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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Breenna to Book Page. Preview — Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt. What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guy And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance. What she got was a whole lot of romance, What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guy What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once.
The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus. Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies She has to make a choice.
Steven Peterson Recommended Age: Paperbackpages. Published September 28th by CreateSpace first published September 6th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Double Clutchplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 14, Wendy Darling rated it really liked it Shelves: Gosh, this book is so freaking cute, I can’t even stand it.
We all can use a little romance now and then, but not many contemporary YA love stories stand out as anything particularly memorable, which is why I normally prefer to see them cloaked among werewolves and angels and other such distractions.
Brenna Blixen doesn’t need supernatural beings to keep our attention, however. This smart and focused heroine has plenty of drama in her life, what with starting all over again at her school after be Gosh, this book is so freaking cute, I can’t even stand it. This smart and focused heroine has plenty of drama in her life, what with starting all over again at her school after being abroad for a year.
She’s also attracted to two very different boys: Both boys pursue Brenna with enjoyable focus, and as things heat up in the two different relationships, she discovers that everyone’s hiding secrets I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, but it quickly became one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Love triangles are rarely well-done, but it’s easy to see why Brenna likes both boys in different ways–and why they like her, too.
She’s smart-mouthed but kind, responsible but spontaneous, and just seems like an all-around nice girl who’d be fun to hang out with. I liked that even though the story is very much centered on the romance, Brenna has a balanced life and cares about things other than just boys. Her parents and friends are great, she thinks about school and about her future, and she doesn’t allow herself to be walked all over.
I love that Brenna goes on blessedly normal dates, sneaks her boyfriend into her room, and tries to be a good person in handling her attraction to these guys without being a boring old goody-goody. One of the things debut author Liz Reinhardt deserves big credit for is that this is probably the most explicit and realistic depictions of teen sexuality I’ve ever read.
And the characters actually talk about sex, which is fantastic. The two boys are also mouth-wateringly adorable. They’re both seriously cute, Saxon with his careless demeanor and how he’s attuned to Brenna’s personality, and Jake with his sweet uncertainty and absolute devotion.
Neither boy is even close to perfect, though, which makes for some uncomfortable moments and history, but also some fairly realistic ones, including some wince-inducing bluntness from Saxon in particular. I liked that, aside from a number of hot and heavy make-out scenes, there is also unexpected depth and emotion in this story. These characters are layered and feel very real; this book pushed a number of buttons for me, since it makes me terribly sad to hear about kids who don’t have enough to eat, as well as incredibly angry when I hear of anyone being mocked for their lack of education or intelligence.
If there’s any room for improvement, I’d say that Brenna might be a little too adult sometimes in her thinking and her actions, even blkxen I really enjoyed not wanting to smack the heroine for a change. Jake’s past is also perhaps explained away a little too simplistically, and there are a lot of references to films that might be considered a bit dated when they’re all taken together.
None of this really bothered me all that much, however, as the narrative voice is so fresh and funny and thoroughly winning. It just worked for me as a YA romance in a way that few others have ever done.
The sequel, Junk Mileswasn’t quite as successful for me, but this first installment was one that I really enjoyed.
The next time you’re in the mood to wriggle your toes over some brena dates or swoon over some cute guys, consider giving Double Clutch a try! I think most fans of contemporary YA romance will fall in love with it in a big way. That’s right, this is a self-published bliexn, and aside from a couple of minor typos, it’s actually more polished than many traditionally published books on the market. Although I do support indie authors, I rarely brennx to indie review requests these days since I receive so many.
What caught my attention about Liz’s note, however, was her warm and personalized approach, her reference of the Oxford comma in her author profile, and my sneaking suspicion that Brenna’s name was a nod to the writer Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen. I was right about that reference, and I was right to give this book a chance.
I hope that if you’re a romance lover, you will, too. This review also appears in The Midnight Garden. A review copy was provided by the author.
View all 76 comments. I was entranced by the natural feel of the dialogue and the realistic ease of the characters’ interactions. I certainly had a hard time putting this book down. I absolutely love Brenna and felt she was the perfect portrayal of a teenaged girl in high school. She’s smart, strong, and has a refreshingly healthy relationship with her mother. She’s mature, but to a believable extent that I feel a lot of YA books tend to lack.
She has self-respect and shows concern for her grades, but becomes conflicted when she meets two amazing boys on the very same day Saxon is your typical bad-boy: He’s bad news, but there’s some definite sweetness beneath his rough persona. Jake is gorgeous, kind-hearted, caring, and protective without being possessive.
He’s incredibly vulnerable and is also hiding a mysterious past. These two heroes could not be more different, but they’re both vying for the attention of Brenna.
Reinhardt really knows how to paint a picture with words; those little flirty, nervous, uncertain-what-the-other-is-thinking moments transported me back to my teen years and made me giddy. The level of steam definitely turns this into a mature read with generous descriptions that provided endless ear-to-ear grins!
This story presents the ultimate brena triangle without taking the betrayal and lies to an unforgivable level.
It’s executed gracefully, and although hlixen purpose forms the plot, it also poses a question: When deciding on love, is the obvious, sensible, least threatening choice always the right one? Although Brenna does choose one boy over the other in this story, the author leaves her option for the other intriguingly open. I cannot wait to see how this triangle develops in the books ahead!
Two boys struggle for the love of one girl. View all 52 comments. Nov 08, Abbi Glines rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love Jake and Saxon. There must be another book on the way because this story is sooo not over. Okay here is my review… sort of… I won’t go into details since other reviewers have but this book was fabulous. I bought it and thought I’d read a little here and there while I brena writing breaks but that didn’t happen.
I ended up getting so sucked in I spent the day reading Double Clutch. They both have the “bad boy” thing going for them, they both are incredibly hot and they both want the same girl. I can’t wait for the next one. You must read it!
View all 4 comments. Apr 04, Colleen Hoover rated it it was amazing. I’m gonna get me some of that. I hope beyond hope that the author of this book will write me into a scene with him. I love me some bad boy. Blixe for the book, it was so good I am immediately starting on the next one.
Loved the dialogue, the pacing, the honesty. The characters were so real.
Slow Twitch (A Brenna Blixen Novel) : Liz Reinhardt :
Loved the relationship between Brenna and her mother. Can’t wait to read Junk Miles. Nov 24, Reynje rated it it was ok Shelves: Each person brings to their reading experience something personal and unique, and leaves with a slightly different interpretation.
Add to this individual tastes and preferences, and the field of opinion gets fascinatingly broad.