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May 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Streamline by Jennifer Lane – Review

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Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.

Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter–her father–is in prison for murder.

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.

Streamline by Jennifer Lane

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

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** This book was provided to us by the publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinion **

This book was one disappointment after another.  I’m not talking about the writing or the story, I’m talking about the situations that happen in this book, Streamline.  Just when I thought that something else couldn’t possibly go wrong, a turn of the page brought on another horrible incident.

The main character, Leo Scott, just can’t seem to catch a break.  Suffering from extreme child abuse at home, Leo (as well as the rest of his family) must find strength from within to overcome the difficult and multiple obstacles that keep happening to him.  I can only imagine just how deep he has to search within himself to keep his head above ground.  I found myself continuously shaking my head and wondering how much more Leo can possibly handle.

Although I found this book to be very long, Streamline is such an emotional and gripping read that will leave readers breathless.  Author, Jennifer Lane, has created such a captivating story that I don’t think that anyone who reads Streamline will walk away without holding on to a little piece of this story.  I couldn’t help but be caught up in the lives of all the characters, and read as they live through the pain and burdens they hold deep within.

I loved reading about how the different characters in the book were some sort of anchor for another character.  That without the other, they would drown in their misery.   I loved watching the love between Leo and Audrey grow and expand into something beautiful.  It was so interesting to watch how the child abuse not only affected the immediate family, but also how it touched the lives of everyone else associated with the Scott family.

I thought that I was going to have a hard time understand the lingo used by swimmers when describing the technical actions used by these athletes, or the jargon used by the Navy, but the way Lane incorporated them into the story made it easier to follow along and keep up with what was going on.  I’ve always been aware of how members in the army and navy consider each other as family, but Streamline solidified that fact for me.  It was very touching to see just how far people would go to keep Leo safe.

I also found it very humorous and clever to see the different ways in which Lane can come up with a variety of different meanings of the acronym “CS”, (which initially stands for Commander Scott) such as Cast Iron-Skillet or Constipated Stool-sample.  It provided a lot of much needed humour in darker situations.

If you’re looking for a book that will make you open your eyes wider to those around you, or a read that might possibly change your life, I would recommend you pick up a copy of Streamline today.

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4 Comments

  1. Jennifer Lane
    5/8/2012

    Thank you so much for your review and sorry for torturing my characters so much ha ha. Happy reading.
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  2. Sophia Rose
    5/8/2012

    I think this sounds pretty good and I enjoy thought provoking reading. Thanks for sharing your great review!

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  3. Yep, everything that went wrong does. Crazyyyyy!!
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  4. Cindy
    5/16/2012

    Seems about the only time I really read is on vacation. When I’m home I use what time others read to knit or crochet or update blogs, or read blogs, or comment on blogs, etc.
    Sounds like a good book. Got one here a friend sent me about homelessness. I do plan to find some time to read it..
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