Monday, November 5, 2012

Blog Tour: Reflection by Jessica Roberts ♥ Review + Excerpt

Reflection by Jessica Roberts
ReflectionRelease Date: February 17, 2012
Format: ebook
Source: YANR/author for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.

Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.

And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?
The title of this book IS this book. You probably don't understand that if you haven't read the book, but it's true. Reflection was utterly heartbreaking yet amazingly beautiful.
This book may be beautiful, but it took a while to actually hold my attention. I was almost halfway through the book when I started to truly enjoy it. Luckily, the second half made up for the lacking of the first half. The book shifts from one that drags to one that was so heart warming.
Character Rundown:
Heather: This girl was so cute, but I didn't like how confused she was. I understand the reason she was confused, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I thought it was endearing how she always wanted to fix things, though. And when she was around Nick...well, that was nice.
Nick: He's my boy, no doubt about it. He's all mysterious and bothered me so much in the beginning, but once he and Heather got closer, I warmed up to him a bunch. Love this boy. I wish he'd be more open, though. And the end with him...I can't say any more about it but I am pouting.
Creed: We don't see much of him, but from what we do see, he is so clearly the sweetheart in this book. I hope for the best for him, although I prefer Nick. This said, I'd still totally be Creed's best friend!
Other characters: Honestly, the other characters weren't that important, therefore I don't really have anything to say about them. This book was pretty much the story of Heather & Nick with tiny amounts of Creed thrown in. I'm okay with that, but it doesn't bode well for the "other characters" section of this review ;)
The plot. I had no idea where the plot was going for a big chunk of this book. Then I realized what was happening and was like "Oh, please, NOOOOO!" And then there was a twist. That is all I'm going to say.
The romance. Like everything else, this didn't really pick up until about halfway through the book. Still, when it shows up, it is THERE. It was so sweet! Heather and Nick are the absolute cutest couple. I want things to work out for them so bad!
The ending. Don't even get me started. My heart is broken.
Overall, I want to read the next book so I can see what happens to these characters! Which means that this book was good, because otherwise I wouldn't waste my time on the sequel. Though it takes a bit to make it through the first half, you may just end up enjoying it even though you may consider putting it down (like I did). Give it a full chance. Nick'll probably make you smile if you do. :)
And then all of a sudden Nick got up. While my brain was determining where he
was going and if I’d gone too far, my eyes studied his physique as it strolled away from
me. His t-shirt clung to the evident muscles of his upper back, hanging flawlessly in the
hollow down to his waist. I’d never noticed something like that. To my eye’s dismay
he hunched behind the counter. I was fascinated and confused by the draw I felt to him
and the alien emotions pulling inside my stomach. Emotions I was certain I’d never
processed before.
A few seconds later his eyes fastened on me. “Garbage?”
“What? Oh.” I stood, laughing sheepishly. “Yeah. I don’t have one. I mean,
I need to get one.” I placed my clumsy hands on my hips and then glanced behind me
because I didn’t know where else to look.
Visually I followed him as he wadded the white paper in his hand, snatched his
keys off the counter, and strolled toward me. But because my eyes were nervously stiff
I didn’t really see him. I twisted Creed’s ring around my finger; then my hand scratched
the back of my neck; and then my foot propped behind me on its tiptoe and I almost lost
my balance.
Say something! He’s leaving!
“You’re leaving already and I haven’t even finished my sandwich.” I scrunched
my nose at what came out. “Not that I want you to stay or anything. I mean, it’s your
choice to stay or leave but—”
His nearness cut me off. In the course of my bird-brained comments, he had been
advancing toward me, finally stopping uncomfortably close to me. His lips were curved
in a wicked grin and I swallowed with a bashfulness I rarely felt.
To my utter shock, a hot finger lifted my chin and our faces came even closer.
Too close.
Breathe, Heather.
“Would you like that, if I stayed?”
My eyes dropped from his, but they only made it to his chest since he was holding
my head in place.
“Actually, I have so much to do today,” I said, trying my best to sound bored.
But my voice held a nervous quiver that most likely made him smile more.
Though he dropped his hand from my face, he didn’t back away and his deep
voice rumbled through my head again. “Some of us attend class.”
My nose scrunched. Had I missed class this morning? Before I had time to
pinpoint what day it was, he was gone.
Aww, Nick! Hehe.
That's it for my leg of the blog tour! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey Jessica! Awesome name, right?!!! heehee

    Thanks for the great review! Loved reading your thoughts! If you'd like, stop by my blog some time today for the launch party of Reaction, book 2 in the Reflection series. That would be awesome!

    I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and some other fun prizes!

    Thanks again!

  2. This book looks great. Yours is the first review that really made it catch my eye. I'm adding it to my TBR pile as we speak ;)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs


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