good sequel, but it really was not necessary at all; like it was just unneeded drama and i really hated how caroline avoided problems by having sex. sgood sequel, but it really was not necessary at all; like it was just unneeded drama and i really hated how caroline avoided problems by having sex. simon's upset? blow job. unresolved argument? sex on the kitchen counter. caroline's stressed? fucking all night. honestly she keeps all these issues in and even if she wants to talk she decides an impromptu sex session is enough when all it obviously is going to lead to is more stress. caroline knows she's lying to herself and simon if she keeps putting off her issues for sex so i don't know why she gets close to talking about what's on her mind but then turning around and saying "wait a good orgasm would REALLY be great right now"
and these two are so horny they literally leave events early so they can get it on at home. one time simon and caroline are at a party and all of a sudden simon goes, "i want you so bad right now let's go home so i can fuck your brains out even though we're at some super important once-in-a-lifetime function." you literally bang every night who cares if you wait another hour? i don't know about you but sex can wait if it would cut into a party they were both looking forward to or if they knew it was important to their friends. seriously what kind of person is simon for wanting to ditch an important event for something like sex that happens every night and what kind of person is caroline for agreeing to something like this??
and if i read more thing about simon's "tool belt" or "thickness" or anything relating to his dick that does not explicitly mean "dick" i'm gonna cry.
it was a good book, but i didn't really feel like it added anything special to where the first book ended...more
nope nope nope should have realized this wouldn't be for me as soon as i saw the third person point of view and should have been out the door by the bnope nope nope should have realized this wouldn't be for me as soon as i saw the third person point of view and should have been out the door by the bee invasion.
(not that it was bad, but i was literally overcome with a sense of boredom)...more
loved the romance, everything was fabulously paced and nothing went too fast or two slow. the banter between simon and caroline was too funny, but somloved the romance, everything was fabulously paced and nothing went too fast or two slow. the banter between simon and caroline was too funny, but sometimes i felt like it was bordering on childish, how they had to make everything an innuendo when they're both in their late twenties. and caroline named her lady bits "lower caroline" or sometimes referred to it as her hoohah. as much as i loved everything else about this book, the narration was so childish i almost cried (like there was one chapter told in the cat's perspective. what?)
but other than that, definite, definite recommend!...more
good although i wouldn't call it anything special. i didn't really have any emotional connection to the characters and their romance was kind of rushegood although i wouldn't call it anything special. i didn't really have any emotional connection to the characters and their romance was kind of rushed. maybe it's just me but i like some sort of build up to the dating phase, because that's what's most realistic in today's setting. after they began dating, nothing happened. AT ALL. i was half bored, half interested in how the book was going to end.
and some of the plot twists were kind of random, as if the author knew she had nothing else to write about and she needed to milk another few hundred pages....more
i read this a WHILE ago but i just remembered it and this series is such a keeper i love love love the characters and the plot. great ending to a trili read this a WHILE ago but i just remembered it and this series is such a keeper i love love love the characters and the plot. great ending to a trilogy :)
(fun fact i read this series in like 2013 and then the two books got republished and i've been waiting since for this one to come out)...more
honestly the romance wasn't the thing i was rooting for it was karen and her coping process. i LOVE gymnastics related things like make it or break ithonestly the romance wasn't the thing i was rooting for it was karen and her coping process. i LOVE gymnastics related things like make it or break it and watching the olympics and honestly this has all of those gymnastics elements while never taking away from the emotions and pain of grief. definite recommend!...more
**spoiler alert** i don't usually write reviews anymore but this makes me so mad because i don't understand what i just read. within the first 10 page**spoiler alert** i don't usually write reviews anymore but this makes me so mad because i don't understand what i just read. within the first 10 pages, before we can even aptly INTRODUCE riley and clay's friendship, let alone establish it, the overused best friend romance trope comes into play. and honestly their friendship was completely unrealistic they were giving each other hickeys "as a joke" and kissing each other on the cheek when i can guarantee you almost no best friend pair does that every time they see each other. seriously it's so obvious what's going on because clay always has a "pained expression" on his face when riley does something supposedly sexy. and mind you this is all in the first 50 pages of the book.
they get together around the 100 page mark, spend the next 100 pages doing absolutely nothing except make out and go through a honeymoon phase. but don't worry, because the one plot device driving the central conflict of this book is the abusive ex boyfriend that riley goes out with during her and clay's "i want you but you don't love me back" phase. and then the last 100 pages comprises of more honeymooning, the "shocking" event that lands clay in the hospital, the inevitable breakup that lasts a total of one page, and spontaneous point of view shifts that is honestly very typical of a wattpad book (which it started off as). however i did expect that once this book got published that the randomly thrown in details would be edited out.
and what REALLY pissed me off is when they got married in vegas. WHO DOES THAT. they're in high school and they already show an excessive amount of pda (she literally straddles him in the cafeteria and then wonders why everybody thinks they're dating), but they so happen to get freaking MARRIED. WHY? that is so impulsive and stupid. i will grant that riley was wasted, but there was no indication of such until she woke up with a blazing hangover. and even if she was drunk out of her mind, she should have the sense to get a divorce. but no, clay manages to talk her out of it because he thinks that a divorce means he doesn't love her. if anything, it means she's a smart character who knows that 17 is too young to marry your best friend that you've been dating for a month.
so basically, overdone clichés and a completely implausible romance with a plot line that is so nonexistent even a microscope couldn't find it...more