Friday, September 12, 2014

Title: Heavy
Author: J.C. Mells

***A New Adult Contemporary Romance recommended for those aged 18 and up*** 

When Thatch Reston, new, up-and-coming hot shot in the tattoo world, goes to do a private ink job for the rock legend that helped put his name on the map, he never expected to meet the girl of his dreams. 

 And he didn’t.

 Instead, he met California Huntington, who according to the tabloid press is a rich, self-absorbed, over-privileged socialite with a drug and alcohol dependency. In other words, everything Thatch is NOT looking for in a potential soul mate. If he were, hypothetically-speaking, looking for one at all, that is. 

 California Huntington has a secret she’s ashamed of. She perpetuates the media image of party-girl-gone-wild, only because it covers the real and ugly truth. Yes, she does abuse drugs, and yes, she has a problem with them, but it’s less addiction and more a side effect of what her real issue is. 

 Cali is bulimic – and has been since she was fifteen. 

 In her world, drugs and alcohol are glamorous, while an eating disorder is something sordid and dirty and should never be discussed in public. Cali soon realizes she needs to seek help before she falls deeper into that rock bottom she’s hovering on the edge of.

 It takes one intense night with Thatch, a stranger who she’s just met, to change her life forever. 

 If only she could convince him that despite her past, she’s worth taking a chance on.

Heavy begins when Thatch Reston has to do a tattoo on a friend of his who is in a famous band. He never expected to meet a girl who would knock him off his perfect world he was living, but that's exactly what happened when he met California. She's a rich, spoiled daughter of a famous actor, and she's constantly in the papers due to her partying and drug use. Thatch wants nothing to do with that, so after a one night stand between them he thinks he will never see her again, even though he can't get her out of his head. Cali on the other hand knows that Thatch is different, and he's part of the reason why she wants to get better. You see she doesn't just party to party she's just playing a role and trying to hide what's really wrong with her.. But after Thatch she wants to change, and she's determined to prove to him she can. 

 This was a beautiful story about two people who have been through a world of hurt trying to come out better in the end. I really liked Cali a whole lot. I felt she was really brave, and wasn't as spoiled as everyone thought her to be, she was actually a very sweet person with a kind heart. The book was very good. It dealt with a very serious issue, but it also had lots of humor in the book that didn't take away from the seriousness of it either. And I really enjoyed the main characters as well. 
However, I felt Thatch was very quick to judge things he knew nothing about, and that kind of got annoying. Other than that I loved the book!

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