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Wild Aces by Marni Mann
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it was ok
bookshelves: arc, unpopular-opinion

I have to admit that the premisse of the story was really good and it had a lot of potential. So what was it that didn't work for me? I read so many stellar reviews before going into this story that I thought I'd be in for a treat...


While I usually don't mind a faster developement Trapper and Brea went from 0-100 in 1 second and the next second they loved each other. From beginning to end it felt like 3 weeks had passed. There was nothing natural about these two. The sex? I give you that, it was hot. I started skimming the sex scenes the closer I got to the end. That was a new one for me.

Main Characters

I liked Trapper in the beginning. He was badass or so I thought. The further I got into the story he came across as pussy whipped, and not the good way, because - as mentioned - it felt like 3 weeks until he went from badass to soppy.

Brea...god I am so sorry but I disliked her big time. She jumped to conclusions and made assumptions without asking and questioning why things appeared the way they did. She was judgmental and didn't listen and thought the worst of the guy she banged. Asshole today, and sudden hero tomorrow. What now?


Cringe-worthy. Not going to say more...

The backstory was really good, just the execution failed to make this great. I have seen the reviews and I'm glad other people enjoyed it. I didn't much.

My review @ Coffee, Cookies and Books

ARC received via Netgally in exchange for an honest review
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Reading Progress

February 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 7, 2016 – Shelved
February 29, 2016 – Started Reading
February 29, 2016 – Shelved as: arc
March 1, 2016 –
March 2, 2016 –
37.0% "uh oh. unpopular opinion might make an appearance..."
March 2, 2016 –
March 3, 2016 –
68.0% "Unpopular opinion: I don't like Brea very much."
March 3, 2016 –
83.0% "Nope, still not liking this very much. :("
March 4, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 5, 2016 – Shelved as: unpopular-opinion

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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth Thank you, lovely lady! xo

I think you can count my 2-star reviews on one hand >.<

Joëlle Great honest review hon!! Sorry you didn't like it

Ashleyjo Agreed! Fab review, Astrid:)

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