2.5 Meh stars
One day, a man is going to come along and sweep you away. He’s going to give you that feeling you can’t go back on, that feeling that will change your world.
Damn my clicker finger. She sees the words MC and a markdown to $.99 and she just HAS to one click. The compulsive bitch! Last time I allow her to make a decision for me.
I believe that the author had all the right ingredients for a fantastic book. But unfortunately I don't think she mixed them right, and the end result was a bit...well...meh. At least it was for me. The book didn't work for me for a number of reason. What are the reasons you ask? Well I'll tell you.
The amount of times that Cade called Addison "sugar". Yes I fucking counted. It drove me out of my ever loving mind. I was willing to overlook the "babe" and the overused "yeah" ending sentences, yeah? But the sugar thing. Gah! It was every other sentence. C'mon. Switch it up a bit here, Cade. There's honey, baby, sweetheart, twat. Freaking anything but sugar!! I'm pretty sure I got to a point where every time I read "sugar" I just wanted to
Number of eye rolls I had over the at times juvenile dialogue. Addison was only 21 years old, so I can excuse some instances. But her behavior really didn't endear me to her. She's been through hell, and I wanted to feel for her. I truly did. But she just drove me crazy at times with her childish tantrums and behavior.
Number of times I almost DNF'd this book. As much as I wanted to like this book, the negatives definitely outweighed the positives for me. The story flow seemed choppy at times. The jumping between Past and Present would have worked if it was just with Addison. But when it had the same thing of an event from Cade's past, it didn't really work. The progression of the relationships between Cade and Addison, and Addison and Jackson weren't believable. At least not in the time frames it happened in.
A character that I truly wish was killed off.
What worked for me
Cade. Well aside from the "sugar" business, he was sexy as hell. I seem to have a soft spot for the dirty talkers, and he really delivered on that end.
Sugar, if I wanted my dick wet, I could get it wet anywhere, with anyone. I don’t want my dick wet. I want it fuckin’ drenched, drippin’ and surrounded in you."
I love me an asshole. The only thing better than an asshole, is a tatted and pierced asshole. And Spike is rumored to have some interesting "spikes" in some VERY interesting areas.
It was hot. At least I think it was. Maybe? I got so frustrated with so many parts of this book that I skimmed through a lot of it. Sex included.
While the book didn't quite work for me, I will gladly pick up Bella Jewel's next book because I think this may have been the case of a debut novel and working out the "new book" kinks.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to get intimately acquainted with Spike's spikes. Well, maybe not intimately intimately. But I have a VERY good imagination. I'll make do. And I thank you