I liked this story, but it didn't particularly strike me like some of the other stories did. Bren and Mason were cool, and I liked him more than her. She was a little to prickly for me to ever really connect with her, but she was sassy so I liked her for that. The plot was entertaining, if somewhat predictable. On a side note, Trent, Mason's friend, was awesome. All in all, the story was enjoyable, but not my favorite of the series.
I enjoyed this book so much. It's been a while since I've read an adult paranormal romance, and this did not disappoint! The characters—all of them—were very well fleshed out, even ones without their own bodies—like the demon of Misery. Part of this is because even though I haven't read the first 12 books (though now I'm definitely going to—and the back of the book actually summarizes each of the previous books), I got a sense of the history and complexity of each character.
Most importantly, Cameo and Lazarus were both awesome on their own as well as a couple. She is a kickass fighter with a smart mouth and the heart-wrenching and isolating problem of dealing with the demon of Misery that pains almost everyone around her, except Lazarus and her friend Violet, who was also awesome. There comes a part in the second half of the novel when Cameo is so overcome by Misery's influence, and it really hit home with me, as someone who has struggled with depression. It made me connect with her and Lazarus more than ever, though by that point I was already very invested.
I enjoyed this story so much. Max and Addison got along so well, and I love that it's their love for Dylan that helps bring them together. Their shared interest to each other is perfectly mirrored in each other's POV, as is their attempts to derail their attraction was super awesome to read.
I liked this story a lot. Bailey and Sean are very strong-headed and have a lot of chemistry together. Their interactions with each other, and the supposed love-triangle involving Sean's twin brother was super entertaining to read.
As you may recall, I did not really enjoy the first book in the For Her series, Everything For Her, because the stalker level was through the roof (it made Christian Grey's antics look tame). And the only reason I even pre-ordered His Alone was because of the very enticing preview at the end of book 1.
Thankfully, this story was much better. Although the obsessiveness and stalker behavior was still present, it was much less intrusive to the story. It was more in the background rather than the glaring driving force for everything. Paige even remarks on multiple accounts about how similar Ryan (nicknamed "Captain America" by Mallory in Everything For Her) is to her half-brother Miles ("Oz"):
Ethan and Juliet were such a good couple. The plot, and all the subplots made me super eager to continue reading their story. Who doesn't love a good political thriller? Juliet's mission is so urgent and engaging, and Ethan's personal story, and the way he insists on helping her is awesome.
I really enjoyed this story. Abby is one kickass woman who is smart, ruthless, and a heart of gold. Kane is just awesome. He's a good man, is super skilled at his job, and is sexy as hell.
I don't think I've read a book that has just made me smile without also making me frown about other issues (plot, characters, etc). I really had no complaints about this book. Well, maybe one. The plot was a bit generic, but the characters were so enjoyable, I don't really care.
Loved Cassie: she's awkward, smart, but has an adventurous spirit. She's considerate, goofy, and is such a sweetheart.
Simon is sexy as hell, he's smart, and is a great lover and brother. He makes one big mistake in the novel, but it's understandable, and I don't think less of him for it.
This is what I wanted at the end of Bully and Until You. I think I now realize my biggest issue with Tate and Jared's relationship is that he never really changed. She just agreed to date him, almost rewarding him for all his bad behavior. Whereas here, she really makes him work for it.
I also loved that his mom calls him out on being a bully—finally!
Let me start off by saying that I am so happy for Lindsey Summers for getting her book published. I loved The Cell Phone Swap on Wattpad, and devoured it and everything related to it (the short stories: TCPS Tales, Talon's POV shorts: iAmTalon, and the in-progress sequel that tells Zach's story: Gambling With Hearts).
Second, I received a print ARC from the MaximumPop because I (and others) won a giveaway. My opinions here are my own, and not influenced by the fact that I received a free copy of the book.
I liked how this was streamlined from the Wattpad version, but I think removing the main reason Kelley breaks up with him in the middle (of the Wattpad version) had a lot more gravitas than just the issue that was toward the start of the Wattpad story and was kept.
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