Review: Havoc by Jamie Shaw

Jun 28, 2017 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Review: Havoc by Jamie ShawHavoc by Jamie Shaw
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by Avon Impulse on February 21, 2017
Pages: 496
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly... don’t upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with.

Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He’s sweet, funny, romantic, talented—and the only guy that’s ever made Hailey’s heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she’ll fight dirty to win.

Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica’s threats and his rock star life—music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans—could tear them apart before they’ve even begun. Hailey isn’t sure she’s the one for him, but Mike’s waited years for a girl like her… and he’ll do anything to prove it.

So What Did I Think Of Havoc by Jamie Shaw?

Story

Compelling Premise
Fame
Music
Rock Stars
Family Drama
Instantly Drawn
Attention Held
High Drama
Intense Depth
High Emotion
Strong Buildup
Belonging
Fitting In

Writing

First Person
Hailey’s POV
Smooth Easy Flow

“DON’T
PULL
AWAY”

Character

Complex
Three Dimensional
Quirky
Multiple Fleshed-Out Characters
Hailey
Relatable
Conflicted
Understanding
Down to Earth
Ended up Rooting for
Mike
Understanding
Nice
Romantic
Passionate
Conflicted
All Around Good Guy
Completely Won Me over

Romance

Forbidden Love
Friends to Lovers
Strong Chemistry
Great Banter
Great Development of Relationship
Blazing Connection
Slow Burn

Hit’s & Misses

Yea, Havoc really got to me in such a great way. I didn’t expect it to win me over as much as it did but from the beginning it had me. The more I read, the more I got really invested in seeing Hailey and Mike get their happily ever after. The story had some of my favorite romantic tropes and I loved really seeing the development of their relationship go from friendship to more. Plus the crazy drama dealing with Hailey’s awful vindictive cousin and their growing feelings that kept building even after the great reveal add such depth and interest to the story. There were questions all the way to the end that kept me very invested and interested at how it all would end. In the end things resolved in a very satisfying way that left me a very happy reader.

“The Fireworks had stopped, but everywhere there are sparks.”

5 Stars