PHASE (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #1)

PHASE                                    MICHELE IRWIN

Living in the shadow of a legend has its drawbacks.

Every aspect of Phoebe Reede’s life has been defined by her father. Caught halfway between being a teen and an adult, she yearns to break free from the weight of expectations surrounding the Reede name. 

Her desire for freedom sends her overseas on her first solo journey. There, she finds herself having an unexpected adventure with an unlikely person. 

How can she learn who she wants to be and what is nothing more than a phase?



MY REVIEW:

     When life gets us down sometimes a break is called for.  For a soon to be eighteen-year-old, most wouldn’t think it was call for.  Phoebe Reede however it most certainly was.  You see for this young Australian girl she’s lived the life of two young women already.
     When she was born, her parents weren’t together.  Being so young her father, 17, couldn’t handle the pressures of being so in love with her mom that he bailed.  Not ever knowing her mom was pregnant let alone with twins.  Unfortunately, Emmanuel, passed but was able to give the gift of lift to Phoebe in the form of his kidney.  When she was four her father appeared back in her life, got off the bottle of alcohol and made a comeback in the racing world.  Taking 3rd place just what he needed to his courage.
     What he needed along with finding and continuing his family growing.  He started his own racing team.  Life was good with four more children later and Phoebe making it up the charts in the racing standings.  When their youngest Nikki falls ill.  Her heart putting more pressure on Phoebe.  School her last year, her racing career, her apprenticeship, taking care of the household, and the kids so her parents could spend the extra time at the hospital was weighing on her.  Actually, becoming too much for her.  Not to mention every time she did go out her dad wouldn’t stop texting and calling her.  She had no peace.
     She finally had it.  She hacked her dad’s computer had his secretary book a flight over to a state nearby and wouldn’t answer his text or calls until she was boarding her flight.  When she landed, her aunt (family friend) picked her up telling her she would have to call her dad and tell him where she was at.  Then she told her that her son was crushing on her.  Great just what she needed more gocking by some horny teen.  She had to do this trip though she was desperate.  Her dad showed up the next morning.  They talked and talked.
     She told him about wanting to go to the U.S. to getaway.  That she needed to find herself.  To know who she was away for the cameras and really him.  He looked sad but she told him that she loved him but everything revolved around his fame.  She needed to see who Phoebe was.  He thought he was being smart and said, “If your mom says okay then you can go.  But with a chaperon.”
     Guess what was he surprised when her mom agreed.  Mom asked why she says here I am always on.  I’m dad’s daughter.  Or I’m only good cause I’m his daughter.  Then there is the media.  He mom got it.  She understood.  She ends up going with her friend Angel a model.  They agree to split up after the week stay at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. 
     After a few weeks, she meets a good ole’ boy Beau and she falls head over hill but she can’t let him know that or even herself.
     I loved the adventure to find herself.  I love her cockiness and her softness she tries so hard not to show anyone.  I love Beau yet all through the book I keep thinking is he too slick or is it me?
     I so want to believe it can work but there is so much working against them number one being her fear.  I couldn’t put this down.  Even though this was a to be continued book it ended in a good place to do it and with enough teeth to make you say Yeah!

     I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by author for an honest review.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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