Publication date: 18th September 2014
Paperback edition: 208 pages
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Even tough girls need saving.
Jude Brooks is bad news. He’s the kind of guy that leaves behind a string of broken hearts and Tatum O’Connor is not about to be one of those girls, despite all of Jude’s advances. They have a past, and Tatum’s determined to make sure they don’t have a future.
Unfortunately for her, “no” isn’t a word in Jude’s vocabulary.
The more she backs away, the more he pushes.
But what if he pushes too far?
Tatum’s hiding a pain that no one sees and holding on to a hurt that may never heal. Letting Jude into her heart could shatter her completely—and what if she opens up to Jude and he can’t handle her baggage?
Love is never easy—especially when the person you’re falling for is the person you blame for the worst event in your life.
Love, heartache, and despair.
That’s the name of the game when you’re Saving Tatum.
Favourite quote: I hadn’t been looking for the one, or anyone for that matter, but love doesn’t wait till you think you’re ready. It comes along when you least expect it and turns your life upside down. It sends you on a journey of epic proportions and changes the course of your life. It completes you.
I was really, really excited when I heard about this book from the author! I then got the opportunity to beta read it, and of course, I said yes! I've beta read a few of this author's other books and couldn't wait to sink my teeth into this one! This book really was amazing! I just loved everything about it! I beta read it over several months, but the author wrote this book super fast, so I was never begging her for more lol! The plot of this book had beautiful moments, sad moments and moments of realisation for the main character! There was so much emotion in it too! My emotions were all over the place too when I was reading it lol! The plot developed at the perfect pace and I was always desperate to read on and see how things were going to progress! I just loved everything about the plot of this book, and I loved that it wasn't straightforward and had some twist and turns! I was hooked by it! The characters were amazing! Tatum was the main female character and she had been through, and then went through, so much in this book! She was such a confused character at the beginning of this book and she was dealing with a lot of family issues! I felt so sorry for her! She became a much stronger character as this book progressed though, which made me really happy! I also loved that Tatum didn't give up on her parents, but that she stood up to them in this book when she needed too! She came a long way in this book! Jude was the love interest of Tatum and he was so freaking hot! Jude was just the sweetest and most persistent guy ever! He though of everything and he was always so sweet and gentle with Tatum! He was also very witty, so some of the things he said made me laugh! Jude had been through a lot as well, which made me heart go out to him! He and Tatum were both kind of broken, but together they made each other whole, which is how I would describe their relationship! I have to admit that I was kinda expecting this book to be written from both Tatum and Jude's point of view, but it was actually only written from Tatum's! This made me a little upset, but I'm hoping the author will reveal a few chapters from Jude's point of views as extras or something like that! I loved that characters from the other books in this series made appearances in this book too! It was amazing to see how their relationships had progressed! The ending of this book was so beautiful! I smiled like an idiot while reading it! I'm really sad that this book is the last book in this series! I've loved this series so much, so I'm sad to see it come to an end! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! I started beta reading it when it didn't have a cover, so I had my own idea about how the cover could possibly look! I have to say that the cover is even better than what I imagined! The models are perfect for the characters of Jude and Tatum and I love everything about the design! Big thank you to Micalea for allowing me to beta read Saving Tatum and to Stephanie's Book Reports for having me on the Blog Tour!
Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.