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Frustratingly Stupid Characters!
on November 20, 2012
This was a frustrating story that had unrealistic characters or at the very least, an extremely stupid heroine. Ashton and Luca had grown up being best friends and neighbors, but when his father dies, he pushes her out of his life and seven years later, they have no relationship at all despite living next door to each other. Ashton is popular, beautiful and snobby. Luca is a "freak" with tattoos, emo attire and a band member. Each can't stand what the other has become.
Then Ashton's best friend Kance betrays her socially and romantically in the worst way and Ashton becomes an outcast with no friends. Luca, feeling sorry for her, agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend after he has gone through his own major external overhaul and becomes a gorgeous guy. While battling their true feelings for each other and their bodies' natural desire for each other, Ashton continues to be snobby and selfish while Luca begins to see a small speck of who she used to be.
It is Ashton's stupid behavior that really kills this story. Not only does she choose the wrong guy based on popularity, but she forgives her backstabbing friend setting her up to stab her again - Big Time! Luca isn't free from stupid either as he declares his love for Ashton but betrays her at the first chance he gets. It is never clear if he is drunk or swallowed a date rape drug, but come on! Also, Yuri's relationship with Luca doesn't make any sense.
I just found this story frustrating and somewhat stupid. The sexual situations were flat and the feelings afterward were confusing. The ending just made me mad. Lucas messes up, refuses to pursue Ashton and just gives up. Ashton realizes that she never gave Lucas a chance to explain and pursues him two hours out of town and tells him SHE is sorry. He messed up, and SHE is sorry?! Come on, get a back bone. The ending was just too fast and just wrong. END Spoilers***
I found myself skimming all the extra boring details, especially in the beginning and will not be reading any more in this series. I just can't take the stupid characters.
Would I/Did I buy it? Yes (.99)
Would I read it again? No
Would I recommend it to friends? Not really