Welcome to our stop on the Shh! tour for Stacey Nash. This tour is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.
Author: Stacey Nash
Reading Level: New Adult
Released: February 23, 2015
Nineteen-year-old Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t do any such thing — the only thing she does at night is sleep … right?
Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He's pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn't, the perfect life she's worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.
When I got the e-mail to be a part of this tour, I was drawn into the story by the synopsis. I've read some New Adult Contemporaries before but never about this subject matter. Honestly, I didn't even know sexual sleep disorder even existed. Even though the story is about something a little risque to write about, the romantic scenes were done very tastefully.
The one thing I liked about Nash's writing was the characterization. You could really feel the pain and embarrassment Olivia felt throughout the book. Her emotions were written perfectly to where you felt like you were right alongside Olivia. I know the feeling about being pressured by your family and peers to always be the best, and I think Olivia dealt with her issues pretty good. I also loved her love interest, Logan. I think the two were paired nicely and the romantic scenes made me happy for them, but they weren't too revealing to make me blush.
I have to admit that it did take me a little while to get into the book. I really wanted to get to know Olivia as a character more before the "rumor" started. I couldn't feel bad for her at first because I felt like I didn't know her very well. As I kept reading, though, I started to get interested in the story and characters. I gave it a three tree review because I loved the characters, but it took me awhile to really get into the book.