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I really wanted to like it...
on August 23, 2013
... but there was just something missing.
First of all and easier to explain, it dragged out a lot. Some paragraphs were superfluous and unecessary and things were said over and over, just in different words. I almost started skipping pages because of that, but I made an effort and hung in there.
Second and possibly trickier to explain is all the reasoning behind Riley's reluctance to get involved with Chelle. All the "I'm too much like my mother" and "I'm not cut out for family life" didn't sound so convincing in comparison to the feelings he had towards Chelle, as for the author's words.
I give credit to Melanie cause she sure had a good story in her hands, although a little cliché 'best friend's little sister' and all. But she had good characters - which brings me to another issue. I know this is not the first one in the series so I was not familiar with all the secondary characters. Even then, there was just too many of them and it wasn't easy to keep track which distracted me sometimes.
Anyway, she has a good writing and most of all, the dialogues were awesome. If not for the problems cited above, I'd have absolutely loved the book. Still, if you want a somewhat light and cute romance, get it.
Oh, I don't know how that works, but the reason I bought this book was cause it kept appearing on my Facebook feed as an ad. Whomever invented that is a genius and I'm sure got a good number of people to do the same thing I did.