Thank you to netgalley for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.
I’m going to start with what I liked about this book because it’s going to take me a while to explain what I did not like.
What was good
The overall story line conveyed immediate interest for me and I liked the characters from the start. They were nicely described and had enough personality to get me to want good things to happen for them. And that is about it for what I liked
Now for what was not so good
The story DRAGGED on and on and nothing really happened with it. There were so many nuggets in this book that could have really gone somewhere if only the author would have elaborated more and developed that story a bit more. For example, there was this cat fight that was developing between Kat and Elise for nearly the entire book and there was this implication that there would be this major drama and blowout that occurred at some point but when it all boiled down to it, it just peaked and fizzled with absolutely NO drama, payback or comeuppance what so ever. It was stated that Elise was “dealt with” but wow what a great story this would have been had the author added that in the book.
Also, Erik had some major jealousy issues with Kevin Mazze, which also just fizzled into nothing. It appeared in the book at first that Erik was violently jealous but there was nothing in the book that collaborated that claim. He and Kevin were actually good friends and Kevin didn’t even really yank Erik’s chain at all with regard to Kat… at least not enough to warrant such a jealously on Erik’s part.
The history between the two main characters, Erik and Kat was briefly described here and there and the reader was “told” that there was off the chart chemistry with these two when they got together thirteen months earlier but I didn’t really feel it. To me, I didn’t think they had much chemistry at all or there would have been far more than one sex scene in the entire book. Why not have a prologue at the beginning of the book that was dated thirteen months ago and really steam it up with these two. THAT would get the reader dying for these two to hook up again.
Lastly Kat (I’ll stop ranting after this) – she was too soft and nonconfrontational. To me, I felt like she would accept whatever was handed to her and say thank you with a smile. She withstood nasty parents, Erik leaving without explanation, and Elise stealing from her and instead of standing up for herself, she goes for a run.
Overall, I had to force myself to finish this book and I’m not sure why I did. I reluctantly gi it one star, I really can’t give it more.