First of all, let me start by saying that if you plan to read this book and haven’t read Not The Girl You Marry… GO DO THAT 😂 I realised about halfway through that the leading female character in this book is the sister of the main guy in the last Andie J. Christopher book (which I didn’t think to read first because I didn’t realise they’d be linked… the fact that the characters in the synopsises share a last name completely went over my head 😂😂) Of course, I’m sure they can be read as stand-alones, but we see the couple from the last book in this one and I have a feeling I missed quite a bit of inside information from not having read that first 🙊
There’s also one more thing that was part of the synopsis that I did not absorb until I was reading the book. (What is it with me and not properly grasping what I’m reading in a synopsis?? 😂) And let’s just say that when I hit the spot in the book where it clicked in my brain, I laughed aloud. And I didn’t stop for at least five minutes 😂 I don’t know why, but I found it unexpectedly hilarious.
This book wasn’t exactly all that I thought it would be, but it also wasn’t… terrible? Like, it had a storyline and it worked (sorta… kinda debatable 😂), but it also felt like a lot of back and forth was happening? And I suppose it happens in a lot of romance books, and I’m probably just getting tired of it, so maybe that doesn’t count for much 😂 But it did start to feel a bit repetitive near the end, like the plot was running in circles (excessively so) 🤔
Although, I’ve gotta be really honest… this book wasn’t really for me. I just found myself getting frustrated with it because I couldn’t make sense of what the characters wanted. They kept saying one thing and then turning around and acting a completely different way. It’s like they couldn’t decide who they wanted to be and that just confused me and kept me from being able to engage with the story. The characters, in that sense, didn’t feel very real to me. They were all over the place—as was the story, from my perspective.
Also, the age difference seemed to be an issue to the characters… but it wasn’t really, in my opinion?? It seemed to only be an issue because it was the girl that was older than the boy and that made me kind of irritated. If it had been the guy that was older, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have been as much of an issue. Certainly not enough to rattle the plot as much as it did. It seemed to be more for convenience if anything and that bothered me.