Review ~ Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington

Kill Devil Hills (Kill Devil Hills, #1)Title: Kill Devil Hills
Author: Sarah Darlington
Series: Kill Devil Hills #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 5th 2014

He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.

His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.

Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.

Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control.

Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?
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This is the second book of Sarah’s that I have read and it was another sweet read that I enjoyed. It started out introducing some of the main characters, before being thrown into a situation that had me gasping. I had to keep reading to see what happened and why Georgie did such a thing.

Noah was a character that I liked from the beginning. He is a really great guy and becomes quite protective of Georgie. He checks in on her, but tries to maintain distance, although it is hard because his best friend is Georgie’s sister. He does some sweet things, and has some little alpha male tendencies that had me swooning over him.

Georgie, well she dealt with loss, but not in a healthy way. Her time away from her family helped her grow into a better person. When she returns, she realised her crush on Noah has developed into something more and is unsure whether he is feeling the same way. The more time they spend together, the stronger their feelings became.

I think that Sarah has done a nice job telling Georgie and Noah’s story. She introduced me to some great characters that I liked getting to know. I met a family that sticks together and supports each other through thick and thin. There were plenty of secondary characters that I am looking forward to seeing more of in the next books. The storyline had a deeper message entwined throughout and it was done in a tasteful way. Fantastic job Sarah, I sure am looking forward to coming back to Kill Devil Hills.

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and crazy-active 2-year-old son. She’s a former flight attendant, day-dreamer, traveler, wander, and wannabe photographer. Her debut novel HE BELONGS WITH ME, a standalone, was released March 2014. KILL DEVIL HILLS will be the first book of a three book series. Each novel in this new series will feature a different couple's story. 

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  1. Fantastic review, Naomi. I enjoyed KDH as well but wished for a little 'more' to add depth to the story. I really do hope Sarah continues this story though. I adored all the characters. :)

  2. So many New Adult authors throw the protagonists' family under the bus, so I'm relieved to hear that Sarah Darlington did the complete opposite. The secondary characters seem like they were almost as good as the main ones. Win/win! Happy Friday, Naomi!

  3. I haven't been reading a lot of NA lately but this one has me thinking I might have to start reading more! Love the little teaser!
    Great Review!!!

  4. Being a sweet read along with the theme of friends being so close like family sounds like a great read

  5. Ya'll are trying to kill me with that image. lol. This book seriously does sund good and like something for me.

  6. They were... I'll be looking forward to reading about them too!

  7. Haha! I love the NA genre! It sucks me in!

  8. Well, that is a good thing! I hope you have a chance to read it!

  9. Haha! It very much could be *wink*

  10. I am certainly intrigued by this story and now want to know what happened LOL Thank you for introducing me to another new author and book :)

  11. I just read a review on a US blog for this same book and then I come here and it totally takes me a minute to realize its the same book - different covers. It does sound sweet. Two peeps liking it is a good rec.


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