This was pretty good. My first Jennifer O'Connell book and I have to say I like her writing. The premise was really interesting. But after finishing t...moreThis was pretty good. My first Jennifer O'Connell book and I have to say I like her writing. The premise was really interesting. But after finishing the book, I really would have thought Emily, when she wanted to stop being a nice girl, would actually cop an attitude or something. It wasn't really the case. It was sometimes a struggle for her to not be the nice girl.
I liked the book idea in the story. It was interesting. Reading the random rules at the beginning of chapters was a great touch. It gave us an insight into what the girls were writing. I don't know how I really felt about Emily's friends wanting her to date Luke and dump him to get back at him. I kept cringing when she was falling more and more for him and I wasn't sure there was a way out since her friend was wanting to get back together with him in the end.
Luke wasn't the bad guy, like I thought he was going to be. I was going in the book thinking he would be a player or something. Not the case. More of a case of a boy who doesn't want a high maintenance gal. I didn't find him jerkish, just practical.
Overall, I liked the story. It was pretty good. It was told in a great narrative that has a Mean Girls feel to it, minus the Regina George. Definitely worth the read.(less)
I quickly lost myself in this story. I really felt for Jaden when her life started to play out. Everyone expected her to be one way and when she slowl...moreI quickly lost myself in this story. I really felt for Jaden when her life started to play out. Everyone expected her to be one way and when she slowly started to change, it seemed like those most important to her didn't like what they were seeing. But I agree with her brother, I liked the change, I liked to see Jaden really start to live life.
I wasn't so sure about the romance at first. It took me about half way through to really get behind it and then the little twist at the end cinched it for me. I don't know why, I'm not sure if I would have liked it in another book, but for this one, it fit and felt right. I was so happy for Jaden at the end, seeing her happy when things just didn't seem to go right for her for part of the book.
I'm glad I gave this a try. When I first saw the cover, I skipped over this one. Yeah, I know, I know. You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I did and I'm glad I gave it a look and decided to get it anyway. It's not that I hated the cover, when looking for a YA Romance, this hadn't popped out at me as one.(less)
I've blown through the first two of this series pretty fast and I am very happy with the outcome and story of book 3. This book breaks up the series s...moreI've blown through the first two of this series pretty fast and I am very happy with the outcome and story of book 3. This book breaks up the series structure nicely so that it doesn't get that repetitive feel to it. The only pattern I see so far, is the journey the hero and heroine take. If that's all that seems to stay the same for this series, I'd say this will end up being on my favorites list.
This takes place in Idaho. Far from the busy streets of Seattle. Rob Sutter is now a has been hockey player, cut short in his career. When I first started reading this book, I had the idea I might not like Rob so much. But as his story unfolded I really started to feel for him and he started to win me over. I loved Kate. After her rocky departure from Vegas, I found her relationship with her grandfather very endearing. It made for a great story.
I'm really liking the progression of this series. It's definitely addicting. While I have plenty of other books I have bought that are new and shiny (the first three were picked up at a used book store), I've put the others in this series ahead of my current read list. I can't wait to see what is in store for the other hockey players.(less)
Generally, I liked this. But it was really hard for me to get through. Harrison spent so much of the book world building that I think it took away fro...moreGenerally, I liked this. But it was really hard for me to get through. Harrison spent so much of the book world building that I think it took away from the characters and the story. But it was good enough that I want to check out the second book, as I've heard from several people that this the typical first book for a series, the next is much better.
I'm not sure what to make of Trent, but I'm excited to see him in the next book, if he shows up, and see what all that stuff was about. Lots of twists and turns that kept it entertaining.(less)