Life on the Level
Series: On the Verge #3
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review
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The tantalizing third book in Zoraida Córdova's steamy New Adult On the Verge series!
River Thomas was born a wild card. Her mother left before River hit puberty, and her alcoholic father raised her to have the best poker face in the city, but when he dies unexpectedly, River's already dangerous lifestyle spirals out of control. Six months sober, she relapses, and the resulting bender ends with her on the run from a guy looking to settle a score.
She wants to be better--needs to be better--before she ends up like her dad. The road leads her to Sun Valley, Montana, where she checks herself into a rehab center. But before her first night, she decides to go for a last hurrah, and the beautiful stranger at the bar is just what the doctor ordered.
She leaves before sunrise, and starts her ninety-day program, still thinking of his face. But her last hurrah with the guy of her dreams is also a counselor and extremely off-limits.
Their attraction is too strong to ignore, and soon she finds herself gambling with the one thing she never thought she would—her heart.
Oh, my goodness! The fun I had reading Life on the Level... Fabulous! To be honest, I had a bit of a weird experience while I was reading this book. It didn't feel as if I was simply reading it. Instead, it almost felt as if it was more than a book, like I was watching everything happen rather than reading it. Zoraida's writing was so smooth and effortless that it felt as if the pages of the book were coming to life in front of me. The characters were phenomenal, especially River. I loved her snarky and sarcastic personality. She's a character I connected with almost immediately because she knows that she has screwed up her life and now she's ready to get clean, even if her last hurrah gets her in a bit of a jam... Hutch was swoon-worthy to the max. Not only is he sexy, he also has such a caring soul. The two of them together was magically. While their relationship started with a bang (heh, pun intended), the connection between them quickly develops into so much more as they get to know each other. And of course, as they spend more and more time together, the sparks continue to fly until they can no longer resist each other.
I flipping adored Life on the Level. I simply could not put it down for more than 5 minutes. I was tethered to it for the whole day. Everything from the writing to the amazing characters rocked. Now I must pick up the previous books in the series...
Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens. She is the author of The Vicious Deep Trilogy. She studied English Lit at Hunter College, and The University of Montana before finding a home for herself in the (kinda) glittering world of New York City’s nightlife. She prefers her cocktails shaken, her bacon crispy, and her men with a side of chivalry.