Review: Flirt by ML Sparrow

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The Cover: I really love this cover! I think it’s a strong image and it embodies Riley perfectly. 

Basics: Flirt was released on July 27th 2018 and is 266 pages long. Genre wise Flirt belongs to contemporary romance. 

Description: Flirting never hurt… 
Forced to give up her promising gymnastics career due to a devastating injury, Riley Murphy decides to join her twin sister at St Joseph’s University in Texas. Finding a best friend in her roommate, Chloe, she nonetheless finds herself going off the rails as she indulges in drugs, alcohol and boys. However, playing quickly turns into something she can’t control… Too ashamed to confide in her friends or family, and with a boyfriend who does nothing but feed her addictions, the person she turns to is Cameron Lucas, someone she knew as a child. 

Cam’s loved Riley since he used to go to work with his mama at the Murphy estate, but she was always so far out of his league. Now he’s beginning to realize that he never really knew her in the first place… However, that realization only deepens his feelings. But the question is, how far is he willing to go to help someone who won’t help them self? And can he discover the demons driving her to self-destruct? 
*Contains scenes of drug and alcohol abuse.*

Overall thoughts: Flirt is a book about a college student struggling to find her way; I think it’s super hard when something changes your life forever, especially when you can’t continue what you thought you would do. In this case  Riley Murphy gymnastics career is over, which personally I think is one of the hardest sporting events in history. It takes YEARS to do what men and women when it comes to gymnastics. So learning that you suddenly can’t do it anymore is truly devastating. 

So what does every college student tend to do when their dream suddenly ends? Make bad decisions. I certainly didn’t enjoy that aspect of Flirt, I felt like it was a important component of Riley’s story and I get why it was included, but I really didn’t enjoy reading about it. However to ease that uncomfortableness comes in the form of Riley’s childhood friend Cameron Lucas. Things get interesting to stay the least, especially when suddenly you see someone you grew up with in a different light and immediately things change between them. Things get super interesting once this occurs. 

If you like college romances with angsty drama, Flirt is the read for you. I liked it a lot, however the writing and pace didn’t always hold my attention. But I feel like this issue will improve with each book ML Sparrow continues and I look forward to her future releases. 

My Rating: 4/5 Shells
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Buy Flirt:
***Available in Kindle Unlimited***

About the Author: M L Sparrow is currently the author of several full length novels, three novellas and a slew of short stories published in various anthologies. Her novella, A Tangled Web, was a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards. Another novella, Red Days, was a winner in the Book Excellence Awards, Current Events category.

She will write pretty much anything that pops into her head, no matter the genre, and enjoys keeping her readers guessing as to what she will write next, though you can pretty much guarantee that there will be some degree of romance!

As well as writing, she enjoys travelling and is currently living in Tokyo. Her travels are a constant source of inspiration and she has an endless supply of ideas for future novels…

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