Review: Envy by Dylan Allen

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Review: Envy by Dylan AllenEnvy by Dylan Allen
on May 29th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the author of the bestselling Thicker Than Water.Envy is a stand alone sexy, angsty, emotional friends to lovers contemporary romance.

If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.

Graham was born to be a star. Once upon a time, that star shone only for me. Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world. For a while, I thought could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God given charm that made him famous, I caught glimpses of my best friend.Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me. I wore that love like a crown... until he placed it on another’s head. Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure. When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past.Just like that, I’m back in his arms. He promises this time will be different. But I’m afraid to believe him. Because, behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go. I know a star that bright can’tbelong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.I want all of him..even if wanting what doesn’t belong to me leads me to ruin.

I’ve seen this book all over my feed and since I’m a sucker for friends-to-lovers/second chance romance, I decided to pick this up.

It became apparent early on that this might be a dud.

For one, there were so many things happening to the characters. This is a very plot driven book. So much so that all the characters did was to react to every single thing that’s happened to them. It would’ve probably worked more if the things that happened made sense but sometimes they don’t. That whole “beard” thing came out of nowhere like why?

There are some plot points that happened in this book that I didn’t particularly care for but I have no problem with. Unfortunately, it wasn’t done well here.

The characters also fell flat to me. I mean, Graham and Apollo both possess a cadre of standard NA character tropes:

– dead parents
-neglectful parents
-sick parents
-abusive parents
-abusive exes
-evil exes

And so on…

It should’ve made them interesting, right? But again, it didn’t. I guess I’m looking for a bit more character driven moments. Without it, this book failed to keep my attention.


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