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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Full Steam Ahead

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Series: Seaswept #1
Release date: January 14th 2014
Purchase: Amazon

Seven days aboard a luxury cruise. The perfect getaway from it all. 
At least, that’s what Georgia Cantwell was hoping for.

Georgia wishes she could run away from the nightmare that has consumed her life, but she can’t. With her inbox filling with menacing emails, all she can do is try to get through her sorority’s winter break cruise without anyone realizing how wrecked she is. So she really doesn’t need Jace McLaren seeing through her tacked-on smile when no one else seems to notice.
Growing up with a father in jail, Jace knows from experience that if you’re going through hell, there’s no way out but through. He has always steered away from girls like Georgia with her ice-queen attitude, but she’s in real trouble, and despite himself he pushes past her walls.

As much as Georgia tries to ignore it, Jace won’t let her pretend with him. But she can’t risk telling him the truth. Her past would ruin his trust, her family, her future—everything. 
But out on the open ocean, there’s nowhere to hide. And when Georgia’s secrets come tumbling out, it might take more than Jace to save her.


Full Steam Ahead was a cute little Romance that was about being true to yourself, even your own imperfections. Georgia comes from a world where you are expected to act a certain way, dress a certain way, even date a certain caliber of person or people will "talk". But with her family broke and looking to her to marry them out of poverty while she is going to school and being blackmailed on top of everything else it's no wonder that she is a nervous wreck.  

I found Georgia somewhat shallow and weak willed. I wish she would have stood up for herself without needing Jace to tell her it was ok. I hated that she thought she wasn't good enough for her jerk of an ex because she wasn't like his family and that she kept the coolest parts of herself hidden for fear of not being accepted. But we all do that every now and then and Full Steam Ahead did help me realize that we have to accept ourselves daily, faults and all.

With all the financial stress Georgia is facing this is definitely not the book to read if you are facing a similar situation. But if you are looking for a New Age romantic summer read this may be a good one for you. It has friendship, love and adventure and some good life lessons along the way. It got a little to risque for my taste but if you like your romances just a tad on the dirty side then this one is for you!

Rating: 3/5

Valerie Chase is a author of New Adult Romance. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area. Full Steam Ahead is her debut novel.

As for her writing style, Valerie loves sexy banter and guys whose hearts are in the right place, even if their heads sometimes aren't. She loves discovering strong, awesome characters, putting them in entertaining situations, and watching them argue their way to love.

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