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You Make Me by Erin McCarthy

Posted July 15, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
You Make Me by Erin McCarthy

I absolutely adore second chance books, so I was pretty excited about this book because its a second chance at your first love, and I think its a concept everyone can understand: the one who got away. Also I thought the prologue was really strong, it was a great opening to the book and made you want to know what had happened. Gotta love a strong start to a book. I honestly felt like the first half of the book was really strong. Cat is in college and has really created the perfect future for herself, basically not acknowledging anything from her past at all. Which of course means no one knows anything about her before she got to college. So at Homecoming when her boyfriend, who is everything one paper that she could possibly want, proposes it’s a no brainer. Except second after she says yes, she sees the guy who got away, the guy who she had no idea what had happened to. It definitely through some heavy wrinkles in her plans. Cat’s fiance, Ethan, was so not my favorite. He’s not a bad guy, really he isn’t. There is never any cheating or really any real love triangle between Cat/Ethan/Heath. But even so I didn’t like him. What kind of guy proposes to a woman who has never volunteered literally any information about her past? Plus he does that really skeezy guy move by looking through his girlfriends phone when she’s sleeping. It’s clear from the beginning […]

Find Her, Keep Her by Z.L. Arkadie

Posted February 6, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Find Her, Keep Her by Z.L. Arkadie

So I liked the kind of premise for this book, or rather there were a lot of little elements that I thought would be interesting in a story. First of the main character, Daisy, is a travel writer (and who doesn’t want to be a travel writer), who is reeling from a terrible betrayal/breakup between her now ex and would-be best friend. So what does she do, she leaves town. I liked the idea of kind of getting away and throwing yourself into work after a bad breakup. So Daisy gets to Martha’s Vineyard and basically almost immediately runs into this guy, Belmont. He invites her to a party. She blows him off. He happens to be at the grocery store she is at, they have a cute little connection, and the before you know it he’s like making out with her. At his birthday party, it honestly kind of seems like Belmont’s brother ruffies Daisy, but it is never really address, and just felt weird. After the party Belmont and Daisy becoming inseparable. Like having sex all the time, all over the place. It reaches the level of being completely unbelievable because it’s literally all they do. Have sex, two lines of dialogue, sex, move into the bathroom, more sex, drive for five minutes, sex, sleep, sex, it’s just like seriously? There is no real emotional connection between them and it’s just truly bizarre. And then the ex shows up with the ex-best friend (understandable and expected plot development), […]