I have no idea what publishing company Wodke Hawkinson is signed to, but the book cover they chose looks like something you'd see on a Wattpad story,...moreI have no idea what publishing company Wodke Hawkinson is signed to, but the book cover they chose looks like something you'd see on a Wattpad story, designed by one of the less talented cover designers that are floating around the site. But, like I said, I don't really know much about this company--maybe they're just a really small company trying to pick themselves up off the ground, which I respect. However, if Betrayed had been contracted to bigger company, you can bet your asses (excuse my french) it would have far more than 77 (now 78) Goodreads reviews. I just think this book needed more exposure.
This book was so wonderfully and beautifully written. Why Hawkinson wasn't signed to a big time publishing company is a mystery to me. She's an excellent writer and really knows how to deliver a story that provokes emotion and passion. I cried...and I cried some more. The writing was so poignant and real, the description creating vivid images in my mind. But I'll tell you one thing: whoever her publishers are, they're smart. They were smart enough to recognize an amazing writer and novel.(less)
I'm eating right now, so I'm going to keep it brief. Had great potential. The ending was too ambiguous and kind of rushed. Its like, the part you've b...moreI'm eating right now, so I'm going to keep it brief. Had great potential. The ending was too ambiguous and kind of rushed. Its like, the part you've been waiting for the entire book and if finally plays out on the last few pages and it's over before you can even say "yay". And even then you didn't know what was going to happen with Trip and Charlotte. There were too many questions left unanswered, like what exactly happened between Oliver and Trip (although if you're smart, you probably figured a little of it out from the blurb. But what about the people who didn't read the blurb??). Also, I didn't like how Charlotte's so-called best friends treated her. Oliver ran all over her, Trip ignored her, Lish dumped her, picker her back up, dumped her again, and then attempted to pick her back up again. And the way Tayrn acted at the end? Wow. I just really wanted her to stand up for herself, to show them that she wouldn't taker their crap. But she never did. She gave in too easily every time and it didn't really feel like any of them learned their lessons. I don't know...I just had great expectations for this book, and it just didn't meet them. (less)
If I had to choose one word to describe this book it would be sex.
There was sooooooo much sex! I was like scared to read it in the presence of my mot...more If I had to choose one word to describe this book it would be sex.
There was sooooooo much sex! I was like scared to read it in the presence of my mother, that's how bad--or, should I say good--it was. It didn't go much into detail (much to my dismay....told you I was a perv) but it was still hott (and yes, I spelled it that way on purpose!).
The writing was great, as expected. Dodd's characters were brilliantly created. They were hilarious. I almost peed my pants laughing several times.
1. Sex on the stairs/Vodka Water 2. Sexy Dream Week 3. Couple's Counseling (after the sex in the shower refusal) 4. Church Parking Lot Rendevouz (I'd tell you what I mean by "rendevouz", but I don't want to spoil it for you.....plus, I don't think it would be appropriate to use in the same sentence as "church")
[Sorry, I'm a little rusty on review writing, plus I'm feeling lazy today, so these are just basically my scrambled thoughts about the book. My main point is that it's hilarious and full of sex (which makes it even more hilarious) and you should so totally read it. Okay, I'm done....](less)