Pdf/E–pub (Scratch Author Rhonda Helms) BY Rhonda Helms
Eds a little refining 4 HEARTSARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI really enjoyed reading this book It wasn t what I expected When I started it I was a bit hesitant because I wasn t that all into it but I think it was just me and not the book I think I was just in a funk so I put it on hold and started another book and then got back to this and after that I idn t have any problems getting pulled into the story I love Daniel He s not your typical college guy He was sweet and caring and wasn t a jerkCasey had a lot of issues She bare scars on the inside and outside She Aliens Bride Book didn t let peop ARC via NetGalley 4 StarsThis book starts out with our Heroine Casey She s a DJ at a localance club and she s also a recluse She enjoys watching people and seeing everybody enjoy her music Just as long as she s by herself behind her booth She Therapy of Love doesn t have many friends and that s only because sheoesn t make herself available nor approachable to other people There s this saying Leave your past in your past And Casey is making sure she is Connecting in College doing just that One night while Casey is DJ ing Daniel buys her a beer at the club and has the servereliver it to her She Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender doesn t like beer but out of courtesy she takes a sip and then retreats back uick review for a fairly uick read I think the only thing I can say that was good about Scratch was that it was a mercifully uick read Oddly enough that was also the major problem with it This first read I ve perused by Rhonda Helms has an ironic name attached to it because reading this felt like the narrative only barely skimmed the surface of all the themes it chose to touch upon for the story The idea for the premise actually isn t bad at all a girl passionate about music DJing at a club has to grapple with events of her past while finding love at the same time It s formulaic but I thought I be in for a better read than what was handed to me And that cover man It s a good cover I love the colors and the thematicpromise of a music themeBut that s all it was an empty promiseThe writing in this was terrible I kid you not Besides the paint by numbers adaptation of New Adult thematics I think the writing was the thing that ruined this narrative for me the most It was far too shallow with its presentation of everything from the heroine s problems to the instalust between Casey and Daniel to justeverything It s not the plot itself that s the problem because a better writer could ve made that formula work Here Dude no I ve never read a heroine whose nipples pebbled so much at the mere touch or just for standing in the vicinity of the hero Or the way she kept saying over and over again that she never felt anything like insert experience here before It beats you over the head and the emotion feels forced and falseAnd I still can t get over how one can fluff their boobs Yeah I can t recommend this one sadly There are much better narratives that actually take the time and energy to BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) develop their characters scenarios and tragic circumstances with much maturity and value than thisid and it was to its own The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports disservice that the presentationid not work for itOverall score 055 starsNote I received this as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher This book is sweet and easy to read nothing too complicated so why have I given this book only 4 well it missed some essential push factor in it Nodding the head Lets start with DanielHe is your usual charming BF who The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, does not have any vices yes women heoes not sleep around very serious with whom he wants to spend time with so there is a breather
PHEWHE HAS A PERFECT FAMILY Ahas a perfect family a life but The Thing Is The thing is the Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 does not elaborate much on his personal life So there you go he is a perfect guy D who meets Casey in the club where she works as a DJ Yes LADIES you read it right a DJHe helps her outuring her time of need and in the end what happens well Read itCaseyShe is a DJ WooHoo She is sweet girl who prefers to stay withing herself She is a girl with a very trouble past and is in need for someone to save her here is where thing gets commonRolls EyesAnyhoo loved they way they meet D apparently Daniel is also in Casey s Philosophy class DI found their time in classroom and the time they study together to be uite swoony D Now their taste in music is same so they bond on music too I snuck and listened to it the whole time I took the uiz he admitted with a crooked grin on this face Professor Wilkins would have loved that I said teachers Manual African American Literature drolly but on the inside my heart flipped with glee I removed my earbud and tucked it in his hand That s all yours He brushed a sweet kiss across my brow I m all yours This is in all a sweet beautiful read where there is a mix of angst and sweetness I just wish there had been of an Epilogue and Casey had chance with her music I also loved the secondary characters For Me 4 Njo. R bubble and back into a world that's messy and unpredictable Heoesn't know about the Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World deep scars that pucker her stomach or theeeper secret behind them Since the violent night when everything changed Casey has never let anyone get close enough to hurt her again Now she might be tempted to ARC from Netgalley for an honest reviewReview coming soonWonderfulamazingsurprisingmovingemotionalgut wrenching story about Casey a DJ She s a seniorI was sold since the cover and wanna scratch this story about this girl finding her solace in music and not getting involved with people Her grandparents raised her after a tragic loss of all her family She lives in her own bubble where she knows where her boundaries are and where anticipation is not welcomed She tried to be invisible even if she worked in in a club She needs to feel safeShe had her routine go to class studying having DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) dinner with her grandma and grandpaeejaying One ay when Working at the club she met Daniel a guy from her philosophical class who noticed her
