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I believe in happy endings however I know that not everyone is lucky enough to get one, but such is life. I think fine lines exist to be pushed and possibly crossed.
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Before everyone starts throwing things, let me be clear. I love love love a good love triangle. I love a bad boy. I love cursing and bad language and dirty sex. I love an angst-ridden emotional roller coaster. I love darkness and pain. I love my heart to break. So before you think I read a book outside of my genre of choice and then berated the crap out of it, let me be clear: this was SO right up my ally. It just... wasn't it for me...
First off, I hated Cathy. And when you hate your main character, when you hate the sound of her voice and her inner monologue, I'm not sure where you can go from there. From the age of 18, at that party, where Ben was nothing but a stand-up respectful, honorable guy and wanted to wait to have sex with Cathy in a romantic, respectable way, and Cathy pitched a tantrum, dressed and danced like a skank with Ben's friend who she'd never met, just to try to make Ben jealous... Honestly... I can not be Team Cathy after that juvenile display of deplorable behavior. 22 year old, law school bound Ben should have dropped Cathy like a hot potato right then and there. But he didn't.
And maybe that whole episode was supposed to allude to how Cathy would handle stress later in life and act out on it instead of dealing with it head on... and maybe it was supposed to show how Ben would love her through it despite her flaws... but it dropped Cathy down on my respect meter significantly.
And speaking of Ben... I loved Ben. Ben was the only ray of light in this whole dark mess.Read more ›
Now that you've been warned, let me start by saying that 'Arsen' by Mia Asher is not your typical NA/romance, in this broken love story we meet: Cathy, the anti-heroine that you will love to hate and charmer, gentleman, caring, supportive, Ben - her 'perfect' husband.'
They met when they were in college and have been together for eleven years. When we first meet Ben and Cathy they are dealing with an extremely difficult situation, Cathy is really vulnerable, doubting herself and losing hope. That situation leads her to feel emotionally detached from Ben and their marriage.
Arsen' is told almost entirely from Cathy's point of view and it switches back and forth from past to present. In those 'flashback chapters', we follow some important moments in Ben and Cathy's relationship.
As a reader, I'm not a fan of instant gratification, but in this case I struggled a little with the slow pace in the first half of the book, but I also understand the author's option and its importance to the story development. That said, once you hit the 50% mark it's really difficult to put the book down.
So, in the meantime, through her job, Cathy meets Arsen,the tormented rich playboy.They are instantly attracted to each other, he's a few years younger than Cathy and she is captivated by his carefree attitude. Arsen is cocky and shameless and pretty straightforward about his intentions towards Cathy and although he never stops teasing her, once he discovers she's married, he steps back. Despite the intense sexual tension between them, eventually they become 'friends'.
I loved Arsen and his filthy mouth and I 'swooned' everytime he called Cathy - 'Dimples'.Read more ›
Cathy is broken, so broken she truly believes she is a broken shell of a woman and doesn't believe she is enough. She has a history of miscarriages and it just continues to break and destroy her & her marriage. Until Arsen.
Until Arsen- she had a happy marriage
Until Arsen- she had Ben
Until Arsen- she thought things were perfect
I want to like Arsen, I really do. I just don't.... I can't, it's not in me.
I didn't want to like him and truly now I can not admit I like him. Yes he is alph and yes he is hot...yes he is 24 years old. At times I called him a whiney littls se* sissy who complained about his daddy and the pot full of money. But as you read Arsen truly grows on you like wild fire. He is there for Cathy at her darkest hour and even though I didn't want it, I prayed it would go another way. Sometimes you need an outsider to come in and let you see the light. Arsen was Cathy & Ben's light. A beautiful heartbreaking light.......The things he says in front of Ben, I...Me...Megan wanted to go in the book and kick his balls; Which btw is exactly what I told Mia!!!!
Ben is perfect
Ben is wonderful
Ben is swoonworthy
Ben is caring
Ben is devaststated
I must first show some MAJOR Ben LOVE. He had my heart from the first time he spoke. I am Team Ben all the way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At first the book dragged on. As I started to lose interest it heat up. I truly want more now.Published 22 hours ago
Loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I have purchased her other book and cannot wait to start reading it!Published 4 days ago by Brandi Olsen
This book is tough for me to review. I have been told to read it for months and months and I finally succumbed to the pressure and began it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Imma Phann
I loved this book! So well written, I felt every emotion each step off the way down to the end. I hope there's another book coming! It's a standalone but would love to read more!Published 27 days ago by Summer
I really don't know where to begin.
I have never put off a review because I literally didn't know what to rate the book, but that's the case with Arsen. Read more
All the twists and turns with Cathy, Ben and Arsen had me angry. Why couldn't Cathy see the good thing she had going. I loved Ben from the first page. Read morePublished 1 month ago by maritza torres
I don't even know where to start, what to say, how to begin.....I just knew I would hate this book. I don't like love triangles, cheaters, unnecessary heart break. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chele' Walker
I have a thing for dark jaded characters, and I cannot lie.
If you sang that first sentence to Sir Mix-A-lot's "baby got back," then you, my friend, are in good... Read more
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