“You want to see me angry” “yeah” “To prove what? That I’ll never hurt, the way he did?” “No I already know that.” “To prove I won’t hurt you, the way I“You want to see me angry” “yeah” “To prove what? That I’ll never hurt, the way he did?” “No I already know that.” “To prove I won’t hurt you, the way I hurt that piece of shit back home?” “No, of course not. Just show me something…something more than just how… How fucking good you are”
MTE girl. I wanted this book to show me something other than how nice the hero is. Eric's loyal to his family. He'll do anything to protect his loved ones. He's romantic too. He writes our heroine these flowery love letters and addresses each of them with "darling". And he's never selfish in bed. It's all about what the heroine wants.
That's why this book was a real snooze.
I wasn't looking for a big bad alpha male in this book but at least someone a little less.... perfect? Annie worked for me a little better. I thought it was realistic for her to have reservations about Eric given her past. I liked that she was fought for Eric's future when he (and his family) wouldn't. I guess if the hero had any flaws it would be being too much of a pushover.
Take away their letters and the attraction....would Eric and Annie work as a couple? I have my doubts. Their relationship was completely built on attraction. Eric's letters are filled with loneliness and longing for Annie. He fantasies about them being together. Annie can barely contain her excitement as she reads the letters. She risks her career for them. I get it. They were both prisoners for a long time. She was a prisoner because of her past. He was a literal prisoner. But still.... why go this far? Because they're both lonely? I need more than attraction, longing looks and flowery love letters to make me believe this love story. To make me believe their shaky foundation wouldn't crumble 20 years after looks fade. Because these two certainly did not fall for each others personalities.
Tldr: The relationship had no substance to it. The characters were dull as dirt. The sex scenes did nothing for me because the characters in them were so boring. The love letters made me roll my eyes w/ the sickly sweet fantasies. I didn't like it. 1/5 stars....more
This book was so illogical and crazy I had to review it. I HAD to. Spoilers below! Read at your own risk!
Cool storyline concept with a poor execution.This book was so illogical and crazy I had to review it. I HAD to. Spoilers below! Read at your own risk!
Cool storyline concept with a poor execution. Ugh. I’m so disappointed. I thought I was in for an epic revenge novel but nope. Victor decides to seek revenge of Eli because he called the cops after he (Victor) dragged Eli’s girlfriend into their experiment and got her killed. If I were Eli I would have called the cops on him too. Victor showed no remorse for her death. He deserved those three bullets Eli shot at him when he broke out of jail.
I wasn’t rooting for Eli either. He has one bad experience with an EO and suddenly he wants to hunt them all down and kill them off? I don’t understand how he came to the conclusion that all Eos are evil and must die. I think this book would have worked for me if Eli’s descent into madness had happened gradually but it didn’t. I don’t understand how he got from point A to point B.
The only reason why Eli's crazy ass wasn't locked up with Victor was because he met Serena who had the power of persuasion. She convinced Eli not to kill her. She got the cops on their side. They were given access to their files on the EOs. She had to use her power to get them on their side because Eli's reason for going after the EOs makes absolutely no sense. Once Serena was killed the spell was lifted and he was arrested for murder. There is nothing complex about this novel. Eli was just lucky he didn’t get caught for the murders he committed and Serena happened to be on that list of Eos he wanted to kill. Everything was so easy in this novel. That’s why I disliked it. It was just really, really stupid.
Mitch- underdeveloped character. Not worth getting into. I liked Sydney. She was the only character that made sense in this novel. Sydney and Serena had an interesting relationship. The characterization of Serena was inconsistent though. Serena wanted her sister dead but then she told her to find a safe place at the end of the novel? She got angry that Eli failed to kill Sydney but then she tries to save her from him. I don’t understand what caused her to change her mind. Maybe she realized that Eli is batshit crazy? I don’t know.
Skip Vicious and go read the deliciously dark and complex Death Note that has an anti-hero with a god-complex. Light is crazy too but at least he doesn't need to use any powers in order to get people on his side....more
3.5 stars. Fangirl gave me the warm fuzzies. It was SO adorable! This book wasn't all fluff though. It had some substance to it too. The character &am3.5 stars. Fangirl gave me the warm fuzzies. It was SO adorable! This book wasn't all fluff though. It had some substance to it too. The character & relationship development was great. Cath evolved & slowly came out of her shell. There weren't any radical personality changes though- which I am grateful for. Cath was still Cath at the end of the book. Still loves writing fanfiction. Still has a small social circle. Still has a very close attachment to her family. The writer pushed she out of her comfort zone in her writing, social & love life- but she didn't push her too far. Seeing the romance slowly build-up was also a really lovely thing to witness. I don't want to give away who Cath's love interest is. I'll just say that interactions had me grinning from ear to ear. They were seriously adorable together. The pacing of their relationship was spot on. I believed their feelings for each other. No insta-love here which was refreshing.
Who do I recommend Fangirl to? Everybody! It was a great book! It was funny, heart-warming, emotionally compelling & it had relatable characters. I have nothing to complain about it. The only thing I wish for was the book to be longer. But we can't have everything, can we? Great self discovery & YA romance novel. Go read it....more