Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: June 4, 2018
I don’t usually give 2 stars, especially when it’s a trope that I love–best friend’s brother to lovers. But there’s just something so wrong with this book that I didn’t enjoy reading it at all. I even flipped the pages just so I could get to the end, and even then, it wasn’t satisfying at all.
The role reversal was refreshing though–Noah was the serial monogamist, while Wendy didn’t believe in relationships–but even that failed to save this story.
So, what went wrong?
Where to start my rant?
I read because I enjoy reading. I enjoy the escape, and it’s great entertainment. Usually. Of course, I come across a bad book every so often, but I count that as the risks of the trade.
When I was younger, I’d usually discuss the books I read with like-minded people, friends who also read romance and read voraciously. We’d trade books and recommend books to each other. With the advent of blogs like blogspot and wordpress, it made reviewing books even easier and allows us to reach a wider audience, more romance junkies oohing and aahing over the books we love.
It also allowed us to reach authors and tell them how much we love or hate their books. Well, I don’t usually send out the hate, but when it’s a mixed review, I’d tag the author on Twitter. Naively, I thought she’d appreciate knowing what I thought of her book from a reader’s perspective, that maybe she’d take it as constructive feedback.
Some authors are truly nice people. They appreciate your review (whether positive or negative), and they’d thank you nicely. It’s a rare author who can be polite in the face of a negative review.
But they’re not the reason I’m writing this post. Continue reading