What a stupid book! It doesn't deserve a real review. I can't belive I payed money for that! Bad story, bad characters, and an even worse performer (IWhat a stupid book! It doesn't deserve a real review. I can't belive I payed money for that! Bad story, bad characters, and an even worse performer (I listened to the audiobook). ...more
The Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. ThereforeThe Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. Therefore, I started reading the sequel Never Too Far right afterwards.
The Story After her mother's death, 19-year-old Blaire has nothing and no one left in her life. She asks her father for help. He tells her she could come to Florida to life with him and his new wife. But when she arrives at the address he gave her, she is told that he has left for Paris with his wife. The only one home is her gorgeous and insanely rich stepbrother, Rush, she didn't even know about. Not knowing her either Rush sends Blaire away, but makes up his mind in time to stop her from leaving. He lets her stay in his house for month so she can find a job and a place for herself. Due to her stunning beauty, Blaire is able to immediately get a job at the local country club. Being attracted to each other, Rush - being the son of a rock star and a man-whore - tells her to stay away from him for her own good though, which, of course, she doesn't/can't... But he keeps things from her that he shouldn't...
The Characters I always have problems with female protagonists. They're mostly dumb and stupid. Blaire is pretty likable (view spoiler)[, although she also is a virgin who gets devirginized by a promiscuous man - booooring!!! (hide spoiler)] and naive at same time. That always gets on my nerves. Rush is very hot, of course. Also very jealous... I liked him, though. Beth is a cool friend, and I adored Woods.
The Style The simple writing style isn't the best, really. Typos and lots of repetitions. The book is written only from Blaire's PO_V, which will change in the sequel.
Conclusion Books 1 and 2 should be read together. End of book 1 was a little suprising, which was nice. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
The Book In General OMG, this was like torture - and I don't mean in a good way... It's a really bad book! Obviously, it was a lot like Beautiful DisasteThe Book In General OMG, this was like torture - and I don't mean in a good way... It's a really bad book! Obviously, it was a lot like Beautiful Disaster. Apparently, Cameron liked that one very much because her story and characters were so, so similar to Jamie McGuire's. It's another one of those "virgin-meets-bad-boy".
The Story So, Taylor lives in a dorm with three roommates. One of those cancelled on them last minute and the housing department sends someone new - a guy called Hunter. He's got tattoos all over his body and he goes for what he wants, which is now Taylor. No need to say that she is freaking out (although I didn't get why because it's a co-ed dorm - so she should have at least thought it possible for housing to move a guy into their appartment) because they also have to share a room. Hunter immediately notices her discomfort towards him and suggests a (really stupid) bet (that doesn't even make a little sense). If she can proof to him until the end of semester that she either hates or loves him, he is going to move out.
The Characters I hated Taylor from the bottom of my heart. No need to elaborate... Hunter was okay, I guess. But again, he was way too similar to McGuire's Travis.
Conclusion So many things that didn't add up. They simply didn't make any sense. This book was a waste of time. But I guess one has to read a really bad book once in a while to be able to appreciate the good ones even more......more
The Book in General I liked Easy by Tammara Webber, but, in my opinion, it is still overrated. The rating is way too high. It was better than most of tThe Book in General I liked Easy by Tammara Webber, but, in my opinion, it is still overrated. The rating is way too high. It was better than most of the very similar stuff I read last year (Beautiful Disaster, My Favorite Mistake), but the whole topic of girl meeting a really hot guy who is so head over heels for her that she can hardly believe her luck felt kind of old and stale. Even so, the book featured some new things, for which I was very grateful...
The Story The story is about college student Jacqueline who was recently dumped by her ex-boyfriend. Still miserable about the break-up, one night after a party she goes to her car all by herself, only to be suprised by one of her ex's friends. He almost succeeds in raping her, but she gets unexpectedly saved by a guy. After that night, she literally meets him everywhere: in class, in Starbucks, in a club... Jacqueline almost immediately feels attrackted to him, and her friends pressure her to use Lucas as a rebound to get over her ex-boyfriend. At the same time, she gets help from a tutor named Landon with catching up with one of her classes. Due to being a tutor herself, unfortunately she can't attend his tutoring sessions, and they only correspond via email. That way, they hit it off right away as well... Finding herself in some kind of love four-angle (Lucas, Landon, and ex Kennedy), Jacqueline still has to battle with her fear of rapist Buck.
