Blog Tour Stop: Review + Giveaway: Ex-Factor by Elisa Dane

Ex-Factor (Diamond Girls #1)
Author: Elisa Dane
Release Date: April 24, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Source: Ya Bound Book Tours
Review by: Nahomi
Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.
4 stars out of 5 stars

When I saw this book the first thing I thought was, "Look at the pretty cover." After reading the synopsis, it sounded so interesting that I had to read it. This story was a very emotional story full of angst, love and heartache. Once I started reading I was hooked! All of the issues being dealt with in this story really surprised me. There is so much more to this story than what the synopsis leads you to believe.

From chapter Nev's voice is really interesting. As the story goes on there are several times that my heart truly breaks for Nev because of the situation she is going through. Bodie seems like the typical bad boy but he has so much more going on with him. Together they slowly open up to each other, slowly starting to heal the broken they both have.

Ex-Factor has a little bit of everything. The plot was well paced and the message Elisa Dane is putting out there with this story is a really good one. I am really happy that I got the chance to read this story! I am looking forward to the rest of the Diamond Girl series.

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About the Author:
I'm a lover of books (YA & Adult romance), chocolate, reality television, and am a proud mother to three All Star cheerleaders. Woot!

I write Contemporary YA romance with cheerleaders. Yep. I write what I know, and it's my hope that my stories will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but that you'll find a new respect and interest in the sport of Cheerleading you may not have had before.
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Blog Tour hosted by: YA Bound Book Tours


  1. X-Factor has been one of my favorite reads this year. I am currently reading Unbreakable and now I can't put it down either. Elisa Dane is a phenomenal author and has created characters that are so meaningful and enjoyable that you can't help but fall in love with their stories. She doesn't just write stories to entertain, she tells stories that can impact and bring light to topics that are real. This is one of the only series that I've ever read that has made me feel emotions from the first to last page. The only way I can describe this series is by saying it is unforgettable.


  2. Seems pretty realistic & I can relate w/ loss. . .I'm also a sucker for a good angst / romance books. I'm glad to hear that the books has more going on than the synopsis lets on.
    TBR (: !


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