I spent this entire weekend with my nose in a book…well to my Kindle. I got three books read and I adored 1, felt a little meh about the other, and couldn’t quite see where some of the 5 stars came from for the last. Let’s discuss
The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score…This book was hilarious to me. It felt like I was reading two different stories all rolled up in one. The first half reminded me of an Amy Schumer comedy and the second half was that angsty romance that I love. Frankie is a tough girl from Brooklyn. She is funny and quick and cute to boot. Her two brothers had me dying laughing and so did her mom. Frankie is my favorite type of heroine because he isn’t a yes girl. She has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to give them a voice. Her leading man, Aiden, is the stuff that dreams are made of. He is our typical alpha but watching his walls come down for Frankie is the best part of this story. He doesn’t put up with her ish and calls her out when she is being over the top,
“I’m not trying to keep you from the wedding, you irresponsible, exasperating idiot. I’m on your side.” ~Aiden
Now, don’t take this as Aiden being a rude dude, he definitely isn’t. You’ve got to read that story to find this quote as hilarious as I did. Bottom line, I couldn’t put this book down and was genuinely sad when it was over. Those are my favorite types of books. The ones that you know you are going to miss when you get to the “Before you go” on your Kindle. The one that you know is going to give you a book hangover…well, I refused to be hungover so I did a read and rally (my version of a puke and rally) and was on to the next book. 5 fun stars.
Which lead me to One Last Time by Corinne Michaels. Ms. Michaels is usually an immediate One-click for me. I’ve loved most of her stuff but found this one lacking. It has GREAT potential. I loved the beginning of the book. It shows the ugly stuff that some marriages go through and most are afraid to admit to. It shows vulnerability in a way that I didn’t expect and I absolutely adore that. However, the insta-love that I loathe at times reared its ugly head. There are moments when it is warranted and this isn’t one. The heroine is going through an ugly divorce and even though she is a beautiful mom, I don’t get why Noah was so hell-bent on being in her presence, his reason for his pump ’em then dump ’em lifestyle isn’t a great one for me but I get it. I thought it had more to do with being a celebrity but I was wrong. That was the only shocking twist that happened in this story. It was so predictable that I was sadly disappointed. 3.5 stars
I decided I didn’t want to end on a sour note and picked up Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan. This was a struggle to finish. The premise was dumb AF and although I kept reading it, I felt myself rolling my eyes the entire time. I read the blurb and thought “this could be kind of fun.” I was wrong. The heroine is boring and the hero is a terrible alpha/playboy. He goes from pimp to wimp in 2.2 seconds. I usually like Kendall Ryan but this time she missed the mark which leads me to believe that some people dole out 5 star reviews just because they like an author and not because the work warrants it. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid y’all…I just wasted $3.99 on a book that I could’ve waited for on KU. 2 stars