The Characters I liked Jacqueline better than most of the female characters of other books, but I still didn't love her. Thank God, she wasn't a total prude and virgin either (I couldn't have taken one more of those novels!). I also think that her sudden realization that Kennedy is a jerk was not convincing and even a little illogical. Lucas is an okay character. He's hot and smart, of course. Every woman wants him - boring! His many secrets were suprising for a change, though.
(view spoiler)[They not once say "I love you" - wow!!! I thought it was really mean in a way when Jacqueline compared Kennedy and Lucas so much - the make-outs, the sex ect. and that Kennedy was apparently so bad at it... Why didn't Lucas/Landon text or email after that first make-out session? (hide spoiler)]
Conclusion It was an okay read. But it is definitely not worth the 4.33 rating!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This is an awful, awful book! Soooo bad! I only started to read it because, after reading Thoughtless, I saw there was another one. I was intrigued. IThis is an awful, awful book! Soooo bad! I only started to read it because, after reading Thoughtless, I saw there was another one. I was intrigued. I wanted to know if the story really could get any worse and what the author might have in store for us... I shouldn't have bothered. Waste of time, waste of money. Bad story and even worse characters. I couldn't even finish it!...more
The Book in General Thoughtless was as rollercoaster-ride-ish as they come. And I really don't mean in a good way. God, so many emotions with guilt beiThe Book in General Thoughtless was as rollercoaster-ride-ish as they come. And I really don't mean in a good way. God, so many emotions with guilt being the predominant one but also much love, passion, regret. Is it possible to like and dislike a book at the same time? I guess it is... Oh, and the novel is really long!
The Story Kiera leaves everything behind to be able to stay with her boyfriend Denny. She leaves her family and she needs to transfer to another university. As long as she's with Denny, she is happy, though. Arriving in Seattle, they move in with Denny's childhood friend Kellan. Kellan is a super hot and super sexy local rock star. Kiera hits it off with Kellan right away. When Denny has to go to Tucson indefinitely for his job (his new internship was the reason they had to move at all) Kiera and Kellan become very close friends. One night, Kiera calls Denny and he tells her that he was offered a real job in the office in Tucson and that he took it. Upset about Denny's decision and the fact that he didn't even ask for her opinion when she moved across the country for him, she breaks up with him over the phone. To repress her feelings about the break-up she starts getting drunk with Kellan - and ends up sleeping with him... On the next day Denny remorsefully shows up again. Kiera wants everything to be back to normal. But her night with Kellan changed everything...
The Characters I so couldn't relate to Kiera. I hated her decisions, her being so very prude, her breaking both boys' hearts. I hated her during a big part of the novel.
Kellan, on the other hand, I loved! And who wouldn't? That doesn't mean he did everything right. But in the light of Kiera's actions I understood his behavior.
I don't really have an opinion about Denny. I want to say I didn't like him much, but that's not true. A lot of what happened wasn't his fault. And as a matter of fact, he didn't even appear that often in the novel.
What I really loved I loved that Stephens wrote actual song texts that Kellan would sing in the book. They were really great.
Conclusion I guess if you like stupid heroines and cheating on other people, this book is for you!...more
The Book in General Hearts in Darkness is a really nice but unfortunately pretty short read. I liked it, though. I'd read a few reviews before I actualThe Book in General Hearts in Darkness is a really nice but unfortunately pretty short read. I liked it, though. I'd read a few reviews before I actually bought and read it myself, and those reviews were very promising. I definitely wasn't disappointed.
The Story Accountant Makenna and paramedic Caden meet in an elevator. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. Until, suddenly, the elevator stops and darkness envelops them... Too bad, neither of them got a good look of the other when they entered the elevator. To kill time and to try to ease their nerves, they start asking each other questions. That way, they get to know each other pretty well within only a few hours - and they realize they have a lot in common. If they only knew what the other looked like... Unlike Makenna, Caden at least got a little more than a glimpse of her. The only part he didn't see was her face. But Makenna only saw a Caden's tattooed hand when she stumbled into the elevator. They couldn't look more different - Makenna, the ever sophisticated accountant in a suit, and dangerously looking Caden with all his tattooes and piercings. But when you can't depend on your eyesight, you might find that looks can actually be deceiving...
