October 23, 2014

Book Review: Surviving Us by Erin Noelle

I first read Erin’s Book Boyfriend series after a friend of mine won the first book in the series at an author event we went to.  After I read it, I immediately bought the second and gobbled it up in under a day.  Then I had to wait for the third book and then the novella to come out, but I eagerly waited for them wanting to know Scarlett, Ash, and Mason’s stories and how this wonderful series would end. I think this was the first book series where I wasn’t rooting for the man who was supposed to be her soul mate and that is so not like me; I love my soul mates and true romances so I applaud Erin for making me change how I read books now. She’s had a few other books come out that I haven’t had a chance to read, but I will definitely be finding the time to read her Dusk Til Dawn and Luminous series.

Surviving Us starts with Bristol Criswell, who will be a sophomore in college as she sets off on her first plane ride and trip out of the country to a survivors retreat in St. Lucia for the next two weeks.  For the last twelve years, she has mourned the death of her parents and the rest of the people who died when a tornado hit her neighborhood.

She meets Davis McKay a six foot three, dark haired, whiskey eyed, dimpled, and self-proclaimed dick at the airport.  They run into trouble when they land and he helps get them both to the Enduring Life retreat where they are staying.  Once they get there, he tells her she should stay away from him, that he’s no good for her.

After hearing his name at check-in, Bristol immediately knows why Davis is at the retreat.  Two years ago, he was a star quarterback who was planning on going to OU, the college that Bristol goes to, but on the way back from a trip with his two friends and girlfriend, a month after signing to attend OU, he is the sole survivor of a plane crash.

This book is a great read and Erin has you quickly engrossed in their story.  There were points in this story were I was trying to read this as fast as possible.  My heart was racing and my fingers were urgently wanting to tap the screen for the next page.  I couldn’t put this book down and read it in under a day.  I laughed, cried, and fell in love with Bristol and Davis.

“No matter how great the story is, it’s always about the happy ending.”

The only bad thing I have to say about this book is that I thought the ending came about too quickly and the epilogue was too short, but I think that about the epilogues in the majority of books I read. This one was pretty short and I wanted more of Davis and Bristol’s story.  I highly recommend reading this book and the other books of Erin’s if you haven’t read them yet.


** I was provided an arc for a fair and honest review.**


Rating: 5 Stars

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