“Flawed” indeed...not to mention infuriating, cheesy, choppy, rushed, melodramatic, and nonsensical. I didn’t like the he1 star – Contemporary Romance
“Flawed” indeed...not to mention infuriating, cheesy, choppy, rushed, melodramatic, and nonsensical. I didn’t like the hero or heroine (at all) and felt absolute nothing, zilch, for their contrived, supposedly deep, emotional, powerful, all-consuming connection/love besides frustration. And the big, dark, earth-shattering, soul-destroying “secret” that kept the H/h apart for five years was utterly ridiculous. Needless to say, the “romance” fell very flat and the disjointed storyline and characters just didn’t work for me....more
At least the first book, The Vincent Boys, had Beau as the main hero going for it. I hated Sawyer. He spent the entir2 stars – Contemporary/YA Romance
At least the first book, The Vincent Boys, had Beau as the main hero going for it. I hated Sawyer. He spent the entire book whining about losing (view spoiler)[Ashton to Beau (hide spoiler)], even though he gave them his permission/blessing, and he treated Lana like crap. And Lana annoyed me for being such a foolish, besotted doormat. This was just way too juvenile for me.["br"]>["br"]>...more
This book seems to be one of those that everyone loved but me. Maybe I would’ve enjoyed it more had I read Hopeless2 ½ stars – Contemporary/YA Romance
This book seems to be one of those that everyone loved but me. Maybe I would’ve enjoyed it more had I read Hopeless first? Nevertheless, this version of the story told from Holder’s POV was rather boring and repetitive with too much time spent lamenting and contemplating feelings, thoughts, conversations, secrets, and actions. I wanted things to progress much faster than they did, but at least the latter part of the book was better.
Also, I listened to the audiobook and the male narrator had an annoyingly slow and whiny speaking style that definitely lessened my enjoyment.
This book broke my hea5+ -- Beautiful, heartrending, eye-opening, unique, graceful, soul-stirring, unforgettable -- stars – Contemporary/YA/NA Romance
This book broke my heart, mended it back together, and filled it to bursting with sheer contentment and gratitude. It’s one of the best, most poignant romances I’ve read in quite a while and a definite top favorite of this year. I absolutely loved it! Another memorable, heart-tugging keeper from this gifted author!...more
4-4 – It could’ve been a 5 but I needed more from the Hero – stars – Contemporary Romance
This was an addictive, entertaining, and scorching hot page4-4 ½ – It could’ve been a 5 but I needed more from the Hero – stars – Contemporary Romance
This was an addictive, entertaining, and scorching hot page turner. The push-pull chemistry and enemies-to-lovers interaction between Cain and Alexa was off the charts magnetic and explosive and kept me riveted. But Cain’s repeated highhandedness, hurtful, asshat actions, rejection, and cold-cold-hot-possessive-cold-cold-hot-possessive-cold-cold-hot-possessive-cold-cold routine and Alexa’s exasperating dichotomy between doormat-in-pursuit and spunky, sassy, independent persona ultimately became rather frustrating and tiresome.
Not having enigmatic Cain’s POV hindered the story and lessened my enjoyment because I wanted, no needed, more insight into his thoughts and actions. The ending was satisfying, and I liked finally seeing Cain so (view spoiler)[adoring of Alexa in the epilogue (hide spoiler)]. Even though I didn’t entirely love it and keenly missed having the hero’s perspective, I really enjoyed reading Hero.