Sunday, October 4, 2015

Spin The Love by Lisa Terry

Spin the Love is a sexy, steamy tale from Lisa Terry.   Whispy starts out as a typical sixteen year old, worried about upsetting her best friend.  But when a dare is issued between Teddy, Whispy, and Felicia (Teddy's big heartache), Whispy changes.  But is that change for the better?  Or is it the beginning of a dangerous path when she falls for the wrong person?  The friends' dare results in the death of someone close to Whispy, and now she must try to find his killer.  But how can she accomplish this when ever assumes she is insane?

Let me just say this story is a rollercoaster of a tale.  It starts off feeling like another romance story with teenagers discovering themselves through various experimentation, but then it develops into something darker and more sinister.  This is a story that was very well written; one that captivates readers straight from the beginning.  Lisa Terry's story is fast paced and thrilling.  While it is fast paced, it does not feel as such simply because you will want to fly through the story in order to find out where the story will progress next.  The story is unpredictable and thrilling.

Whispy starts off the story as a naive young woman.  She has no clue about the dangers of the world, which we see when EJ tries to warn her against his grandfather and she misses his point.  As the story progresses and she learns new things, she grows and looses some of naivety.  I enjoyed the tidbits of Great Aunt Whispy's diary entries at the end of chapters, it leaves the feeling that young Whispy might be becoming like her great aunt.  There is a lot in this book that deals with depression and the act of cutting, but it does not glorify it as I have seen in other novels.  This is a subject that Lisa Terry deals with in an elegant and respectful manner.

I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy a good steamy romantic thriller, or those who like romance.  I would give this book a rating of 4 out 5 because some elements were a little surprising and startling in a novel.  But that comes from my own naivety in some areas of life. 

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