Author: Olive East
Release Date: August 22nd, 2017
Rating: 2.5 Stars
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Description from Goodreads:
When Brooks walks into my life, I can’t keep from wanting him. He’s perfection—a sexy veterinary student who knows how to cook and always cheers me up when I’m down. But I don’t deserve a man like him. There’s a darkness in me that no one could ever love, and I know he’ll abandon me, just like everyone I’ve ever cared about. Just like my father. I wouldn’t be able to stand that hurt, so I push him away. Then my ex comes back. He betrayed me before, but now he says he wants to make me feel whole again. I know it isn’t right, and I shouldn’t let him into my life. But all I want is to recapture the happiness I once had. But sometimes those who want to fix things leave you more broken, and some friends turn out to be false. How can you tell true love from a lie?
I wrote notes for this book after reading it. The first note I made?
A bit meh.
That pretty sums up my feelings while reading this book. I didn’t love the characters, I didn’t become invested and start rooting for the romance or revenge.
The main thing I came away with after reading this book was asking what the hell that so called friendship was. Ollie didn’t grow throughout the book, she never tried to better herself, her relationships with her family in friends. She became a pretty stagnant character that didn’t go anywhere. She put up with a lot, and because of that became annoying.
I didn’t like Sadie or Aaron, her best friend and ex. While Sadie had more redeeming qualities that Aaron, she still wasn’t a nice character. Thankfully there was Brooks. He was the saving grace for this otherwise below average novel. I really liked his character, although who knows why he put up with Ollie.
I was pretty content with the book being ‘meh’. And then I read the end. It was tacky and cheap, and really ruined the book for me. The revenge was awful and a bad end to the book.
The premise held promise, but unfortunately the did not deliver.