Review: Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt

18649523Tell Me When
By: Stina Lindenblatt
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Jan. 20, 2014
Genre: Contemp. New Adult Romance
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Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.

She shouldn’t be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn’t be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn’t be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she’ll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she’d never be able to again.

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her. And Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.

 

1thoughtsTell Me When is an interesting new adult romance. You have your typical broken main characters who are trying to overcome their horrific pasts when they find comfort in each other. Their pasts come back to life to cause drama bombs in the story thus resulting in an unstable foundation. However, with that being said, this was an interesting read with new reasons on why the MC’s are broken.

Amber suffers from PTSD due to something that recently happened to her. Little by little you get the story as to what happened to her because every day is a challenge for her. Not only is she afraid of her own shadow, but certain things like lightening and roses bring back horrible flashbacks. So the readers never forget how traumatized Amber is throughout the story.

Marcus was your typical man whore who uses sex to overcome his pain. However, when meeting Amber he finds himself wanting a monogamous relationship. Yeah, he’s just like every other bad boy but the thing that torments him isn’t just a deadbeat mom. Oh no, it’s a lot worse than that and it horrified me.

Even though this story sort of follows the new adult mold, the author still thought outside the box and brought new elements into the story. I liked that even though the storyline was predictable, Stina was able to surprise me with small twists that I wasn’t expecting.

 

1favequote“It’s hard to feel normal when you never feel safe., now even in your dreams… All I want is to forget what happened and feel normal again.”

 

 

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Stina Lindenblatt lives in Western Canada, where she loves to dream up New Adult and Young Adult stories, especially those with romance. She loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina enjoys photography, especially the close-up variety.

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3 Thoughts on “Review: Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt

  1. thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Maureen on 22 January, 2014 at 6:07 pm said:

    It looks like a good story.

  3. Kai W. on 22 January, 2014 at 8:18 pm said:

    I’m intrigue on what cause Amber’s nightmare. Thanks for the giveaway.

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