Helena Conway has fallen in love.
But not unprovoked. Kit Isley is everything she's not—unstructured, untethered, and not even a little bit careful.
It could all be so beautiful...if he wasn't dating her best friend. Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn't.
Hmmm.... So when I finished this book, I had laid in bed and wrote this review in my head before drifting off to sleep. Of coarse, like any late-night bedtime thinking, I cannot remember the wonderful review I had thought up. F*ck my brain! It always fails me when I need it to succeed the most!
So I lay in bed thinking... what do I rate this book? Is it a 5 star read? Or is it a 4 star read? Well, the answer for me is simple. If I have to think about it, it isn't 5 stars (for me). So that leaves me with 4 stars... So that is what my rating is...
This book. Hmmm... Well let me start off with saying I have a hard time with Tarryn's writing style. I loved LMWL series, I liked Marrow. I had a difficult time with Marrow. Because of the writing style. So that's where I kind of am with this one. I really liked this story. I just had a hard time feeling much emotion because of the writing style. I feel like this should be a book I should feel all kinds of things; all of the things. But, I just couldn't. So with that, I say boooo.
The storyline in this story. It is unique. So that is always a plus with me. I lust for uniqueness. It's the love triangle (or square if you want to be specific) you want to cringe while reading. It's a train wreck waiting to happen. You know it will happen. But what you don't know is who will walk away and who won't. Who will be the most broken. That's the best part of this kind of story.
Characters... Ummm... I think I am alone with this. I didn't like any of them. Not a one. But that was okay with me. I may not have liked them, but somehow that made my experience all the better. I know, weird. Usually if I don't like any of the characters in the book, I don't like the book. That wasn't the case this time around. I was glad when each of them were hurting or got what they deserved, because of my dislike for them. I think my dislike for them kept me reading... The masochist in me wanted every last one to end up alone.
And where in the heckity heck did Muslim come from. I literally laughed. He was thrown in there. The wrench that made no sense. I mean, at first he makes sense. It's understandable why he emerges when he does... But then when you find out more about him, who he is, you will be like, WTF?!? What is his part in this story. I am still completely baffled by him. But my befuddledness makes me giggle. He is so inconsequential it shouldn't be weighing in, but it is. I feel like he SHOULD be important, considering...
So overall, with all of my rambling and incoherent thoughts, I think you should just read this book. Then come back here. Let's discuss. Do you like the characters? Am I insane? Or am I just that demented that I like to see characters suffer? Either way, you will need to discuss, I am sure. So if you want to, come here, comment, or drop me a line on FB. I feel like this is a book everyone should experience.
My Rating: 4 stars