Flip Trick, an all-new standalone bad-boy romance by Amo Jones is NOW AVAILABLE!!
I did something I had never done before.
I had a one-night stand.
Then in true me fashion, I left my phone at his house during my desperate venture to escape.
I tried hard to ignore the texts sent to my best friend’s phone…
Amethyst: Sup, these selfies are cute as shit, but your lips looked better wrapped around my…
I did NOT text him back.
I DID vow to never speak of him, or that night again…
I’m Amethyst Lily Tatum, and up until this point, I’d managed to maintain a fairly low-key life. I’m what you would call a socially unacceptable hot mess. Instead of partying, I’m skating, flipping ollie’s over guys who loved to underestimate me. Then I started college, met a wild girl who I would soon call my best-friend, had my first drunk one-night stand, left my phone at his house, and then, when I finally managed to meet my mom’s new boyfriend, I found out that my one-night stand, was now my new stepbrother.
*this is a standalone novel*
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After I read the synopsis of Flip Trick and talked with my blogger friend about Amo Jones’ writing, I knew I needed to introduce myself to Jones’ storytelling and the jacked up but amazing characters she creates. But even though I was forewarned that Jones’ stories take readers on an emotional rollercoaster EVERY. SINGLE. TIME, I still was not prepared for what the plot twists and the angst would do to my emotional state; for the duration of Maddox and Ame’s story, my stomach was in knots and my whole body was tightly wound and that never changed, even at the end when the story was brought to an amenable resolution.
I don’t think I can truly capture just how jacked up Flip Trick’s storyline is without giving away content, so I’m just going to discuss the characters and the plot in a general sense, offering insights into my experience reading the book and how my mind and my heart were both tortured and ecstatic due to the chaotic complexity of this story.
The first thing I need to make clear is that I loved Amo Jones’ writing; it’s easy to see how much of herself she puts in every word she crafts and that the trials and tribulations her characters face are what they need to endure in order to grow as people and in order to understand that life is difficult and the choices they make affect more people than just themselves. I can only imagine how strung out Jones was at the conclusion of Flip Trick due to the back and forth between Amethyst and Maddox and the way they directed their stories to be told. It was exhausting reading about all the ups and downs and highs and lows that these two faced throughout the course of their sometimes dysfunctional and highly emotional relationship, so to have them inside her head demanding that honest perspectives be used, no matter how gritty, fucked up, or unfair they may seem had to be beyond draining.
But while I can handle the presentation of characters’ raw and real circumstances, what I find difficult is when part of their journey feels too predictable and/or the reasons behind certain actions aren’t fully or clearly explained. Now, not all readers will feel the same way that I do when it comes to Ame and Maddox’s story; I’m sure some will not suspect anything as they read the first part of the book, but early on, I inferred what the conflict would be and the fallout that would occur due to those circumstances and I wished it would have gone in a different direction.
Now don’t get me wrong, there were aspects of the story I never saw coming and I could have never predicted just how long it would take for Ame and Maddox to find their way back to each other because they kept getting hit with obstacles that seemed insurmountable, but it took me a bit to get over the fact that I had called the main conflict early on because it just didn’t sit well with me given the connection that Ame and Maddox were supposed to have and how easily they seemed to let it go.
Despite my issue with some aspects of the plot line, though, I clearly saw what all of the other characters saw when it came to Ame and Maddox and their pull to each other. It’s rare to have that kind of connection from an early age, especially when a shitload of situations occur that push them in opposite directions for quite some time, but their bond was always there…just beneath the surface, waiting for the right time for it to make itself known and hopefully remain out in the open, even if things went awry again.
I had quite the girl crush on Amethyst throughout the duration of the story; I love that she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her and that she remains true to herself. She’s a rare beauty and that’s clearly illustrated, even when she’s a hot mess due to circumstances out of her control. And, now that I look back on my adoration for her, it may be part of the reason I hated that the plot went the way that it did and caused her heartbreak.
Maddox Stone is definitely an enigma, and his fighting name ‘DESTROYER’ is quite fitting for the various complications that occur throughout the storyline. There was never a time that I detested Maddox, even though he made it quite difficult not to in certain parts of the plot. He felt that he always had a reason for his actions and for the most part, he did, but watching Ame suffer due to some of his decisions made me want to destroy him.
Flip Trick definitely provokes a wide range of emotions. I was exhausted when I finished the book, and I didn’t know if I wanted to breakdown or rage despite a satisfactory ending simply because I couldn’t calm down after everything that went down and what I witnessed the characters go through. There’s some seriously jacked up stuff that goes down and as a reader, I couldn’t help but feel just as much of a hot mess as the characters themselves because of how Amo Jones made me feel a part of the group who watched everything between Ame and Maddox go down and what they individually had to cope with when things were on a constant cycle of good and bad.
Amo Jones’ book are on my radar now, so I will be checking out the other ones that are on my Kindle, but I’ll have to space them up because it’s more than clear that I will be emotionally drained at the end of each one.
4.5 Poison Apples
About Amo Jones
Amo Jones is a small country girl totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic. She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & partner at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.
New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.
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