Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 2014
Okay, FAST. - Basically you have Robin who has a thing for Kent (the boy next door). Good News!
Kent likes her back. Problem - Robin is a shy timid pain in the ass who needs a wake up call. Hmm, Kent needs a way to fix this. AHA - A plan!
Make Robin jealous with the popular and oh-so slutty, Ashley. How can that plan fail? Well, for starters Robin is not the only one jealous by Kent and Ashley's new-found friendship.
Enter the hot younger brother, Patrick. By the end you have one very happy couple and one not so happy couple. Yikes!
I love Patrick!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to start a review off that way, but Fast by Ryan Ringbloom is by far one of the most relatable books I’ve read in a while. I haven’t loved characters this much in way too long. First, I adore Ringbloom’s writing style. The book is split into two parts. In the first part we get the story from Robin and Ashley’s point of view and the second part is told from Kent and Patrick’s point of view.
I really liked that we got to see what the girls were thinking and how they were feeling. It was nice to see that even while they feign certain things to other people in the book, the reader always knows what’s going through their head. Plus it was awesome to see how they changed and grew over the course of the book. It was perfection.
While I loved all four main characters in the book, I’ve got to say that my heart went out most to Ashley. I think at one point or another everyone feels like they aren’t enough or feel unloved and damaged even. Everything that happens in this book just goes to show you how even people who think they’re broken beyond repair just need someone who can encourage and believe in them.
I also really loved Patrick and his and Kent’s family. Seriously, there is so much I love about this book that it’s sick. The interactions between the characters give me so much joy especially the bickering and the snarking and yelling and just everything. I literally want to draw pink fluffy hearts around this story.
Oh, and there is a wonderfully adorable twist I didn’t see coming that starts in the second part of the book and words cannot even describe how much I love the twist. Basically I love the whole thing. Great plot, well written and relatable characters. There isn’t much more I can ask for in a book. I’m heading off to start the second book in this series and I desperately hope we’ll see some character from the first book in the next. I highly recommend this book to any and every one.
Read and love it as much as I do!
Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it.
When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.