Love And Vandalism by Laurie Boyle CromptonLove And Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Love And Vandalism

byLaurie Boyle Crompton

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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He calls it fate. She calls it blackmail.Rory has a secret: she's the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he'd probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory's sure she's busted. Instead, he makes her a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won't turn her in. It might be coercion, but at least the boy is hot. As they spend more timetogether, Rory worries she made the wrong choice. Hayes has a way of making her want things she shouldn't want and feel emotions she's tried to bury. Rory's going to have to distance herself from Hayes or confront a secret she can't bring herself to face?
When she was 17, LAURIE BOYLE CROMPTON painted her first car hot pink using 40 cans of spray paint. This turned her into an overnight icon in Butler, PA. She now lives near NYC in Queens, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found tromping through the forest. Visit www.lboylecrompton.co...
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Title:Love And VandalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.86 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492636053

ISBN - 13:9781492636052

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Important Love and Vandalism was a good read. It tackled some hard topics which I felt were done realistically. The characters weren't the easiest to like but I genuinely wanted them to find closure and happiness. I really like the way the writing was set up to reveal certain aspects of the story. I knew something was off but we don't grasp what it is right away. The story slowly brings the twists out- that moment of clarity where you realize there are valid reasons as to why the characters were acting out. Their actions and behaviour were justified. Rory was a really prickly character. I didn't like her hot and cold attitude but I think that's exactly what made her relatable. She's far from perfect but she never stops trying to do what she feels is right for her. Her fears kept her emotions at bay and it wasn't until she met Hayes that she starts to really feel. He woke her up as he tried to help her face her problems head on. Hayes blackmailing Rory started off innocently enough. He acted on the pull he felt towards her not realizing she might be a lot more than he could handle at that moment in his life. He was strongly persistently to begin with so I was disappointed when he made some tough decisions. I want to say he was selfish but he had a right to protect and think of himself first. As it turns out he always had Rory's best interests at heart and does end up redeeming himself in her eyes. The setting in Love and Vandalism sounds incredible. The ice cave, waterfall and more sound amazing. Not to mention Rory's artworks! I wish I could see her lions in real life! So many sights and wonders to behold. I don't blame Hayes for wanting a tour guide to show him around. I'd want a tour too! I love the unexpected teamwork in Love and Vandalism. Rory wasn't alone and she knows it by the end. It's good to see she has friends she can count on regardless of their relations. There was also a side couple that was surprisingly cute. I also very much enjoyed the tension between Rory and Hayes. The mutual attraction was palpable every time they were in proximity of each other. I like how things worked out. Love and Vandalism recognized mental health issues and had a very positive portrayal for me. The story's not too heavy and features beautiful artwork and sceneries. Hear the lions roar ;)
Date published: 2017-05-18