Friday, 5 April 2013

Review: Against the Wall

Against The Wall (Against The Wall #1)
Title: Against the Wall (Against the Wall #1)
Author: Julie Prestsater
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis: Shelly Gelson had it all...a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend, Mel, working by her side and engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel's friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He's gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel's idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there then just a simple rebound. Is it a way to fill a void left by Chase, or is there more smoldering between these two friends? Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven't met the teachers at Carver High.


"I want a man who loves me enough to nail me against the wall."
I never expected this book to be so sweet when I planned to read this. I was first in doubt whether I’ll like the setting of the story. I have nothing against teachers, but I really don’t like to imagine the drama about their love and sex life. It had enough scenes that made it quite clear that they are indeed teaching high school but it didn’t suffocate it and made it all about it, which was very good. It was really and enjoyable to read. 

The characters were very likable and very well-written. I loved that I hated Chase’s character. I actually appreciated that he managed to make me hate him. Shelley and Mel’s tandem was also superb. I think every girl needs a friendship like theirs. Also, let’s not forget Matt. He’s unbelievably sweet and understanding. The only thing I wish he had was flaw. I know he’s not flawless at all, but he seems goddamn perfect. 

I can’t wait to read Mel and Ty’s, and Summer and Dean’s story. Mel and Ty’s chemistry in Against the Wall is undeniable. And a part of me is quite happy that Summer is not with Chase. I wonder why but I hope it wasn’t that messy and Chase didn’t use his arsehole-ness in this. I think once is enough.