Taking Mine by Rachel Schneider
“Nothing I have ever tried has given me the thrill like taking something that isn’t mine does.”
Lily is eager to make a better life, for not only herself, but for the brother who raised her. When her scholarship is revoked, she resorts to desperate measures to pay for tuition, trying to keep her life on track—the same measures she promised herself she’d never take again—and fears the consequences. Things only get more complicated when a deal is offered that is almost too good to be true.
In walks the distraction: Justin. An annoyingly good-looking guy who pushes her to not give up on her dreams, even when things don’t go as planned. Despite Lily’s best efforts, Justin falls into a world of fast cars, fast money, and fast crooks.
After all, habits are hard to break.
First of all, thank you Rachel for the copy. I really had no idea that the book was going to take the turns it did. Which is a really good thing because I’m all for something different. I was totally surprised at what happened 3/4ths of the way through but it just made the story more interesting because I really didn’t see it coming. This book was exciting, suspenseful and of course it had the romance. For a debut novel, the writing was phenomenal! I was sucked in from the very beginning and it really left me guessing as to how things would unfold. Going into this book I was expecting a plain and simple college romance. Definitely not what I got. I was able to relate a lot to the beliefs Lilly had and the whole story was just exhilarating. I am so excited to see what happens next with all the characters. The internal struggles the characters went through just added to their persona and made them even more likable. I wish I could go into more detail about the characteristics of each but that would just give away the story and I really want everyone who reads it to enjoy it without much background info. The book had way more action than I anticipated but enjoyed every minute of it!
Here are some teasers I have made for the book 🙂