Saturday, May 21, 2016

#Review: Distraction (Westbrook #1) by Laura Clark | #MUSTREAD

(Westbrook #1)
by Laura Clark

Seventeen-near-old, Laila Patterson, would never describe her heart as fickle. She understands the difference between reality and fantasy, which is why Sam Woodson is not realistic boyfriend material. After all, he is in college, and college boys simply do not date high school girls. Plus, he is Laila’s older brother’s best friend. According to the unspoken bro-code, messing around with your friend’s little sister is pretty high on the list of forbidden taboos. 

What happens when Laila discovers that her secret crush on Sam isn’t quite so one-sided? What if the only way to keep him is to keep their relationship hush-hush? Is Sam worth all of the lying and sneaking around? 

As if things weren't confusing enough with Sam, an old family friend suddenly shows up after being gone for more than three years. She isn't expecting Trevor Maddox to move back to Westbrook. She isn't expecting him to attend her high school, and she certainly isn't expecting him to be so damned gorgeous. 

Laila doesn't want or need this unexpected distraction. . . or does she? 

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In the event the amazing author sees this; I am so sorry it took me so darn long! 

Omigosh! What a fantastic read! For those of you who enjoy a good love triangle, this book has a very good one going on. I really liked being in Laila's head. Whenever she starts thinking about a guy, like all of us girls do (don't deny it!), she gets carried away wondering things . . . . *leaves thought dangling in the air*

First off, Laila has a crush on this guy Devon . . . No, sorry, not Devon Key, Collins Key's brother *disappointed pout* because that would be awesome, but it wasn't him. Devon is a guy from Laila's school, and when she throws a party at her house, she has intentions of making her feelings known, and see if this guy likes her the same way. Which he does, as it turns out. Enter Sam, her older brother's best friend, and she turns to Jell-O. Enter Trevor Maddox, and he does the same thing, helping her realize she is not as into Devon as she thought.

Now, Trevor was a bit of a . . . I don't want to say jerk because that is totally not who he is now. But Laila went to Junior High with him and then his family moved. Now they are back now. 

Sam has the hots Laila! Whom he affectionately calls 'Lil Sis'. According to Laila, Sam has never noticed her before now. Not possible, but every girl has their insecurities when it comes to boys . . . especially boys who are in college. Short and sweet: Laila and Sam connect and its a whole new ball park. Expect a broken heart. Sam definitely goes all out when it comes to 'bros before hos'. Kyle catches them making out in her bedroom. Yeah, it goes downhill, but it made the story epic!

Trevor makes it clear that he does like Laila, but when she tells him about Sam, he backs off and decides to try things out with her best friend, Avery, and it starts to make things better. But he does have quite an affect on her and Laila does find herself leaning on his shoulder a couple of times when she just needs to let the tears out.

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars.
I honestly fell in love with this book. I love Sam's character, though I feel ever bit as broken as Laila feels at this point. Trevor? I like that he was willing to be there for Laila. Every girl needs that guy friend she can count on, even when things seem to be out of context. I am still flipping and ask any one of my sisters what I was doing today. Laughing, crying, shouting; the works. A fantastic book that makes you churn with excitement. 

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