Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Dizzy by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry
Author: Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry
Dylan doesn’t do relationships. He and his older brother watched their dad go through hell and back, so they made a pact years ago—no girl would come between the Gibson boys. But his brother sells out. He's getting married anyway. To the sister of a chick Dylan met at a party, who's probably the angriest girl he's ever met. Unfortunately, she happens to be hot, too.
Ziah’s life is upside down—her safe boyfriend turns out to be not-so-safe, and now her sister is getting married before college is over to the older brother of a spoiled, party boy who drives her crazy. And also makes her heart beat too fast.
There’s no denying the attraction, but there's also no denying how much they irritate each other. When they’re thrown together as forced wedding planners, they find an ally in each other--neither wants this wedding to happen.
But instead of putting a stop to the crazy nuptials they find themselves at fittings and cake testing. And maybe even…a few dates?
Dizzy is a novel about what happens when two people who are determined not to fall in love, maybe do anyway. Maybe.
Dizzy on Goodreads
I'm so glad I discovered Nyrae Dawn because I pretty much love every contemporary that she has written, ever. Including this one.
Dizzy is a collaboration and I had never heard of the other author before. I will be checking her out now! I heard that Nyrae Dawn wrote the Dylan parts and Jolene Perry wrote the Ziah parts. Both were very well done!
As with all of her books, Dawn's characters are always complex and interesting and they always have issues. Ziah and Dylan both have trust issues, Ziah's thanks to a cheating ex boyfriend and Dylan's thanks to a flighty mom who abandoned him. Their relationship progresses slowly as they both learn to deal with their own personal demons as well as each others.
I also like how Alyssa was dealt with here. Ziah was betrayed when her seemingly perfect boyfriend, James, cheated on her with her best friend Alyssa. I don't want to go in to details about how things turned out, because that would spoil it, but I thought it was handled realistically and I felt really happy with how things ended up between Ziah and her best friend.
Great book, as always! Can't wait to see what Nyrae Dawn writes next!
4 out of 5 stars.
Link to Kala's review on Goodreads: