, and met a delicious new guy.

Healing is that simple, right?

Wrong.

Note: New Point is the start of a standalone series with connected characters, but independent story lines.

Review:

I really can’t make up my mind about this book. I’ve flip-flopped back and forth between loving it and rolling my eyes at it countless times during the book, and even in the time since.

I feel like the entire book makes the “tragic event” seem like something much bigger than it actually was. I’m not trying to belittle the situation, it was definitely something that would stay with a person for a long time. And as someone with a history of anxiety, I know how things that seem small to other people are much bigger deals to you.

But it’s generally unrealistic. From the way the actual event (the sound that actually occurred…I can’t imagine it sounding anything like what she thought it was) was described, to the way the media portrayed it and her, and other smaller details.

There wasn’t really anything about Zoe’s backstory that I liked at all.

However, I did really like Miles as a person. He was hard-working, close with his family, had great values, treated women well, and was presumably gorgeous.

But then, of course, Zoe handled the relationship all wrong. For someone who values honesty so much, she told him pretty much nothing but lies of omission. I can’t like a character that’s so hypocritical. There were other ways to handle the situation, not being ready to open up, besides completely shutting down. She could have just said things like, “Something happened that I want you to know about, but I’m not ready to talk about it yet.”

I don’t know what else to say about the book, aside from the fact that Zoe and most things surrounding her just rubbed me the wrong way.

About Olivia Luck:

Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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