Friday, March 7, 2014

Control You by Jennifer Snyder ~ Review
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Title: Control You
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Book Description:

Kind hearted and naive, Paige Jacobs wants what every girl craves…to be loved. She uses this need to make excuses when her current boyfriend goes from being a tad jealous and slightly overprotective to stalker-ish. She isn’t that girl and Craig isn’t one of those guys. Things are fine. Perfectly fine. Until the moment a dark-haired, tattooed hottie with a snarky mouth walks into her life and tells her she deserves better.

Confident and boldly spoken, Cameron Green has always been the guy bad girls can’t get enough of and all the good girls want to tame. He’s lived a lavish lifestyle filled with drugs, women, and alcohol up until his destructive path finally caught up with him. Now Cameron isn’t sure what to do with himself or how to dampen the longing for something more festering inside of him since coming out of his drug-induced haze. But when he meets a doe-eyed girl who gets past his walls like no other, everything about him clicks into place.

Together the two learn there are emotions that hold within them all the power to control you…

Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Thoughts:

3 stars - A sweet and important story

First Impressions...

That title gave me pause - I'm kinda strong willed and no one controls me.  So I was interested to see this girl that might have stumbled into letting someone control her.  And I really wondered about the guy that convince her to leave the situation.

The Characters...

Craig.  So don't like the guy.  Don't even like the name.  I saw it immediately.  I wanted to shake Paige and tell her to run away from him.  Stalker with a side of scary, so don't like him.

Cameron.  Kept wondering what the heck had Cameron ever done to Craig to make him hate him so much.  Of course Cameron doesn't fit Craig's perfect idea of what's acceptable.  Snubby much?  Everything I saw from Cameron was perfect.  He's caring of his friends.  He's sweet and yummy with Paige.  He helps people.  Yeah, he went through some tough times but he's a good guy in a tatted, swearing kinda way.

Paige.  Just wanted to shake her.  She's a strong girl with some different ideas then her stuck up mother.  I wonder how she came from her parents.  She was way more down to earth.  I really liked her and I didn't like seeing Craig treat her as if she wasn't smart enough to make her own decisions.

Eva.  I really like this girl.  She's Cameron's best friend and one can hope the girl gets her own book.

The Story...

I enjoyed the story.  I figured things out pretty quickly but I liked how it went so it was all good.  I do think the writing felt like a new author.  It could have been a little more polished.

Could I Put It Down...

It wasn't by choice.  I would have read it straight through if I'd had the time.  It's a sweet story and I enjoyed it.

In The End...

This book can stand alone although it is the second in the series.  The ages of the characters make it New Adult but it has a more contemporary feel to me.  The issues are serious but the story is pleasant.  Anyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance with a story that involves a little more than the romance will enjoy this one.


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The first book in this series...

Blaire Hayes enjoys a quiet life, spending her days as a CNA at the local nursing home and nights studying for exams. She prefers things to be as uncomplicated as possible -- but when her friends drag her to a party and she bumps into her high school crush, the path of Blaire’s life veers in an entirely different direction than what she had planned for herself.

Jason Bryant created a nice life away from his hometown, putting distance between himself and the suffocating sadness of his father’s death. But when he finds out his grandfather’s health is deteriorating, he decides he must return home. Partying was not on his agenda while in town, but it’s how he bumps into Blaire Hayes—the girl he’d always thought of in high school as an unobtainable pass.

Together the two learn there are moments in life that hold within them all the power to break you...

(New Adult: Contains sexual situations, language, mature themes, and alcohol usage.)

About the author:

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Control You as part of the tour! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Cameron so much. He was the best to write.

  2. This does sound like a very sweet read, and I love those tattooed guys. Great review

  3. Sounds like a great read! Would love the chance to read it.Thanks!

  4. Looks like a sweet series! I look forward to reading it! Thanks!

  5. Sounds like a great book! I love that you had trouble putting it down. These types of books always intrigue me:)

  6. "Stalker with a side of scary." <--- you nailed Craig. I hated him! And I really liked Eva too. That girl needs a story.
    Great review, Pal!

  7. I'm looking forward to catching up with this series.

  8. Cameron sounds great! Looking forward to meeting him :)