I mostly enjoyed reading this but I do have some issues with this book. I don't want to tear it down because I did have fun with it, but there was a lI mostly enjoyed reading this but I do have some issues with this book. I don't want to tear it down because I did have fun with it, but there was a lot lacking.
First of all, I feel like Owen had a real backstory instead of most guys in these kind of books. He really had reasons, instead of being a jerk to everybody just because it's the cool thing to do.
Second, I didn't like Kensi as much, I think she has absolutely zero personality or much going on in her head besides Owen. It's like when Bella first sees Edward. All she ever does from that moment on is lust after him. About 99% of the things she says or does has something to do with Owen.
(view spoiler)[When Kensi and her mom found out about the cheating I expected more drama around the subject but the author didn't do much with it. (it would take up precious Owen/Kensi time of course, who cares about a divorce and an affair with a (possible) minor?) After the dad makes few attemps to 'fix it' (= boss his daughter around, telling his wife and daughter it's their own fault he cheated,...) he doesn't get much screen time and of course, in the last few pages the mom turns around completely and happily files for divorce. Things just work ouf, yay! <3 <3
Another thing that bothered me was that Kensi had 2 best friends who she missed like crazy in the first chapters. It's obvious why she didn't call one of them, but what about the other? Doesn't she feel the need to talk or wants to know what her other BFF, who she's known for years, had to say? Kensi didn't even give her mother (who had to be going through a lot) the attention she needed 'cause she already had her hands full with the hot guy living across the street. Priorities! (hide spoiler)]
This could have been a bit better if the focus shifted to Kensi and her problems a few times instead of just her walking around thinking Owen loves me, Owen loves me not, I love the piano, I hate the piano, I hate my dad, I hate my dad more, Owen, Owen, Owen, Owen, Ooooooooo-wen.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
And now suddenly the sparkling in the sun thing isn't the gayest thing about Twilight anymore. Now we have Beaufort. Wtf did I just read? (I'll be honAnd now suddenly the sparkling in the sun thing isn't the gayest thing about Twilight anymore. Now we have Beaufort. Wtf did I just read? (I'll be honest, I skipped parts). You know, I would have been just fine with Midnight Sun but nooooo, instead we got this....more
I enjoyed some parts of this book, but most of it was pretty predictable and King kept on switching from some kind of dominant animal who was constantI enjoyed some parts of this book, but most of it was pretty predictable and King kept on switching from some kind of dominant animal who was constantly trying to mark his 'property' in various ways and barking orders around, to a lovesick puppy who kept crawling around after Doe, trying to get her to love him.
I have no idea where the sudden bond she had with Preppy came from. They were BFF's after only a very short period of time, and the scene where King suddenly tries to push Doe away for god know what reason really annoyed me.
She forgives everything he does, even what he does at the end because she understands and she knows him -rolls eyes-
I'm not saying this is a bad book, but honestly it didn't do much for me. At least I didn't get frustrated enough to rate it only one star. If a dominant male, a female with zero backbone, guys with muscles, tattoos and a lot of swearing are your thing then this is the book for you....more
I just don't think this book was necessary. I know loving someone isn't always enough but Tate has been hurt so many times by Jared I lost count.
EvenI just don't think this book was necessary. I know loving someone isn't always enough but Tate has been hurt so many times by Jared I lost count.
Even after everything that happened, it took her all of two seconds to jump his bones again and I know she still loved him, but come on. She's supposed to be this grown woman who doesn't take any crap from nobody but after just one text message she's all hot and bothered and things only go downhill from there.
Jared's reasons for doing what he does are just as selfish as they were in Bully (just because) and respecting him (and those so-called reasons) just got harder and harder.
I'm glad I read this so I can finally put these characters behind me but I'm not going to miss them....more
Not exactly my favorite in this series. This was a lot 'heavier' than the previous ones and I had no trouble finishing it but it's probably because INot exactly my favorite in this series. This was a lot 'heavier' than the previous ones and I had no trouble finishing it but it's probably because I know all of the characters.
The ending was too rushed, and it felt like it was thrown in because the book was coming to an end and WOOPS we almost forgot about that thing. All the times the characters talked about it, it was Jax who changed the subject as fast as he could, so for me it didn't feel like the story was building up to that anti climax. And then when it did happen it was dismissed just as fast as it came.
Also, I never understood Jax and his so-called reasons for avoiding the subject because it would put his precious Juliet in A LOT of potential danger. He was offered a solution many times but he never took it. I know why, but still... Why risk it? (view spoiler)[ And why the hell did his dad rush to get to him, 5 minutes after he got out of prison? I know he's a psycho, but come on, you've been in prison for years so why the hell would you barge into your son's life like that, demanding money? Also, how did he know Jax is a computer wiz? Who told him? (hide spoiler)]
I'm going to start reading the next one soon, but I'm not looking forward to knowing what will happen to Tate and Jared. Please be good...["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I wasn't really blown away by this, but that's probably my own fault. Bully and Until You pretty much go by the same structure: Boy meets girl, they bI wasn't really blown away by this, but that's probably my own fault. Bully and Until You pretty much go by the same structure: Boy meets girl, they become extremely close, something happens, a lot of misunderstandings follow, enter angst and misplaced hatred, they meet again, and suddenly it's all throbbing male parts and wet panties.
