Ebook, 386 Pages
Romance/ Contemporar/ Adult
By: Sally Thorne
“Friends and family are the only ones I have a chance of keeping forever. And that’s what I want. To keep you, forever.”
🌟 This book reminded me of why I stay away from romance books as much as possible. I am so picky when it comes to books I read in this genre but boy I was disappointed!
🌟 I have seen many disappointed reviews comparing this book to The Hating Game which is the author’s successful debut and I think it is not fair. They are totally unrelated and different stories so there’s no point in comparing them. I did enjoy THG but I won’t be comparing the 2 books in this review.
🌟 I had many problems with the book and I am starting with the plot… that if it does exist!! I just didn’t know what was the point of the story! I was reading and I knew what will happen from the start, I was not anticipating anything and got bored at some point!
🌟 The Writing was not bad as to made me DNF the book but I certainly rolled my eyes -a lot-. I wanted more showing less telling, Darcy was trying to be edgy and an outlaw-er but she isn’t. Tom is the typical guy in this kind of novels which is meh!
🌟 More about Darcy and Tom: The story in my POV was filled with more Lust than Love. Thank you but I don’t need to be reminded that Tom has a flat abdomen with curvy abs and that Darcy has a nipple piercing -Ooh so fierce-. Don’t forget the typical everyone is muscular and sexy trope hence I said that I prefer Sarah J Maas books to this one as they have good story lines at least!
Tom is the sexy-nice-perfect-smart-gentle-I -Will-Do-Anything-for-you type of guy which makes him unrelatable. This is real life so he would either have a big defect or will be gay (Don’t take this too seriously!).
🌟Summary: I hoped to have a slow burn romance novel with deeper story and more realistic characters. I was disappointed that I had the opposite and hence won’t recommend this if you are looking for a more serious novel.