Review: Slow No Wake by Dakota Madison
Slow No Wake
by: Dakota Madison
Release Date: March 17, 2013
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult/ Adult
Source: e-copy provided by AToMR tours and publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 204 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3/5 stars
I can never pass up a good love triangle book, so when I read the synopsis and saw it: 1) had a beach setting, 2) had a love triangle, and 3) was a NA contemporary, I knew I had to read it.
I really enjoyed this book. I did find something slightly off with the writing style; it felt a bit juvenile at times, but I was able to ignore that and really enjoy the story between Lexie, Eddie, and Daniel. I did have an issue with how the end just cut off. It didn't cut off to a point where I didn't receive plot resolution; it was just an abrupt way to end the book.
When we first meet Lexie, she has just moved from Illinois to Florida to escape her recent heartbreak of losing her fianceé... to her sister. Ouch. She meets her surfer next door neighbor, Eddie, who is downright sexy, flirty, and oozes confidence. She is instantly attracted to him, but reminds herself she wants to steer clear of men for the time being. However, on the first day of her new job she meets Daniel, who is shy, sweet, and also good-looking.
Personally, I liked Daniel instantly. I don't usually go for the bad boys though. There's something about a good, sweet guy who is willing to do anything for you. And just because he's a good, 'safe' guy doesn't mean he Lexie don't have chemistry. It's just a different kind from what her and Eddie have.
I kind of saw Eddie and Lexie have more of a physical attraction going on, where Lexie starts developing feelings for Daniel that she can't ignore.
There is alot of tension in this book that I really enjoyed reading, but wow- Daniel and Eddie are complete polar opposites of each other. Where Eddie is confident and cocky, Daniel is unsure and insecure. I have to admit that did drive me a little crazy at parts in the book. Then again, she was kind of leading them both on, so I can understand his insecurity, especially since he said Eddie always gets the girls and has been burned in the past.
Overall, it was a quick, light read with relatively no angst. Madison didn't overdo Lexie's heartbreak or turn the story into a heavy one and I really liked that. But there is not a whole lot of plot development, it's a very basic storyline of two guys falling for the same girl and forcing her to make a choice.