**spoiler alert** Can someone explain to me why Enzo would tell Martinelli that he LOVES HIM after Martinelli kidnapped his younger brother (the broth**spoiler alert** Can someone explain to me why Enzo would tell Martinelli that he LOVES HIM after Martinelli kidnapped his younger brother (the brother he is waaaaaaaay over-protective of!) and kept him as a SEX SLAVE for SEVERAL YEARS and BEAT HIM and BROKE HIS BONES and essentially turned him into a VEGETABLE? I'm sorry, but no. That would not have happened....more
It's my own fault. I expected way too much. There's nothing wrong with the book, but what threw me off personally is how similar the writing style isIt's my own fault. I expected way too much. There's nothing wrong with the book, but what threw me off personally is how similar the writing style is to my own, and for some reason I kept feeling like I was reading something I had written. I'm not saying it's exactly the same or anything, but it had a similar feel. So if you're anyone other than me, you most likely won't have this problem and will enjoy the book.
My one problem was I felt like Ryan was simply one thing: the person who took things from Travis and broke them. I am aware he's a secondary character, but I couldn't take him seriously when he was so...one-dimensional. It's like that trait was all he was, and it was so distracting for me. As for the dad, he was so...all I saw was the cliche sports dad with a stick up his butt.
However, since these people are side characters, it can be overlooked. I didn't feel the same adoration toward Harper that everyone else did, but then I'm never a huge fan of female characters in general, so what do I know? She was pleasant, kind, but I didn't fall in love with her. Which is cool, because Travis did, and she's good for him.
I liked the regular-old-guy feel Travis had, but that being said, he didn't stand out. It's not that he wasn't tangible or real to me, but he's not likely to haunt me for years. That sounds like a negative, but since this is contemporary YA, this is actually not a bad thing, because real people aren't necessarily the quirkiest, most interesting beings ever, so it is more realistic this way. I suppose.
So, nothing wrong with the story, just not my personal cup of tea. (Which is crazy 'cause I would totally write this book)......more
This is one of the most unique romances I've ever read. Totally gruesome and eerie and I should NOT have read it at night, that's for sure. I was so sThis is one of the most unique romances I've ever read. Totally gruesome and eerie and I should NOT have read it at night, that's for sure. I was so shocked by who the killer was, I actually gasped aloud--but that may be because I purposely didn't try to determine the killer. I have to admit I don't like the age difference thing in romances. Eighteen and twenty-eight just...isn't my thing. I managed to overlook this, though, because Phoenix was such a unique, interesting character. That said, I didn't like him at all, and he treated Daniel like crap. Of course, he has reason, and it only makes sense, but he just generally creeps me out with the way he manipulates poor Daniel. I'm glad Daniel at least stood up for himself, though, and didn't let Phoenix get away with his bad behavior.
The one star is off because of the ending. It was SO abrupt and annoying and I hate this type of ending. One second we're in the middle of the action, the next it's BAM over. There's a tiny little wrap-up at the end that's just...pathetic....more
I love this book! From the very first page I was reeled in. I just love this type of storyline. One half of the couple believes the other half to be aI love this book! From the very first page I was reeled in. I just love this type of storyline. One half of the couple believes the other half to be a heartless asshole, and then he/she learns that that's the opposite.
I've read some people who think Alec is weak, but I disagree wholeheartedly. I didn't find him at all weak. I found him strong. He had a hard life, and after his dad died, he was still a kid and got taaken advantage of by his asshole of an agent. When Jordan came into his life, he learned to stand up for himself more, which was great to see.
I just love Alec. He's so unbelievably adorable and I just wanted to grab him in hug! Jordan was a great match for him, despite the age difference, and I love how Jordan's personality changed when he was with Alec.
There were also great supporting characters, like Jordan's sister, Bec, and the reporter, Taylor. It was great to read about a reporter that was actually a really good person.
I will admit this book went on too long and became a little too sickeningly sweet....more
This is a sweet book with a lot of great side characters. I love Jamie. If you're in the mood for a good cry, try this one out. You get to experienceThis is a sweet book with a lot of great side characters. I love Jamie. If you're in the mood for a good cry, try this one out. You get to experience what it's like to be homeless. Oh, lord.
So, we've got our couple, David and John. I didn't like John at all at first, but he grew on me eventually. At the end, though, he still wasn't on my favorite's list. I love David and just wanted to pull him into an eternal hug and tell him everything would be all right.
The characters felt real to me, and I was able to get lost in the story, which is always the sign of a good book. There were some points that got a little boring, a little repetitive, and not much at all happens, but it's a nice, sort of...comfy story...I don't know why I think so, since it's quite a tear-jerker, but since most of it is based in a small, cozy bookstore, it seemed that way to me.