DeAnna Reviews: Riptide by H.M. Ward

by DeAnna on October 16, 2014

DeAnna Reviews: Riptide by H.M. WardRiptide by H.M. Ward
Series: The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #3
Published by Laree Bailey Press on 2012-11-10
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 222
Format: eBook
A random hook-up isn't enough for Trystan, not anymore.

After everything Trystan went through to tell Mari that he loves her, there is no way that he's letting her walk away without knowing how he really feels. Every mask is stripped away making Trystan completely vulnerable. Mari's the one girl he wants, that he knew he'd never have. But, the look on Mari's face--the way she kissed him--makes Trystan think that confessing his feelings was worth the risk.

Shocked, Mari stands there staring at Trystan. As if it weren't enough that Trystan is internet super star, Day Jones, but the song he wrote was about her. That was her name on the music. It was her name etched into his heart. Trystan Scott loves her.

Everything Mari wants is within reach. She just has to have enough guts to reach out and take it.

Finally, things are starting to pick up! Mari finally knows that Tristan is in love with her, and (spoiler) she finally admits that she loves him, too. This leads to a book that is much more enjoyable to read than the previous two. The back and forth is gone, and we get to see their relationship start to develop.

There are still some issues to deal with, though. They’re keeping their relationship a secret because of their crazy parents, and they aren’t 100% ready to confide their horrible existences to each other. But it’s really cute watching their relationship unfold.

The ending is pretty intense, finally more like the H.M. Ward endings I’m used to (Granted, this was published first, but since I didn’t read it first, I’d gotten used to her better writing!). It was hard for me to stop reading to write this review because I have to know what happens next!


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