I loved the first book, and, while I realize this is a novella, I can't help but feel very disappointed by it. First of all, the price. I can't believI loved the first book, and, while I realize this is a novella, I can't help but feel very disappointed by it. First of all, the price. I can't believe I paid almost $5 for this, what a waste. Again, I LOVED the first book, but nothing new happened in this one and I would have been just as happy with an epilogue after the first. As much as I love these characters, my advice is to not waste time reading this unless it's free or on sale for .99. ...more
I really need to stop reading books like this, as I get more and more annoyed with them each time. It's the same boring story over and over again.
I fI really need to stop reading books like this, as I get more and more annoyed with them each time. It's the same boring story over and over again.
I found this particular book on an "if you like fifty shades...," list, and while I did like fifty shades, I feel like everything since then is just trying to copy it in some way, shape, or form. There are good copies and bad, and this one is somewhere in the middle.
Bared To You is a far better series overall (compared to both this one and Fifty Shades). Nevertheless, I was able to get through this book, despite the annoying lead, who was my main issue. I'm so sick of these female leads doubting themselves constantly and getting so obsessed with a guy they don't even know. At all. Maybe if there was more dialogue between the two main characters I would have liked them more? Who knows. The book finally started to get decent when Jules showed up (about 85% in), but then fell right back into its normal boring pattern.
The writing didn't help either - it was terrible. "Strange," I thought absently. I couldn't get into its odd flow.
While overall the book was okay (I've read a lot better, and also much worse), I'm not interested enough to continuing the series at this time....more
Seriously, how do all these vicious attacks happen INSIDE the palace, overI'm going to start this review with a comment.
Worst. Palace. Guards. EVER!
Seriously, how do all these vicious attacks happen INSIDE the palace, over and over again, with so many guards!?
Anyway, this book wasn't nearly as good as the first.
For one, holy annoyingness, America!
It's hard to sympathize or feel bad for someone who is deeply pining after two guys and leading them BOTH on. Even Bella wasn't nearly this annoying about it.
While I definitely want to root for Maxon, I felt bad for both of them. It wasn't fair the way she treats either. She is so selfish in this book, especially going after Aspen just because she's mad at Maxon. Not to mention, she "hangs out" with him so soon after her friend gets caught and violently punished for being with a guard!
Then, she has the audacity to get mad at Maxon for dating the other women. She's not exactly taking him up on any of his offers. I thought at one point he was definitely over her. While definitely saddened me, as I love Maxon, I was sick of reading a book about him not being around and with other girls.
However, my biggest complaint falls on America. She was in love with one of the guys depending on the page. In fact, every other sentence it seemed like she loved Maxon, no Aspen, no Maxon.
The worst, though? Nothing happens in this book.
There's not really any new developments that warrant this to be a separate book.
As much as the first book was totally swoon-worthy, this was the exact opposite. There were zero cute moments, and 99% of the time all America did was complain about something.
I'm giving this book two stars because it was such a let down.
However, despite the low rating, it did hold my interest (just because I was seriously waiting for something to happen, or maybe even an "awwww moment"). Unfortunately, that moment never came.
I am still going to read the third installment. Hopefully something good will happen and things will work out for everything in the end. Most of all, I REALLY hope the third book pulls from the first - bring back the interesting, fun, and adorable story this started out as! ...more
If I had to sum up this book in one word it would be comical.
It had its funny moments, but in no way is it a swoon-worthy type book in the least. It'If I had to sum up this book in one word it would be comical.
It had its funny moments, but in no way is it a swoon-worthy type book in the least. It's more like a satire, making fun of women who are desperate, like Lottie - immature, waiting for a proposal, wants nothing but to get married (and is desperate for it), planning out every little annoying detail, analyzing everything, jumping to conclusions, falling in and out of "love" in the blink of an eye, etc.
And then there's her sister, who is equally as ridiculous and immature. Although I did enjoy some of the moments between her and Lorcan. However, unfortunately, those were few and far between.
I mean, who texts their sister (or anyone for that matter) when they are about to do it. Weird. And what sister goes to the length she does to keep her sister from having sex? And what hotel allows that? See, it's all comical. Too comical as it's so unreal.
I would have hated the main character, Lottie, if it wasn't for the mere fact that I saw her for what she stood for - a joke. Her sister grew on me a little, and I felt like with Lorcan's help, he pointed out her wrong-doings and ridiculousness. She realized her problem and changed, thanks to him. They're ere a great match.
There was no change in Lottie as a person, which is why I found her so annoying.
Truth be told, I enjoyed parts of this book, and Lorcan was the only character who kept me interested. However, it's a decent beach read and for that, I give it three stars....more