Thundering Luv by L.M Preston
Publish Date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Genre: YA, Romance
My Rating: 2.0/5.0
Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn’t find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he’d do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.
[Okay, first off I have been waiting for, what seems like forever, to post this review. I read it back in January, (I think?) and wrote a review of it soon after. I WAS on the tour for this, but seeing as it’s not a positive review, THIS IS NOT PART OF ANY TOUR. This is MY review, under MY OWN GROUNDS. ‘Kay? Don’t hold anyone responsible, except for ME.
I don’t usually post reviews below a 3 star, but this review has been sitting there for MONTHS. I wasn’t going to let it slide.]
Thundering Luv was a very short read, I read in an hour or so. Despite it being short, I went through a lot of emotions while reading this book. Mostly frustration, but we’ll get to that in a second.
I’m not one to judge a book by its cover (at least, I try not to.) because I know that the author doesn’t have a lot of control what’s on it. What the author does have some control over is the title. I know that publishers have advised authors to change the title, but it’s mostly the authors choice.
For this title, Thundering Luv, I honestly don’t understand why ‘love’ is misspelt. Actually, it annoyed me before I even opened the book. It gives off the impression of being childish and it doesn’t seem to take itself seriously.
Enough of the title. Let’s move onto characters.
Jewel was a complete diva, and she admitted it. We didn’t get along. She mistrusted Collin, and broke boy’s hearts for no reason. Jewel and her cousin seem to be promoting breaking up with your boy/girl friend via text or twitter and it just doesn’t make sense.
All of the girls were divas. One slapped Collin in the face because she thought he was dating Jewel when he wasn’t. How about laughing and shrugging it off?
And of course Jewels cousin likes Collins cousin. It’s all very convenient.
I was frustrated by the insta-love. It’s a pet hate of mine and many, many, MANY other book bloggers.
General love story:
Collin throws a ball and it hits Jewel. She faints whilst observing that his body is ‘yummy’. Several days later, (I’m not exactly sure how long, the time flew by in this book and wasn’t clear.) they get together, hot kisses and ‘I love you’ is being thrown around. A few days after, Collin says that the ‘guys’ held bets against the cheerleaders (I’m not sure what the bets entailed, the speech was full of American phrases, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I can barely master English let alone American slang.) and Jewel get annoyed and runs away.
Do they get together in the end? Do they decide to part and leave it at that? Let me tell you, it would have been much more interesting if they had parted, let’s leave it at that.