I've never read anything like this before and I want to say that I loved the idea of two people, so different on the outside, connecting when they can't see each other because they are so alike.
The Characters I must say that really liked them both. I was especially intrigued by Caden. Probably, no one would ever think that such a dangerous and brave looking person had a very touching history and to deal with overwhelming fears. It was also interesting to see those two characters struggling with their self-confidence and constantly doubting to meet the other one's expectations in terms of looks.
Conclusion Since it's a very short book you cannot make a mistake by buying it. You're finished reading before you know it. And it's worth it!
The Book in General Her Perfect Revenge was a nice read and exciting read. I liked it. It wasn't nearly the best book I've ever read, but it was okay.The Book in General Her Perfect Revenge was a nice read and exciting read. I liked it. It wasn't nearly the best book I've ever read, but it was okay. It was a little long, though, and the pace was slow at times.
About the Story The story begins with nerdy, 14-year-old Christina Matteo being target of a mean, humiliating prank, which was played on her by pretty billionaire son, Bill Havenwood. Bill was constantly drunk and high (even at that age) and didn't give a shit about anyone, certainly not Christina, who had a secret crush on him. The consequences of that prank were that Christina's parents sent her to boarding school for all four years of high school. From that moment on, she hated Bill and never forgave him for what he did. 16 years later, a now beautiful Christina spots Bill Havenwood - even more handsome than in high school - getting out of his Ferrari in front of his father's office building when she is taking pictures of some demonstrators. She is shocked to see him, but immidiately makes plans to finally take revenge on him. She's determined to get dirt on him and expose him. One day, she follows his car and accidently rear-ends his Ferrari. Since she can't pay for the damage, Bill - who doesn't recognize her - blackmails her into pretending to be his fiancée for one month for his father, for he threatened to cut Bill off. Christina reluctantly consents because she realizes she use the sudden nearness to her advantage. What both Christina and Bill don't know is that William, Bill's father, saw through their plan the moment Bill told him about his engagement. And now he tries to push them to an actual marriage to see how far the two would go...
The idea of the story is pretty cute. It's nice Chick-Lit. But I didn't understand a few decisions of Mara (view spoiler)[e.g. I didn't get whole thing about Christina's pregnancy. Why did she make her get pregnant in the first place when Bill never found out? Why did Mara make her lose the baby again? She could have made a nicer story with Christina never getting pregnant or never losing the baby. (hide spoiler)].
The Characters I didn't exactly like Christina. In my opinion, she took her revenge plan way too seriously. What Bill did to her in high school didn't compare to what she did to him years later. (view spoiler)[She completely destroyed his life. Of course, in the course of time she regrets her decisions, but it took her a long time to see that Bill had completely changed. (hide spoiler)] I also hated when she repeatedly ignored her friends advices.
Bill, on the other hand, I liked pretty much. Already the first time they met at the accident, he showed that he'd changed. Okay, he tried to blackmail her, but only to help other people. I thought he was a real, swoon-worthy, drop-dead-gorgeous gentleman.
The other characters were pretty cool, too, except Stephie, the bitch.
The Writing Style What I really didn't like about the writing style was the constant change of POV. It was always the third-person-POV, but one moment, it featured Christina's thoughts and feelings, and the next someone else's. It didn't change chapterwise, but sometimes even sentencewise. That was so very confusing. I didn't like it at all.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
The Book in General Sophie & Carter is so much different from anything I've read before. And I mean in a good way. It's a very touching, sensitive,The Book in General Sophie & Carter is so much different from anything I've read before. And I mean in a good way. It's a very touching, sensitive, short novel (only 117 pages) with great characters.
About the Story and the Characters Sophie and Carter are two teenagers, who are best friends and happen to be neighbors. They both have had a crappy life. Sophie has to take care of her three younger siblings while her drug-addicted prostitute of a mother hasn't shown up for months. And Carter has do deal with his crazy mother, who became mentally ill after years of beatings by his father. His own body shows more than enough signs of that violence as well. Both protagonists are so very strong and independent and mature for their age. It's admirable. But the only reason they don't lose it is because they have each other. They both depend on each other. And over the course of the book, they realize how much they love each other.
