Author: Elise Alden

Pitch Imperfect by Elise Alden

Posted October 20, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Pitch Imperfect by Elise Alden

I went back and forth between whether or not I should give this three or four stars, because ultimately I did enjoy this book, I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, but at the same time, I don’t think this book stuck with me after I was done reading it like some other books I have read. So when the book starts you have Anjuli coming back home to start her life over from scratch basically. She used to be a very famous singer, making millions of dollars, but when the book starts her personal life has completely imploded, and she has lost pretty much every penny she has. What little she did have left she used to buy a Victorian manor that is basically a total money pit, and can only be fixed buy the one guy in town she doesn’t really want to see her ex. The guy she left behind to follow her dream. From the beginning you could tell that Anjuli is totally dealing with some serious stuff, some traumatic stuff, but you don’t really get the full picture of what happened to her until later on in the book. She really opposed to have anything to do with her life as a famous musician, she doesn’t want to sing in town or to give interviews to the local paper. I actually liked her, and more I respected her. When she was young she left her fiance behind to follow her dream, and now […]

Hate to Love You by Elise Alden

Posted June 5, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Hate to Love You by Elise Alden

Oh my gosh this book is going to be hard to review! I have not had such strong and rapidly changing feelings about a book in as long as I can remember. One moment I hated the book and the next moment I was so wrapped up I couldn’t read fast enough. I will say I am willing glad I didn’t quit at the beginning, the book is easily a 3.5 star book for me, I ended up really enjoying it. And now I will try and put my feeling about the book down in words without ruining the story for you. So the beginning was hard. I think the word I used to describe it at the beginning was crass. Not that crass bothers me (it really doesn’t) but there were moments when I thought to myself, “hot damn, soap operas wouldn’t be this in your face”. So Paisley is a very immature teenager, but more than that she’s also very damaged and has long since suffered from one form of abuse or another. So it’s understand to see how she ended up with her current personality. There were moments during part one where it was hard to keep reading, it was almost painful to deal with the way Paisley acted. I think my biggest issue with Paisley during part one is that she was pregnant and drunk. It’s a freaking miracle that her son was born without any problems, but it took me a long time for me […]