BUT SHE S TOO FOCUS BEINGshe s too focus being that she wasn t Aware That She Attracted Him He Offered that she attracted him "He offered a rink It was the beginning of their relationship they spent a lot of times together "offered a New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) drink It was the beginning of their relationship they spent a lot of times together their feelings getting stronger everyday but she can t let her past go and kind of tear them apartDaniel seemed to be the opposite of Casey always smiling sociable and friendly person I like how he put Casey at ease making her confortable always caring for herHe suspects something but when heiscovers her past he understood her and tries to help her but not in a good way He can t stand watching her sufferCasey is so wrecked emotionally that she can t opened up It was so hard to readIt broke my heartThis story is so fully charged of emotions and even we can t put in Casey s shoes we can totally experience all of it This is a beautiful lesson of love but especially grieving and forgiving after such a trauma event learn to live again surrounded by the people you loveI recommend it and i Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) definitely buying this book in paperbackiteserves its place in my collection One of my favorites read of this yearCan t wait for all the upcoming books by this author I received a copy in exchange for a honest reviewAs with most of New Adult books Scratch is an emotional romance between two college aged characters one of which is scarred and broken In Scratch we meet Casey and Daniel In some ways Casey is not your typical New Adult character After a violent event in her childhood Casey closed herself off from people What I loved about Casey was the fact that she was a DJ She can pour her heart and soul into her music Casey is able to express herself with music in ways she can t with people However I would have loved to see of Casey in her element She loves being able to watch people move on the ance floor knowing that it is her music that sets them free The change she goes through in the story is remarkable With Daniel and her roommate by her side Casey gets the courage to talk about her past and create connections with her classmates As for Daniel he was the perfect boyfriend He wants Casey to be happy and he hopes that she ll find happiness with him Although he oes go about it all wrong He pushes her to face her past and nearly pushes too far The majority of their relationship is focused on Daniel trying to get Casey to tell him the truth about what happened to her family We learn a lot about Daniel through Casey s eyes but other than the fact that he s from a loving family we really Activism and the American Novel don t get to know much about him This is one book where I wished we had gotten both perspectives and I think it would have given Danielepth I respected how slowly Casey and Daniel s relationship progressed They start off as simply classmates before it grew into friendship and eventually their romance blossomed I felt that pacing of their relationship was perfect Never once Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition did I wish they moved faster or wished they would slowown Overall I thought Scratch was an enjoyable book with two characters I could find myself rooting for I wanted Casey to overcome her past and to have some kind of a future with Daniel Scratch was my introduction into the author s world and I look forward to becoming acuainted with Rhonda s work in the future This review appeared first at Fantasy is More FunI like New Adult but I m also cautious about picking a NA book They can be MORE angsty than YA thanks to broken heroes and heroines saving each other But Scratch looked like it could be one of the good ones And it was I think the number one indicator that Scratch wouldn t be weighed A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters down with melodrama came when I met the guy Daniel He s smart personable respectfuloing well in school He s got his shit together I think I was giddy when I realized Daniel would not need saving in Scratch And so I proceeded to fall for him As Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) does our main character Casey Now life can t be perfect or where would the story be right So yeah Casey has some issues But there were two things I loved about how Rhonda Helms wrote Casey s issues 1They are freaking REAL problems and not of her own making Ion t want to spoil anything for you bec. The most painful scars are the ones you never see In her DJ booth at a Cleveland The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion dance club Casey feels a sense of connection that's the closest she ever gets to normal On her college campus she's reserved practical all too aware of theisaster that can result when you trust the wrong person ,
