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Melissa Barr did a great job performing the mostly, young men and women portrayed in this book. If it hadn't been for her performance and because *I was given this book in exchange for my review. I may have shut it off earlier and been done with it.
I'd suggest a rewrite, clean up the language and the mature scenes and I think this book might fit very well in the Young Adult category. However, this should not be categorized as Contemporary Romance or anything similar. It sounded like a bunch of kids who had been tight for years until a few cracks started to appear in the name of Blake.
If not for the sexual scenes this most certainly should be categorized as Yong Adult. There was no real sub plot, mystery or action to go along with the dialogue.
If you read my other reviews you will see that strong language does not make me turn off a book. I was really turned off by the constant vile language.
I really hate to use terms like average when grading a book. The author has such bravery and self assurance to put a book out, from her heart to the public – something I would never be able to do. So, major kudos to the author.
I want to give potential listeners my experience in listening to this book. It seemed to drag on..... There were also parts where the heroine would explain a set up and how it affected her or how she felt. The next chapter the same scene was described only from the heroe's point of view.
Okay, enough of that.
Notes: mature themes, strong and constant bad language
Stars: 3 stars for the story, 4 for the narration & 3.5 overall
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
This started out with some really cheesy moments, but eventually there were some things that I could really relate too. So, I liked the middle, but by the end it fell kind of flat for me. The cheesy moments made it difficult for me to connect with the main characters fully. The supporting characters were decent, though. Overall it was a fairly predictable NA romance.
I did like it, I just didn't love it.
Which scene was your favorite?
The scene with her ex and the rescue from it.
Any additional comments?
This story deals with a couple of subjects that I was able to really identify with, one is jealousy to the point that someone becomes physically hurt. I’ve been in a similar situation, and I don’t know that I could have forgiven him. I don’t feel like it was resolved effectively, and it was mostly swept under the rug. The other is stalking, with this, I feel the author was spot on with the details of it.