Author: Ashelyn Drake
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
Published: May 27th 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 81
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Purchased Amazon
★★★ (3/5) Stars!
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This was another one of our Girls with Books weekend read-alongs with Jessica from Lovin' Los Libros, Danielle from What Danielle Did Next, Wendy from Book Scents, Tonya from lilybloombooks, Trish from Between the Lines, Chelsea from Starbucks & Books Obsession and CeCe from CeCe's Steaming Mug of Books. I'd been looking forward to this one for a while. Unfortunately I didn't look close enough before getting into this book and after about 10-15 min of reading I look down and notice I was already at 10% which was confusing me because that's pretty darn quick. So I thought maybe I was reading longer than I thought and looked it up only to find out... it's 81 pages long. Sigh.
81 pages just isn't enough time to build a believable romance between 2 strangers. It was cute at the start and had me smiling and all that. But after a couple hours and she's wondering if he hits on all freshmen like this or if she's "special" and then I see things like "I'm not that type of guy" and "I believe you" it's like really.....? Really? You've been acquainted all of 3 or 4 hours and you can take his word so easily? Not to mention spend the night with him? Wasn't impressed with that.
As a full length novel this book has so much more potential and I probably would be raving about it right now because like I said it started off cute and had me all excited. The characters were easy to like and had the romance been strung out for more than a 24 hour period the storyline would have been great too.
The only other thing I had a problem with was the bathroom cat fight. It just felt awkward and out of place. Thrown in just for tension sake. Things were short enough without having a potential roadblock that..turned out to be nothing. Another "it's not like that" and "I believe you" type of thing.
Overall I didn't hate it. I didn't love it. It just was.