Book Review: Deviate by Marley Valentine

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hard. Painful. Tragic.

This is what my life has become – purgatory. Floating in the middle of what could’ve been and what’s never going to happen.

My past dictates my future. Every step forward, guarantees ten steps back. Regret entwined with an addiction to bad decisions, living in the moment, and neglecting the consequences has become a way of life.

Ignoring all the warning signs, I didn’t see him coming. He was supposed to be a distraction, a bit of fun amidst all my chaos. But Elliot Ramzy turned out to be all that, and so much more.

*Deviate is a spin off novel and can be read as a complete standalone. The characters in this book are originally featured in Devastate*

Chick and Brain Rating 3 out of 5

Valentine has done it again. She has the uncanny ability to take her readers on the emotional feels roller coaster along with her characters. Just like in Devastate Valentine grabs your attention from the first word in the book and you are unable to put it down until you are finished.

Deviate focuses on two secondary characters in Devastate, Courtney and Elliot. These two are both just looking for some fun and to scratch and itch for a little while with no strings attached. It’s not to long before these two begin to have feelings for one another. Instead of admitting their attraction to one another they decide to call it quits. However, they are unable two avoid each other. When your two best friend are dating and would love nothing more than to see you happy you can expect there to be meddling. Sometimes you have to deviate from your planned course in order to find your path to true happiness.

I honestly wish I would have read this book before Devastate because I could have had more of a connection with Elliot and Courtney. Valentine wrote an amazing emotional story that tugs at the heart-strings, but for me personally I was unable to connect with it at the same level as I did with Liore and Evie

Marley Valentine is definitely on her way to becoming one of my favorite authors. She is definitely one to keep your eye out for.

*** I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review ****


Until next time,



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