Slow Twitch (Brenna Blixen #3)
by Liz Reinhardt
Published March 29, 2012
Summer scatters three friends, ties them back together, and makes them question who they have been and who they want to be in the future.
Brenna expected to soak up the knowledge of great Irish writers at her summer workshop in Dublin. But there are some things even the best books can’t teach you, and a passionate new friend and an old familiar full of surprises challenge Brenna to follow her heart. By the time she’s back in the States, she can’t wait to throw herself back into Jake’s arms and tell him exactly what he means to her.
She puts the brakes on that plan when it becomes clear that Jake may not be ready to shoulder any more. He visits his family’s palatial home in the mountains of New York, and is exposed to all the possibilities a life surrounded by his pampered relatives and washed in money would hold for him. But is it possible to accept so much and not change who you are? Jake has to face the reality that changing sometimes means losing things…but how much is he willing to put on the line?
Saxon has been thrust into a life of drudgery and indentured service he never dreamed of after a brush with the law puts him on family-enforced probation. Who would have thought Sussex County’s resident bad-ass layabout would fall head-over-heels in love with a girl, an elderly aunt, and a shot at a whole new life. The problem is, he’s a Maclean to his marrow, and it’s in his blood to be a selfish screw-up. Isn’t it?
Brenna, Jake, and Saxon spend one summer growing up, working things out, and doing their best to weather the changes that get thrown their way. But can the love and friendships of one amazing summer last through the ups and downs of the coming years?
Slow Twitch is book number three in the Brenna Blixen series. Book one is Double Clutch, and book two is Junk Miles. All books in this series are YA Mature. Slow Twitch contains sex, drug references, alcohol consumption, and swearing. It is intended for mature or older readers.
Ok, now I hope everyone took special note above that this is book three in the Brenna Blixen series. If you have not read Double Clutch or Junk Miles then stop where you are and get to reading!
I had the honor of being one of the beta readers for Ms. Reinhardt on this book. I have to admit that this was probably my favorite of the three! I do not say that just because this is the last book either. For those who are familiar with the story……I had kind of a love-dislike (I don’t like the word hate!) relationship with all three characters. There was a lot of drama, angst, and hurt feelings but also a fair share of body tingles! I think that my favorite parts of Slow Twitch are simply the growing and changing that happens with Brenna, Jake. and Saxon. I know that may sound cheesy but once you read all of the books you will understand where I am coming from.
You will still receive your fair share of snarky humor from Saxon, the struggles of Brenna’s heart, and last but not least , Jake. What more can I say about Jake? In my sole opinion, Jake to me has been the one to weather the storm so well. You may not agree with me that’s why I say this is just my opinion. In the end though, I was very happy with the way it concluded!
Ok…..so I wanted to share one of my favorite little Saxon moments! This is quoted directly from the Slow Twitch:
“I put them all on and watched her while I laced up. Some of the enormous wall she had put up was slowly crumbling down. I wanted to see her smile. I wanted to see her naked. I looked at her and grinned, and I got my first wish. She obviously had no idea what perverted things I was thinking“.