Monday, August 26, 2013

Review: Head Over Wheels by January Valentine

Title: Head Over Wheels
Author: January Valentine
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780615750273
Genre: New Adult
First Published: January 2013
Buy It: Amazon

Being a member of the NYPD has been Jewelia's lifelong dream. Things are going as planned until she meets Indigo, the hot med student who sends her flying head over heels. Which is not to be confused with Head Over Wheels.

It's love at first sight, but there's a lot of inward and outward struggling going on, as well as sexual tension. So many problems to contend with, like Vanessa Whitehall who has loved Indigo since they were kids. Then there's his wealthy family complete with skeletons in every closet in their mansion.

I can sum this book up in one word: DRAMA! There is so much of it, that it gets a little annoying at one point. Head Over Wheels is a roller coaster of emotions. One moment Jewel is deliriously happy, then she's depressed, then she's mad and then she's happy again. Every little thing that happens upsets her. Of course I can understand that Vanessa pisses her off, but Jewel's thoughts and reactions were kind of extreme sometimes.

Indigo seemed like a great guy at first, but a someone who can't even send one text message during his work week because apparently he is too busy all of the time, pisses me off. Eventually you get an explanation about why he acts like that, which is actually really sad, but I'm not sure if that just makes everything okay.

Something I noticed about this book is that the writer keeps using the word groovy. Isn't that a word from the sixties and seventies or something? It felt kind of silly to me.

Overall, Head Over Heels is a nice story, but it didn't live up to my expectations. What I did love was the beautiful epilogue. Great ending of the book.

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