My Review: 2.5 of 5 stars
Ever heard the saying “like nails on a chalkboard?” Therein lies the problem with this book. It was steamy, sexy, romantic and even funny, BUT the overuse of the “f” word and the bad clichés nearly killed what could have been a good story. Three times I counted the phrase “like nails on a chalkboard,” and it wasn’t because one character overused the phrase. It was because the author did. She also used the phrase “hit her like a ton of bricks.” Then there were the stereotypes. The most overbearing was the good Catholic girl gone wrong. This characteristic of the main character, Maddie, was repeated so often and in so many different ways that I wanted to yell, “Uncle! I get it already!” I actually liked the plot and the characters for the most part, but the writing was indeed “like nails on a chalkboard.” Granted, I was reading an uncorrected proof, so the end product may be somewhat better. I sure hope so.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.