What I Didn't Like The book is written in my favorite POV - the first person POV of both Sophie and Carter. But I didn't like that the text of Sophie's chapters is completely in italic letters. It's not very convenient to read a long italic text. Every typographer would tell you that. And since the chapters' titles are either "Sophie" or "Carter" it is clear anyway whose POV you're reading right then. There is no need to make it even clearer. And, of course, the book could have been a little longer.
Conclusion If you're looking for something different once in a while, Sophie & Carter is the right choice. It's not your usual YA Romance. It's more ... fragile. It's something precious....more
Alright, let's see. This was definitely a very ... hot read. In my opinion, it was a little too much and it started too early on in the book. But wellAlright, let's see. This was definitely a very ... hot read. In my opinion, it was a little too much and it started too early on in the book. But well, I'm not complaining that much.^^
The story was too shallow for my taste. And I don't know what it is, but almost every book I've read in the last two or so weeks (The Vincent Boys, Cross My Heart, Perfect Chemistry) featured female protagonists who pretended to be the good girl (for society or their parents or whatever) and then a wicked guy comes along and they slowly get sick of their own act and begin acting "like their real, normally supressed self" because the guy brings it out in them. It's the same here.
Candace (god, the name sucks big-time!) is the pretty little princess locked away in the tower by her parents and along comes the dark and dangerous (in this case also heavily tattooed and pierced) hot prince, Brian, who was, before he met her, a man-whore but now wants only her and realizes he can't live without her. But as much as she wants him, her family gives her a hard time and she isn't sure about jeopardizing her relationship with her family for him anymore...
I felt the story wasn't developed enough. The plot was expandable at the least. Half of the time, I didn't even get Candace's issues. I still don't know what her real problem was...
And there were a few scenes I didn't like very much. (view spoiler)[e.g. Candace starting a relationship with her cousin's ex (I mean really?); her cousin being totally okay with it; Brian smiling inwardly when thinking about giving muliple orgasms to said cousin in his office - I'd be ashamed of myself! (hide spoiler)]
It wasn't exactly a bad book, but Lynn could have been a little more creative... ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I'm kind of into football, and I love a strong heroine! Jordan's just a great character! I adored the storI give 4.5 stars.
I really did enjoy this book.
I'm kind of into football, and I love a strong heroine! Jordan's just a great character! I adored the storyline and the big surprise in the middle of the book (view spoiler)[(aka Henry being the real male protagonist of the book. I loved that! I loved him. There were hints, but I never thought it'd end like this. And it made me so happy. I was Team Henry from the beginning. And now, it doesn't surprise me because obviously, that was the author's intention. (hide spoiler)].
There were a few things I didn't like. (view spoiler)[e.g. that Jordan slept with Ty so early after just a few days, or that Jordan wasn't really mad at Henry for rejecting her before one of the games but is pissed she does the same few days later (in her place, I would have been furious at him!), and I didn't really get why Henry didn't talk to Jordan) (hide spoiler)]
But, yeah, I loved the book and it's characters. The storyline is so creative: the love-triangle, her friendship with those big guys, the relationship with her father, the pursuing of her dream... And I find myself wishing for a sequel. I'd love to see how things work out in college.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I've never been this mad and frustrated reading a book. This was torture! I thought they'd never gonna be together. Why didn't thMisunderstandings much?
I've never been this mad and frustrated reading a book. This was torture! I thought they'd never gonna be together. Why didn't they TALK for once instead of assuming all the time?! I got so mad! Did Dell really have to drag the story on for over 6 years? Of course, the ending made up a bit for the previous craziness, but that wasn't nearly enough.
I was really disappointed with Her Best Friend's Brother. Could have been better....more
Anna and the French Kiss was a really sweet and funny read. I liked it very much.
I have to say that I find the rating a little highThe Book in General
Anna and the French Kiss was a really sweet and funny read. I liked it very much.
I have to say that I find the rating a little high, though. It didn't make my personal "favorites"-shelf. But it's still a very good book and YA Contemporary Romance at it's finest.
