Monday, October 17, 2011

Love-Triangle Crack: DOUBLE CLUTCH by Liz Reinhardt

I read a lot of different kinds of YA.  I enjoy everything from dystopian to historical to urban fantasy, supernatural, contemporary and everything in between.

But no matter what kind of YA I’m reading, I can always be guilty of turning the pages in search of one thing:  
The romance.

Sometimes the romance in the story kind of feels like the cream filling in an oreo cookie.  You nibble and pick at the chocolate cookie but all you really want is the good stuff in the middle. Throughout all the life-threatening situations, the mystery, or the mind-control I can’t help but feel an involuntary flair of excitement when the MC and the love interest are finally getting some attention.  And if there’s a love triangle- I am usually one happy girl.  Don’t ask me why, but I’m a sucker for a really well-done bad boy/good guy face off and if the lines that determine which is which are blurred enough so that I’m not really sure who the MC should end up with? - Even better!

If you’re like me and have ever been guilty of getting more excited about the love triangle in a story than about the bigger picture, I’ve got something special for you here.  I discovered Liz Reinhardt through the blogosphere the same week she self-published her first novel ‘Double Clutch’.  The premise sounded like something I’d enjoy so I downloaded it onto my kindle.

I started it one evening earlier this week.  And finished it the next day.  

Brenna Blixen is living a double life. She goes to two different schools- regular public school in the morning and the technical institute in the afternoon as a participant of the program ‘Share Time’.  She has two sets of teachers, two sets of friends and two very different boys vying for her attention.  

But what happens when the two worlds collide?  Brenna might discover that the lines that connect Saxon and Jake could make or break her relationship with either.

The pacing in Double Clutch was fantastic, the characters charismatic (Jake and Saxon were just awesome.  I totally wanted them both. I mean *ahem*I wanted her to end up with both. Of course.) and the dialogue authentic.  I honestly enjoyed every minute.

This book has officially become my love-triangle crack-- totally addictive, sexy, and Reinhardt captures the exhiliration of falling in love for the first time perfectly. 
'Double Clutch' is the oreo cream without the cookie; made up of only the good stuff I find myself constantly looking for in other books.

Congratulations Liz on a job well done!  Wishing you tons of success and I look forward to reading your future books!

If you want your own love-triangle crack, get your copy here!

32 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Sounds like a great read. I am a sucker for great romance, too. I try to have romance in my novels.

Emily White said...

Ooh, sounds interesting. And I love the cover!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an interesting read, especially since it's in a realistic school setting, not a boarding school. Thanks for sharing this.

Laura Pauling said...

Looks good. I'll check it out. :)

Cristina said...

awesome review, adn Liz is so fabulous :)

stu said...

It sounds like a good book, but I'm less fond of love triangles. One person I write for has me doing them as the be all and end all of YA romance, whereas I think they have to be handled very carefully.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Romance isn't what I look for, but I'm a guy, so that shouldn't surprise you!

Vicki Rocho said...

What's this? A book I hadn't heard of? My poor, poor bookshelf...

salarsenッ said...

Ooh, this set up lends to lots of tension. :) Thanks for sharing the book with us.

Jen Daiker said...

This sounds fabulous. I read the bio the last week but was too tied up to allow attention on a new read, however I'm game now! Definitely going to pick this up!

elizabethreinhardt said...

Katie, thank you so much for your awesome blog post on my book!! I'm really, really glad you liked it. I wrote it because I'M a huge sucker for a love showdown, and once the idea got for these three got in my head, I couldn't let it go! I'm super happy you liked it and got sucked into the love triangle madness with me! Thank you, thank you! (And thank you to everyone who wrote such nice comments about it!) This post totally made my day!! ;)!!

elizabethreinhardt said...

PS Is it really awful that I'm totally flattered and excited to have my book compared to crack?! I just called my husband and yelled, "Creepy Query Girl called my book love triangle crack! Isn't that awesome?!" I'm fairly sure he's going to be worried and confused all day now ;)!! Hahaha!!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

LOL- glad you enjoyed the review Liz! I really loved the story!

J. A. Bennett said...

Yay for Liz! I can't wait to read her book!

Matthew MacNish said...

Eh, romance is all right, but I want more action-not like that! Adventures, sword fight, explosions. That kind of action.

Old Kitty said...

Liking this fab book to "The oreo cream without the cookie"!??!? Now that's a GREAT review!! Yay!! Take care
x

Sarah Pearson said...

This one is already on my tbr list :-)

Eve.E said...

hello there,
Thought I would pop by via the PIF Blog fest and say "hi" so "hi" good to "meet" you. Love the blog!! I will pop by as often as possible.
EVE :-)

Jessica Bell said...

Hmm, I don't actually look for much romance. I look for ANGST :o) Glad you found your love crack :o) Hahaha

Michael Offutt said...

I think eating Oreos may be unhealthy as the filling may have transfats in them.

Dawn Ius said...

Great review. I am also a fan of "the romance"...which is why I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I'll add Double Clutch to my TBR pile :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow, awesome review, Katie! You certainly convinced me. :-)

Susan Oloier said...

The well-done romance element of a story (esp. the love triangle) hooks me every time. I am off to check out Liz's book now.

Julie said...

I will definitely be picking this up!! I also look forward to the romance. It's the best part!

Rula Sinara said...

The book sounds great and I'm totally the same about romance. I think I loved following Charlie Brown comics as a kid just bc of his crush on the red-head girl ;)

LTM said...

ooo, I'm the romance junkie, love-triangle fan, too! This sounds perfect. Thanks, Katie~ :o) <3

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What a wonderful review. And it sounds like a wonderful book, too, even for an old broad like me.

Melissa Pearl said...

Thanks for sharing. That sounds fantastic!
I'm such a sucker for the romance. The more the merrier :)

Tony Van Helsing said...

Speaking as a bloke I tend to skim over romatic bits and go straight for the exploding helicopter bits.

Alleged Author said...

Oooooh...nothing like a triangle to out the angst!

Susan Fields said...

Wow - that sounds awesome! I have to admit, the reason I stayed up all night reading Mockingjay wasn't to see how the revolution turned out, but to see if Katniss ended up with Peeta or Gale. I'm a sucker for a great love triange, too!

AmieSalmon said...

I love Liz, her blog posts are so funny, and she's so nice. I can't wait to get round to reading this, heard so many good things about it.

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