Push by Claire Wallis Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway!

pushTitle: Push

Author: Claire Wallis
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Format: eBook
Publication Date: May 1, 2014 

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Author/Xpresso Book Tours


I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape her abusive stepfather. It’s why she moved far away from home. It’s why she’s kept no ties with her remaining family. And it’s why she’s got a major rage problem. When her neighbor shows up to fix the kitchen in her new apartment, his enigmatic charm calms the fire in her. David is cool and collected, and he makes Emma feel safe for the first time ever. But David has his own chilling past—his six previous girlfriends have all disappeared without a trace. Emma’s walking a dangerous line, but David’s pull is intoxicating. And impossible to resist…




Holy Shit. So this book was NOTHING like I expected. It was supposed to be New Adult, well lemme tell you it didn’t feel like a New Adult type book. It was dark, gritty, and left me completely hanging at the end. It had more of a Gone Girl thriller feel to it, than the heavy romance I think of when I think of New Adult. That being said, I loved this book.

I know that I’m not supposed to really like or want David to be happy. He’s absolutely a terrible person, but he has the capacity for kindness and gentleness. He had one fucked up childhood. I mean, the things that poor kid went through, I don’t know that I can really blame his need for absolute control. There was absolutely nobody who showed him right vs wrong. His mother was soooo selfish it just broke my heart, and his dad just didn’t care which is almost worse.

Emma was different because she was strong. Yes, she was kind of a skank when she was younger, but she had a dad and mom who loved her. Granted her dad died and her mom just went off the deep end, but still she at least had good years up until she was 6. Although I was thrilled when Michael died, absolutely thrilled. He deserved it, and I was with Emma 100%. No sorrow from this reader! I only wish that Ricky and Evan could have both gotten their heads bashed in. I felt a little sorry for the boys because Michael DID twist them, but in the end they still made their choices. They were terrible brothers.

This book just made me anxious, and I so badly wanted to know what was going on with David, and eventually we do get our answers. I have to hand it to Claire Wallis, because this book is 100% a mind fuck, but it also is 100% amazing. I really can’t praise this book enough. In fact, I was left so stunned by the ending I immediately went out and spent the $2.99 for the sequel, Pull. So yeah, 5 out of 5 holy-shit-what-did-I-just-read stars.





**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


Claire Wallis has penned hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles over the last ten years, with science playing the lead role in almost all of them. Though non-fiction writing will forever be her first love, fiction has unexpectedly swooped in, hooked her by the soul, and become her true love. As a result of this coup d’état, Claire’s writing career has made a complete U-turn, and instead of rocks, plants, insects, and microbes, she is now putting human characters in the lead.Claire’s previous jobs include working at a limestone quarry, hawking vegetables at a farmer’s market, clerking at the dollar store, and convincing new mothers that they need to renew their subscription to that parenting magazine in order for their child to survive. She lives in Pennsylvania with her amazingly awesome husband and son.

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