About the Story
Anna's life got turned upside down when she learned that her parants were going to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year of High School. She doesn't speak French. She doesn't want to leave her best friend Bridgette and her family behind. And on top of all, she doesn't know what would become of her maybe-relationship with her crush, Toph.
Arriving at the School of America in Paris, it doesn't take long for Anna to make new friends. One of them is Étienne St. Clair. Naturally, the gorgeous Brit is the school crush, and not even Anna is immune from his charm and exceptionally good looks. The catch? St. Clair has been dating Ellie, a former student at SOAP who is now attending a college in Paris, for over a year. And although Anna and St. Clair grow closer and closer over the course of time, it doesn't seem that that's about to change...
It's actually a great story, kissing and heartbreak included. So, don't get me wrong, but I always get so frustrated with stories like these. So many misunderstandings that sometimes you just want to bang your head against the wall and scream at the top of your lungs.
I know it would be boring if the protagonists get together right away, but this dragging out the inevitable still sucks.
I know people are going crazy about St. Clair.
But I must say I really didn't like him THAT much. I think his character is a little overrated. Of course, he is a beautiful and charming kind of guy. Swoon-worthy. Husband-material.
Maybe it's because I'm drawn to bad boys, particularly in books, and that's not what he was. But it's not only that. It's the decisions he made that, in my opinion, were wrong and confusing and that I didn't understand [spoilers removed].
Anna, on the other hand, I loved. Perkins did such a great job at creating her character. She is so funny and witty. I want more female protagonists like her.
I could completely relate to her. Apart from a few minor decisions she made, I could completely identify with her and never thought she did anything wrong. Mostly, I would have done the same things [spoilers removed].
I loved the funny writing style of Perkins. Funny books are the best! I found myself laughing out loud a few times. I'd probably enjoy her other books as well.
Everyone who is a sucker for good Chick Lit should definitely read this! You won't be disappointed....more
Okay, so I was pretty disappointed when I finished this book. Not creative enough (totally reminded me of Nevermore), too predictable, too stereotypicaOkay, so I was pretty disappointed when I finished this book. Not creative enough (totally reminded me of Nevermore), too predictable, too stereotypical, too ... silly sometimes.
I don't liked it that much.
And it started so very promising! Did I ever tell about that feeling I get on the first few pages of an awesome book? No? Well, I do get that feeling sometimes, but not as often as I would like. Well, I had that feeling with Cross My Heart. Unfortunately, it couldn't keep it up. Never happened before. Now, don't get me wrong. It is NOT a bad book. It just isn't a very good one, either. I don't know why it has such a good overall rating.
(view spoiler)[Okay, I admit that fact that Parker was a cop is pretty awesome and kind of sexy. BUT I had already guessed it... And before that I thought he might be sick beyond recovery. (hide spoiler)]
The characters were, uh, I don't know... I didn't exactly like Jaden. She was too perfect, too ... I don't know... unreal maybe. And her being at mad him in the end I didn't quite get, either. And Parker was so not a bad boy. He didn't have the certain vibe. He was too nice her from the beginning. No real bad boy is nice to you from the beginning.
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This was a nice little read I really enjoyed. There should be more books out there with a page number like The Vincent Boys.
Beau is such a hot charactThis was a nice little read I really enjoyed. There should be more books out there with a page number like The Vincent Boys.
Beau is such a hot character. I adored him and wanted to get sucked into the book so that I could be with him instead of Ashton^^.
The story itself was predictable but nice. I was even surprised a few times. (view spoiler)[For example, I would have never expected the huge (adultish) make out scene. I've never read anything like it. Usually, YA authors try to keep the sex at a minimum, which is sensible. But since I've been out of my teens for a few years now, I have to admit that I liked it. (hide spoiler)]
The characters, well, let's say Glines played it safe: the nice girl who is dating the Golden Boy but ultimately falls for the Bad Boy. Like I said: predictable. I guess Ashton's character wasn't that believable with the premarital sex and such, for she's a pastor's daughter. And I don't know what to think about her 180° changing for Sawyer. No one should do that for anybody, no matter how much one loves the other.
