Making Bad Choices
Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died.
We’d hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him, and I thought the feeling was mutual. Then when I moved to my dad’s house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from being bitter enem ...more
This was an pretty good read. For some reason I thought it was NA, but it definitely reads more like a YA with some cussing/kissing/fade to black intimate bits. I liked the idea of the plot and the “twists” but they weren’t explained very well to be completely honest. I can’t say what exactly, because I don’t want to ruin the build to it, but there wasn’t much c ...more
Reread January 2018. Down to 3.5 from 4.5. I still enjoyed this melodramatic step brother story but second time around had a few more niggles with the writing. Specifically the overuse of names which always pisses me off in books. In this case, it wasn't extreme but the further along I got the more I noticed it. I will say that I was reading my original arc copy so this may have been rectified.
Sometimes you just need a bit of teen angst, and while there may not be anything d ...more
ABOUT THE STORY
“Making Bad Choices” follows Cassie and Culter, who hated each other but eventually their hate turns into love. Cassie had been dealing with her mother’s illness for a long a time but loses her at her 18th birthday. After her mother’s death, she is taken in by her father and her step-mom and moves to Bulvin to live with them along with Josh(her half-brother) and Culter(her stepbrother). Cassie hates Culter with all her heart.
Cassie lived alone with her mom and took care of her while her mom fought cancer since Cassie was 11 years old, she lost that fight on Cassie's 18th birthday. Now Cassie had to pick up and move from L.A. where she grew up, to some place called Bul ...more
I've made a lot of bad decisions but reading this book was not one of them.
Here's the thing: This is not a literary classic, so you should not go into this book expecting it to be one. I've come to categorize books like this as guilty pleasures. This book isn't going to teach me any important life lessons but it will keep me entertained for a few hours. It's fluffy, it's ...more
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It had so much more into it, like family secrets and situations that were so much more complicated.
I enjoyed reading and the characters were great.
After the first chapter, I thought Culter was the typical idiot that acted like a god. But after reading it I actually did not get why the author started the book with Cassie making such strong accusations about the boy.
Anyway, Cassie and Culter were super cute together, the ...more
What first got my attention, is the beautiful cover.. and I'm a sucker for hot for step-brother romance reads. I really enjoyed this sweet but clean young adult book. The storyline had just the right amount of anguish, drama, heartache and secrets. I enjoyed Culter and Cassie and watching as their love story unfolded! It was nice to read a book based on sexual attraction/chemistry between them without them jumping right into sex! I wou ...more
This book was a really good read that combined intense emotions of love, lust and grief with family secrets and the normal high school experiences explored in YA novels. I really loved the plot twists and was shocked by the messed up family secrets. Cassie and Culter's romance was really sweet especially how supportive he was of Cassie after her Mum died. This book was really interesting not only because of the page turning b ...more
I Liked the whole set up. Cassie moves to a small town from LA to live with her dad after losing her mom to cancer. She has to share the house with her stepbrother Cutler and her stepmother Jen. Cutler als ...more
Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died.
We’d hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him, and I thought the feeling was mutual. Then when I moved to my dad’s house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from being bitter enemies to . . . something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space and filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.
I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed, ...more
This story is clearly a teenage tale, heavy on emotion and rapid-fire social catastrophes. In many ways, it’s reminiscent of after-school television from Disney or Nickelodeon aimed at teenagers, though ...more
This was a great read. The story was great. I really enjoyed the family dynamic. I also really liked the plot twists. There were some shocking revelations by the family. However, I think the reason why I like this book a lot is the romance between Cassie and Culter. Culter was really supportive of Cassie when her mom died. This book had some great supporting characters such as Tyler and Culter and Cassie's aunt. I can't wait to r ...more
I didn't appreciate that I was promised a "love-hate" relationship and didn't even see a bit of it. The main characters were pretty identical, even though there are some attempts of individualisation. The characters ...more
I'm at a point where I'm confused about my own thoughts, so writing this review has been unimaginably hard.
One moment I'm completely and irrevocably in love with Culter full-of-himself Fuller.
The next, I find myself getting annoyed at a simple storyline.
SO yes, it was a love/hate relationship with this book, but a solid 3.5 stars rati ...more
Well, this book was kind of a surprise. I was on the fence as to whether I would enjoy it or not because of the “step brother romance” attached to its genre’s. Now, I’ve never read a “step-brother” romance, and the blurb really intrigued me, so I had to say yes, and give it a shot. I was nervous and worried that the “taboo” that comes along with it, would sway my mind as I read and would keep me from really giving it a chance. I’m tellin ...more
Cassie's mother has just died, so her life is uprooted so she can go live with her father, step-mother and step-brother, Culter, in a small town a couple states over. She hasn't seen her step-brother much in the past few years and is surprised to find he's much nicer than she remembered. Also much hotter. Soon they're making out behind closed doors, but they can't let anyone find out about their relationship because no one would accep ...more
I also liked the crazy family dynamic, and learning how fucked up Cassie and Culter’s families were, including Tyler and Joshie. It was eye opening once everything w ...more
Well, the blurb and the caution "Recommended 16+ this is a mature YA" made me quite curious. This had to be good. And I a few ways, it was. Rita Stradling describes in an excellent way how Cassie is struggling with her feelings and emotions after burying her mother. After years of taking care of her sick mother, Cassie now moves back in with her father, her stepmother, and her two stepbrothers.
It must definitely be hard to watch yo ...more
Rita lives with her husband and son in Northern California. Her seven year old son wants to be an astronaut when he grows up.
She has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.