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Monday, 19 May 2014

ARC Review: Opposing Sides- C.M. Doporto

Title: Opposing Sides
Author: C.M. Doporto
Pages: 195
Format: eARC
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Meet college quarterback, Raven Davenport: 
He’s the star quarterback who can’t seem to get his life straight. With a chance of landing a pro-football contract, he struggles to leave behind a lifestyle that can destroy his dreams and impact his legacy forever. When failing grades send him to the writing lab for tutoring he’s unaware that the innocent and proper, Lexi Thompson, is just what he needs to get his life back together.

Meet sheltered and desperate for love, Lexi Thompson: 
She's the daughter of helicopter parents who have sheltered her and kept her under lock and key. The English major finds herself engaged to be married to Collin Norris, her twin brother’s friend and baseball team mate. Collin’s sweet, polite, and damn hot but it’s the lack of spark in their relationship that has her thinking twice before she says "I Do". When she meets bad boy Raven Davenport, taking that leap of faith proves to be harder than she thought. Will she give in to inner desires of experiencing life or agree to her parent’s request to become Mrs. Norris in hope of finding love? 
Meet good boy, Collin Norris:
He’s the son of a preacher who goes to extreme measures to please his father. Baseball and college are his first priority along with maintaining his promise of celibacy until he says “I Do” to his sweet and precious fianc√©, Lexi Thompson. But when Lexi demands more of his attention and her sexual advances become unbearable, he shuts down and avoids her. Will his lack of experience jeopardize his relationship, and will he be able to balance the demands of his soon-to-be-wife along with pursuing his dreams of being in the major leagues?
Faith, betrayal, abandonment, love, and heartache surround these college students as they learn the ups and down of being an adult.
Ages : 18+ for adult content and sexual situations
Review: I received this book free rom the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a short story that packed a punch. It had a variety of topics as well as inspirational underlying messages. This wasn't your ordinary love story... well it really isn't even a love story. It's more about love versus connivence. 
The main character was showing growth right from the get go, and also that with growth comes struggle and later acceptance. Lexi is a strong character to go against her parents, and others to do what was right and stop possible future complications. Not many people would be strong enough to do that.
I'm so mad that it ended the way it did. Hello? Right in the middle of a turning point. GAH!! I had to message the author when I finished to force information from her ahha. Anyone looking for a short, fun NA novel, I would recommend this one to you.

About this author

CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot, and several fish.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. She briefly worked in the area of Public Relations and Advertising and then pursued a career in the field of Human Resources. CM considers herself a life-long learner and returned to school and earned her Master of Art’s Degree in Organizational Development from Dallas Baptist University.

She writes Young Adult and New Adult Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way. Visit her heroine blog at:http://cmdoporto.com

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