(view spoiler)[I've just noticed that this is a series and that there's gonna be another book soon starring Sawyer and Lana. I don't think I'm gonna read that one, though. I liked Ashton and Beau best and am not interest in reading about those two boring characters. I know I might be wrong about it. But still. (hide spoiler)]
What I noticed about the writung style is that it's the first time that I read a story which keeps switching between different first person POV's. Since I prefer that POV, I've always wanted to read a book like this but never found one. I figured that most authors might thinks it's confusing for the reader. So, thanks, Abbi Glines, for finally making my wish come true!
What really sucked was the punctuation! In case you haven't realized yet, I'd like to mention that I'm not a native speaker of English. But it bothered me so much because it disrupted the flow of reading. I don't know what it sometimes is with these kindle edition. Often, they're edited so badly. Is the hardcopy the same? Because I have never read a paperback or hardcover this badly edited. And it's not the first kindle edition I have that was like this.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Now, I know that quite a lot readers left bad reviews here, and I looked over a few before I actually read the book. They coOkay, let's get this done.
Now, I know that quite a lot readers left bad reviews here, and I looked over a few before I actually read the book. They complained about the cursing, the aggressivity, and Travis' behavior in general. I partly agree with the last point. But I found myself liking the novel pretty much.
Of course, it's chick lit. I normally don't even read this kind of genre, contemporary romance. But I wanted to try something different. And I wasn't disappointed.
I think, the book was a little long, though. There were so many events covered. Those weren't all necessary. Also, I had the feeling that we could have learned more about the characters: their pasts, their personalities, their preferences... In my opinion, the author was very shallow in that matter.
The novel is almost exclusively about the relationship of the two protagonists. There wasn't a real plot, not a real story. (view spoiler)[The story starts with Travis and Abby meeting for the first time, and it ends with their wedding (which I didn't expect btw). (hide spoiler)]
I definitely liked that it was fast-paced. It never got boring!
I liked the characters, espacially Abby when she pulled out her poker skills and gave the bad girl! But even I can't deny that Travis' behavior was ... borderline, at best. But he was sexy as hell! And he cared so much for her. Every woman just has to want a guy like that. I can't help mayself. Of course, a few of his actions would have probably pushed me over the edge, though.
Overall, I enjoyed the book pretty much and I am willing to overlook those flaws.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This book had been sitting on my to-read list for a very long time. And I don't know why because Perfect Chemistry is one of my absolutely favorite boThis book had been sitting on my to-read list for a very long time. And I don't know why because Perfect Chemistry is one of my absolutely favorite books.
Leaving Paradise is such different kind of story, very beautiful. I didn't like it as much as Perfect Chemistry, but it was still a great book....more
Perfect Chemistry has been on my to-read-list for years, and now I thought it's time to act on it. Of course, I notiOh my! What an amazing love story!
Perfect Chemistry has been on my to-read-list for years, and now I thought it's time to act on it. Of course, I noticed the high ratings of the book and the huge praise. And I wasn't disappointed. This is Contemporary YA Romance at its finest. I totally didn't expect that I'd like it so much. Simone Elkeles, obviously, is a very talented author with an addictive writing style. It is so authentic and captivating.
The story is so sweet and dramatic. The protagonists' relationship is, more or less, based on a bet. If it weren't for that bet, Alex probably wouldn't have bothered about getting to know Brittany. But that bet back-fired and left them both with feelings they never in a million years planned on developing for each other. Their sterotypical prejudices slowly crumble during the story and are replaced by their real images.
I love books with hot protagonists. And both Alex and Brittany were super hot and perfect for each other. Usually, I'm not into the Latino type but Alex is mouth-watering material.
There were a few things I didn't quite get. (view spoiler)[Why took it Alex ten months to go back to Brittany? Were his injuries so bad? But then, how did he manage to put the hand warmers into her locker only two months after the beating? And if he was better then, why didn't he just go back to school? And even Carmen seemed to know that he had been back in Fairfield. And where was he after the beating until the start of university? Still in Fairfield or did he go back to Mexico or was he somewhere else? What did Chuy brand him with? Why did he never tell her he loved her? Ugh, so many questions... (hide spoiler)]
It was the second time that I read a book from two different first person POVs, and I think it's save to say that it's my favorite. The chapters consistently alternated between Brittany and Alex.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more