Thursday, October 31, 2013

Title: Painted Lines
Author: Brei Betzold
Rating: 3 Shooting Stars

Scout has always wanted to follow in her family’s business of custom bike building. Being female never stopped her from getting greasy and slapping on paint with the best of them, and made her work even harder at opening up her own shop someday. 

 When an opportunity to win $500,000 dollars in prize money presents itself, Scout and her group of misfit friends sign on the dotted line to be filmed for a reality television show to win it. But like anything in life there’s always a catch to free money. 

 When nightmares of the past meet dreams of the future, Scout is forced to face her demons, or be quickly over run by the memories. In the midst of her inner turmoil, family will come home, and possibly a life she never expected to have could be within her grasp.

Painted Lines begins when Scout and her 3 friends join a contest on a T.V show working on motorcycles to win money. Scout wants to open up her own shop, so in order to do that she and her friends have to work hard to win that money. But when people from her past end up also being on the show things take a turn for the worse. Scout has had it rough in her life, she's had terrible things happen to her and she's never really healed from them. Now she has several people out to get her to quit the show. But not only that she has her over protective "brothers" to worry about as well. Especially when she finally meets a man who she actually has an attraction to, but she's unsure how to proceed. Scout has to deal with all of this drama, and to try and win the contest.

 I really enjoyed the story line for this book. And I over all liked it but there were a few things that bugged me about it. I was a little frustrated with it at first because I sort of felt like it was slow getting to the "good stuff." But after that I enjoyed it. I really didn't like Scout's brother Cas. He really frustrated me through out the whole book. I felt like he was crazy over protective. And I hated the things he kept saying to Scout even though he would say he was sorry and didn't mean it, he would then just go ahead and say them again when he got mad. So that really frustrated me, I thought he was a major jerk. Then the ending was kind of a let down. We don't really get to see Scout do any of her healing, or anything for that matter. It was just frustrating. Other than that I really did enjoy the story line.

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