Swell

Swell Review

When Christian Rusch plucks Beck Ionesco from the freshman ranks for himself, she’s tempted with parties, popularity, and love. But as the free-flowing booze that soaks his world seeps into her own, Beck begins using liquid courage as a way to ignore Christian’s dark moods… and cover her anxiety about his flirtatious friend Hillman.

However, when Christian breaks up with Beck, and Hillman makes a dangerous move, no amount of alcohol can stop the pain or keep her out of trouble. And just when it seems like she’s lost everything, Beck is partnered with Jesse Leary for an art project. After spending time with him, Beck realizes it’s more than a study date… and Christian’s not happy about it. Then again, Beck’s not sure she’s happy with him, either.

But only after plowing through a bottle of wine, a wild fight, and one guardrail that becomes Christian’s last call, does Beck admit to her problem and ask for help from the one whose life secretly parallels her own.

Title:Swell
Edition Language:English

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  • I enjoy contemporaries for many reasons, one of them being the emotional output that you get from them, another is the rawness of their subjects. Swell, both emotional and raw, is a truly great read a...

  • 3.5 stars.Swell turned out to a much darker gritty contemporary than I expected. Just looking at the gorgeous cover, the use of bright colours, gorgeous title and of course Jake Gyllenhaal lookalike m...

  • Enter for a chance to win Swell HERE. For anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you that contemporary really isn’t my preferred genre. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of contemporary novel...

  • I cannot express how mad I am after reading this book. When I read I usually go through so many emotions but with Swell I had one emotion and that was furry! Julie Rieman Duck has written a book that ...

  • Rebecca lies helpless, unable to move and stop the boy hovering over her from groping her breasts. Her head is buzzing, and her limbs are limp. How did she get here? She just had a few drinks. The des...

  • After reading, and thoroughly enjoying Julie's The Joy and Torture of Joshua James, I was quick to jump on the opportunity to take part in the tour for her latest full length novel, Swell. Once again ...

  • 3.5/5Visit SIK Book Reviews for a chance to win a copy of this book, plus seven others!!This novel is very much an emotional rollercoaster that takes the reader through Beck's struggle with fitting in...

  • Swell is an emotional rollercoaster as we ride with Rebecca on her downworld spiral to alcoholism. We watch as she alienates those who cares about her just to get into the 'in crowd' and Christians ar...

  • Swell is a story which I can tell had a lot of emotion and thought put into it. I dove into this novel expecting a light and easy contemporary romance, but this book gave me so much more. Julie has sp...

  • This book absolutely, positively tested my comfort level in reading. I don’t normally read contemporary novels and when I do, it’s usually from the young adult section. I have this thing about “...