Ause learning all the etails of how she ended up so incredibly Scarred Not Just Emotionally not just emotionally physically is part of the story but her problems felt seriously legitimate to me2Casey is as far as it gets from a cry baby She s had a freaking hard hand ealt to her but she s living her life as best as she can She s working hard at work at school She s got something she loves in her music She has a great relationship with her grandparents who ve raised her She s just very withdrawn she oesn t trust easily or much understandably Even that though is something *she s trying to work on So Daniel comes along and Casey starts pushing herself outside of her comfort zones Thanks *s trying to work on So Daniel comes along and Casey starts pushing herself outside of her comfort zones Thanks some pushes from him and her roommate she makes real strides But Rhonda idn t write Casey as a girl who needs or wants saving And that s the final reason I really enjoyed Scratch Daniel s a great guy and he Alien d like nothing than to save Casey But that s not how it works in life peopleon t save you because it can t work that way You have to save yourself and so 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse does Casey Scratch wasn t perfect there was some really stupid melodrama with the roommate that justidn t work for me In fact the roommate often Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) didn t uite fit But as a whole Scratch was a really satisfying New Adult romance and I wouldn t hesitate picking up another book by Rhonda HelmsI received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thisoes not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Okay the premise of this story really caught my attention I mean how often Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused do we get to go behind the scenes with aeejay I was really excited to see the club world through the eyes of someone who was so passionate about music I knew that Casey was holding something back she had a secret but I thought as the story unfolded and we learned everything about her I would like her eve 35 Stars Casey s the resident DJ at a local club in her little college town She likes watching from afar keeping everyone at arms length and up in that DJ booth she feels comfortable safe Then Daniel comes into her life and tilts her life off its axis in Casey s world He wants to know everything about her However Casey The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M doesn t have the best past andoesn t want to talk about it ever In her world some things are better left unsaid But Daniel keeps pushing and then he pushes til Casey caves and tells but by then he s also pushed her away and it s going to take a lot to get them back First off I LOVE the cover Definitely attention grabbingThe story though was missing something I loved that Casey was a DJ and I wish we could ve seen of that we got a glimpse but I wanted I feel like we learn she s a business major because it s safe but she really loves music and then nothing that s all we hear As much as i loved Daniel sometimes he really got on my nerves He pushed her too far all the time and out of no where Almost like a switch flipped after a really good moment and he just got angry and Coming Out of Communism demanded to know her past even after she told him about her scars There was something just missing from this book I wanted a littleepth The writing wasn t bad some of her inner monologues lasted uite a few pages thoughI think the story was good I Ways of Knowing About Birth d recommend Review 2 out of 5 starsThe premise is what originally intrigued me about Scratch a young girl with a traumatic past who puts her efforts into DJing and her studies whilst also finding an unlikely friend and eventual love but unfortunately it fell flat in execution for me and I was unable to fully appreciate the bookThe characters Casey is a college senior with a tragic past she isolates herself from everyone except her grandparents herays are spent studying and some nights DJing at a ance club Daniel is in Casey s Philosophy class and inserts himself into her life much to her reluctance he was an all round great guy with bucket loads of patienceWhat I enjoyed The build up to the mystery surrounding what had happened to Casey and her family her stomach is covered in puckered scars I was eager to learn what had happened to her As a love interest Daniel was a great guy kind calm persistant and tolerant The beautiful cover art Casey s amazing grandparents were a wonderful support The believability of Casey s anxiety and panic attacksWhat I idn t enjoy A heroine I couldn t relate to or connect with Insta attractionlust love The writing seemed stilted and the Reading Africa into American Literature dialogue made me cringe Iidn t feel the connection between Casey and Daniel too much seemed to happen between them too soon They were chalk and cheese I would
Have Loved Page Timeloved page time Casey and her passion for music and DJing we only get a small aspect Casey s hot and cold personality BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) drove me crazy I constantly wondered why Daniel would stick around when she constantly pushed him awayScratch is a book that I feel has potential it just ne. Ut inexplicably Daniel refuses to pay attention to the walls she's put up Like Casey he's a senior In every other way he's her opposite Sexy open effortlessly charming Daniel is willing to take chances and show his feelings For some reason Casey can't fathom he's intent onrawing her out of he.