I need to preface my
When I first met Livie in One Tiny Lie, I really liked her. I couldn't wait to read the book where she was the heroine. As I began reading this, I began to get cold-sweat flashbacks to Keira from Thoughtless. (I was one of the few people that did NOT enjoy that book).
This was me for the majority of this book
I did not expect for this book to have a bit of a love triangle. Love triangles, yeaaaa.....
But I digress. When Ashton is first introduced, I was all over that!
"He's pretty much the hottest guy at the school." She takes a sip of her beer. "And also a giant ass."
"That much I gathered."
"And a bit of a man whore."
Those are the magic words for me, and a recipe for a great hero, but sadly it just didn't last.
There was a whole lot of angst, which I normally don't mind. The constant push-pull, back and forth dance between Ashton and Livie drove me bat sh!t crazy. It was a whole bunch of
Over and over and over and over...well you get the point
Livie was a big let down for me as well.
You can do this. Just keep being nice to him. Just a few more days until I rip his heart out and stomp on it.
I get that they're in college and Livie is only 18. But like I said, this is a huge hot button for me. I hate it. So it just killed the whole vibe of the book for me.
The 85% mark of this book was the straw that broke the camel's back for me.
Yes there are reasons behind all this that we find out in the very last chapter of the book. For me, I already had such a solidified dislike for both of these characters, that it was a case of too little too late.
I can go on and on, but I need to cut myself off, or this will be the review that never ends.
Majority of the book is filled with this angst. We do get a HEA, but I thought the ending was very glossed over and rushed.
Don't get me wrong, there were still parts of the book that I enjoyed. I loved getting to catch up with Kacey and Trent. The interactions between Livie and her sister were hilarious. I also really liked the banter between Livie and Dr. Stayner. I loved his character. We also get more glimpses at the old gang, Ben, Storm, Dan and *swooning* Cain. Livie roommate, Reagan was also a riot to read.
Sadly that just wasn't enough to bring this book up to anything above 3 stars for me.
I just didn't find the title, One Tiny Lie, to be appropriate to what I read (there was nothing tiny about it).