I'm not saying this was a bad book, but I'm just not in the mood anymore for the same thing all over again. I'm holding off reading the next one and the one after that because of that reason and a bad rating based on the fact I'm just bored isn't fair at all....more
I loved this just as much as Tate's book and the fact that this isn't a retelling but a decent story from a whole other point of view with new informaI loved this just as much as Tate's book and the fact that this isn't a retelling but a decent story from a whole other point of view with new information about things I already (partly) knew made it so good. I can't wait to find out more in the next book!...more
I enjoyed this but I was already halfway in when I really started to like it. I think it was because of all the bogus reasons why Emily had to stay. TI enjoyed this but I was already halfway in when I really started to like it. I think it was because of all the bogus reasons why Emily had to stay. They seemed pretty empty to me, at first, but that changed.
Also, I'm a biker myself but I'm not into the whole MC-guy thing, but it was nice to read a story where the club was always present, but not suffocating the characters constantly. Usually guys like that are portrayed as jerks by default, who can't say two words without being a dick, but this was different.
Not the best book I've ever read but it wasn't bad either considering I read this in less than 24 hours.
I don't have much to say about it to be honestNot the best book I've ever read but it wasn't bad either considering I read this in less than 24 hours.
I don't have much to say about it to be honest. The story was enjoyable, but the relationship between the two main characters went from strangers to soulmates in less than a few hours (they don't see each other much during the first weeks but still, the connection is made) and to me, that kind of love always seems a bit too far-fetched.
I absolutely hated Trey and his mother and how they both treated Auburn was downright disgusting. I just keep wondering why Trey waited to long to make his move in Auburn because it was obvious he already had feelings for her when Adam was still alive....more
Can't say this book wasn't a bit frustrating at times and I really don't think Jared's reasons are actually reasons, but I did enjoy it. It took a lonCan't say this book wasn't a bit frustrating at times and I really don't think Jared's reasons are actually reasons, but I did enjoy it. It took a long while before anything happened between them, and she was a bit trigger happy to forgive the SOB, but I can relate to the fact that they have a history together and that still meant something to both of them....more
1. There will be spoilers in this review, but I honestly don't know how to review this without them. If you don't want to know who LaylaTwo warnings:
1. There will be spoilers in this review, but I honestly don't know how to review this without them. If you don't want to know who Layla ends up with, then I'd suggest you stop reading this now.
2. I'm probably slapping a lot of fans in the face because of how popular a certain character is and how much I loathe him right now but I'm sorry, I can't help but feel this way.
I can't believe I'm giving a JLA book only one star, but I'm just so disappointed. There is only one thing I liked and that was when the Grim Reaper was telling Layla she was acting like a spoiled brat who accomplished nothing, when everything she has is just being thrown into her lap while she sits there, being the biggest Mary Sue since Bella. (I'm not pretty, I'm not hot, stop telling me I'm gorgeous!)
Of course, the fact that she chose Roth had a lot to do with me disliking the book, but the fact that I had to sit there and read her telling Zayne it had always been Roth was just too much for me to handle. What a load of crap.
If that was true, she should have already known the moment she started leading Zayne on in the second book. As a reader, I'm supposed to live inside Layla's head and know everything that's going on with her, yet there was happening absolutely nothing to make me feel like Zayne was just somebody she loved but wasn't in love with. She spent most of her life crushing on him like a friggin' schoolgirl and now she's suddenly sure of her feelings for Roth?
Also, she was constantly in complete awe because of everthing Roth did. The way he talks, how his naked back looks, the color of his eyes, his words, how he wipes his butt, everything. She gasped so much every time he looked at her I'm surprised she didn't die of an asthma attack.
The sex was, of course, so OMGAMAZING because Roth just HAD to be a viking in the sack. Her first time was so magical you'd think it was written by a virgin. I kept waiting for the Disney birds to fly into the bedroom the morning after while they all burst into song about Roth giant pierced penis.
Roth is supposed to be a badass demon, the Prince even, but he just turned into more and more of a lovesick douchebag who only lived and breathed so he could be with Layla. I'm all for sweet and sappy romance, but if felt like I was choking on a bag of candy.
Her powers increased while she was doing nothing to deserve them and of course, she saves the day ALL BY HERSELF, cause that's how she rolls these days. By the end of this book she's SO powerful she can even take on Wardens and everything else in sight. She even had the nerve to threaten the Devil herself. Really Layla? Really??
I can't believe how much this book has let me down and I've been looking forward to it for ages. I loved the first two so much and if I'm honest, it was so obvious she was going to choose Roth but did they all have to turn into such idiots? Every time she leaves Roth alone for a few minutes he gets possessive and overprotective and there is nothing sexy about how much he needs the air she breathes.
Zayne is almost nowhere to be seen in this story, and of course, at the end they agree to remain friends because she will always love him but she has no sexy feelings anymore when she sees him, there is only Roth.
I'll be honest, I wish I'd never read this....more