My Least Favorite Sarah MacLean Book (and I feel bad for saying it!)

» 11 December, 2018 » 2.5-star reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

My Least Favorite Sarah MacLean Book (and I feel bad for saying it!)

I feel like a traitor for rating a Sarah MacLean less than 3 stars and yet, here we are. Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart has a great premise and a trope that I’ve always loved, but the characters annoyed me way too much to appreciate their story. I liked the opposites attract thing Julianna and Simon had going. And I probably would’ve enjoyed it more if I didn’t dislike the two main characters so much. The push-and-pull, hot-and-cold nature of their relationship grated. It was cute at first. A chance meeting with the daring and carefree Julianna upended Simon’s orderly world. The attraction was instant and mutual. And then he realized she was the illegitimate daughter of a disgraced Countess, and suddenly, she’s off limits and not good enough for the Duke. Julianna for her part fell for the Duke of Disdain, despite warnings from her […]

Unpopular Opinion Alert: A Review of Fight or Flight by Samantha Young!

» 18 October, 2018 » 2.5-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Unpopular Opinion Alert: A Review of Fight or Flight by Samantha Young!

I finished this book a while ago but I had sat on my rating and review for days because I am honestly conflicted. On the one hand, Fight or Flight was compulsively readable. It was well paced and well plotted with great dialogue, and the chemistry between Caleb and Ava was undeniable. That said, I thoroughly disliked the hero, Caleb Scott. I don’t care if he’s the hottest thing in the universe but his motivations did not wash. It was a measly excuse for his behavior, and considering he did not grovel did not endear him to me at all. Listen, I’m all for an asshole hero. But Caleb wasn’t just an asshole. He was cruel and mean most of the time. And the reason for his behavior was utterly ridiculous. I can get behind an asshole hero if I can understand his motivation. To be fair, we were given […]

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

» 14 September, 2018 » 2.5-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

It’s one of those, “It’s not you, it’s me” book moment that I dread so much. This is my first Kerrigan Byrne book, and in hindsight, maybe I should’ve started The Highwayman first before reading this book but my issues with this book goes beyond not reading the first ones in the series. The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo started off with the younger versions of our main characters. Lorelei is 14 when they found a dying boy of indeterminate age on the side of the road. He can’t remember what happened to him nor can he remember his name. Lorelei named him Ash. And as he nursed him back to health, a friendship and then something else formed between them. But Lorelei’s cruel brother had plans for Ash, which he executed callously, and Lorelei is left devastated once again thinking Ash left her and went back to his old […]