I did have a chance to get a little reading done while I was celebrating my birthday weekend in Hollywood, California. I needed something to read on the plane and I purchased Bait awhile ago and thought why not…

91D5tH58HnL._SL1500_Synopsis: He was trouble from the start, but I couldn’t resist.
[She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.]
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
[I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.]
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
[She never tells me yes.]
We’re always fighting.
[When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.]
He makes me laugh so hard.
[I miss her laugh the most.]
I’m a liar.
[She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.]
Sometimes, I wish I’d never met him.
[I wish we could meet all over again. I’d do better.]
His girlfriend knows.
                                                       [The guy she’s with is a fool.]
                                                       I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
                                                       [She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.]
                                                       It was the wrong place.
                                                       [It was the wrong time.]
                                                       It should have been him.
                                                       [It will always be her.]

Wow. This was a complete cluster f*ck if I’ve ever read one…and not it a bad way. I know a lot of people that don’t like to read books about cheating/cheaters, but I don’t judge so I don’t mind. If the story is good then the story is good regardless of the situation. After reading Love In English by Karina Halle, I had a new outlook on “cheating.” I understood how the two lovers came together and I respected their choices and loved the story even though they were “morally” wrong. I enjoyed both characters, the cheater and the cheatee. Yet, on the other hand, I also read Thoughtless by SC Stephens and although I loved the story I HATED cheating ass Keira…still do.

M. Mabie did a great job with this. Bait is told from both characters POV, the cheater (Blake) and the cheatee (Casey). I loved him, he was sweet, silly and hardworking and he was in love. Blake I wasn’t and still am not sure how I feel about her. It’s not as bad as my hatred for Keira…yes Keira, I still hate you. You see where the book is headed from the first chapter but it does drag a little and about half-way through I was finding myself screaming, ” JUST PICK ONE ALREADY DAMN!!” Not that it wasn’t entertaining in between it was just so annoying how Blake continued to drag her feet.

This is a great start to a series although I wonder where it will go from here. The way it ended I felt there was no need for a second book it but of course a cliffhanger was added. So 3.8 stars for this good start, only because I feel like it should’ve been resolved in this one book, however, I look forward to seeing where this story will go.

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