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4* Review: Shades of Sydney -Brittney Coon – A Sydney West Novel #1


Blurb 2016- 2

Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys, but this year, one refuses to be a one-night stand…

Twenty-one-year-old Sydney doesn’t believe in relationships. Her parents’ toxic divorce has taught her love is nothing but a sinister fairytale. So every summer she parties, hooks up, abandons her lover before dawn, and repeats.

That is until she meets gorgeous local surfer Jason King at the beach…

When Jason fails to flirt—or even give her a second glance—she decides something must be wrong with him, and it’s safer to stay away. But when Sydney and Jason’s best friends hook up and become Malibu’s hottest couple, they are forced to spend more time together than either of them cares for.

Armed with a sharp tongue, Sydney works to keep Jason at bay…

In a moment of weakness, Sydney lets her guard down and confides in Jason, realizing he’s more than just a hot guy—he’s also a friend. And when Sydney’s need for a summer boy results in her falling into bed with Jason, despite her better judgment, she runs away from him by morning.

The problem is, he won’t accept being another one-night stand, and will do anything to prove…

Love really does exist.

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Shades of Sydney (A Sydney West novel #1)

The first chapter of Sydney’s story makes an impact. Her casual attitude to sex and brittle exterior sets the tone. By the end of the first chapter I wondered if she was human. Meeting Jason tempers her hardness. Can she let her guard down and reveal the real Sydney, who she hides from the world and herself most of the time. I empathised with Sydney; her young life is full of emotional baggage.
The imagery is vivid and Sydney’s encounter with her ‘summer boys’ is raunchy without being overly graphic. There are some interesting questions raised in this well paced story, in a realistic and thought provoking way. Sydney’s increasing self-awareness aided by her optimistic friend Amelia makes this an enjoyable read. The ending closes this chapter of Sydney’s life but leaves the door open for the next, which I look forward to reading.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.



Shades of Sydney by Brittney Coon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shades of Sydney (A Sydney West novel #1) by Brittney Coon

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