My rating: 1 out of 5 Stars
Please don’t shoot me.. I know a lot of people who LOVED this book.. I explain why below.
It actually pains me to write this review. As an avid book lover I understand that the author takes their time away from husbands, kids, friends and so on to give us a piece of their heart. I feel like I have to write this because of the high volume of 4/5 star reviews. I am beyond baffled. This is nothing against the author!
I am able to overlook a lot of grammatical errors, but this book was beyond my patience. It was missing words in the middle of the sentence, and the typos were hard to ignore. I couldn’t understand what she was saying because of the errors. I also had to re read many sentences just to try to figure out what was going on. Editing of the book should be priority number 1.
Now onto the story. Most of us that read the genre are hopeless romantics (or at least I am). We all want that undeniable love, connection, and sexual chemistry. I was able to feel a small amount of that, but then it became very unbelievable and ridiculous. I probably didn’t read half of the book because it was the same sentence or words repeated over and over.
Redundancy is irritating in a book. No one wants to read the same lines over and over. “I threw back my head and laughed.” All you had to do was insert any character and say “threw my head back and laughed” and you have a good amount of the book. Everyone in that story must have whiplash.
The repeating doesn’t stop there… it also applies to the plot.
In the series there are 6 main characters… THREE of them had actual CAR ACCIDENTS and then another TWO ended up hurt in the hospital. GOOD GRIEF!! At one point I think I actually yelled at the Kindle “find a new tragedy please!!”
Ellie who is the main character in Wanted (the first book of the series) behaved like a whiney child. She chastises her friends for doing things and then fed into it. I had a hard time with her demeanor. She is also extremely naive. For example, there is one part in the book where she is experiencing arousal and she has absolutely NO idea what is happening to her body. Ummmm at 19 I knew what being sexually aroused was!
Then there is Gunnar… he didn’t behave like a normal 21 year old. He babies Ellie throughout the whole book, which again was very difficult to me. I felt like someone needed to end the insanity with her. Part of what I get so wrapped up in with the male characters is their strength. I can’t seem to remember anything he did other than getting a “hard on” constantly. He loved her instantly… Uhhh ok. I mean wanted to get in her panties, ok I can go with that but it was just so juvenile!
I really didn’t enjoy this book or the one that follows it. I did read the second book just because I wanted to see if I was maybe missing something, but I actually think it made me dislike this book even more.
However we could all read the same book and feel differently. That’s the beauty of reading, we all respond differently. This is just my personal take on the story.