Hardly Obsessed

A totally unoriginal blog about anything and everything

Book 8: Made for You

Book: Made for You by Lauren Layne
Goal: 8
Rating: 3/5… maybe 3.5

On one hand, I really really enjoyed this. On the other hand, it felt really superficial. I think I love this trope simply because it’s a legit reason for what would otherwise be instalove (even though it was kinda instalove at 15). But I wanted something a little bit more out of their relationship. I thought it was a little ridiculous of Will to just storm off after telling her he’s been in love with her for years and barely giving her a chance to think about it. Brynn was just a little too snobby for my taste, why wouldn’t you know what he does for a living?  And why did it take them 15 years to get to this point!? Anyway… I still really liked it. And I’m inclined to go back and read the first book in this series even though I already read the first chapter and decided to give it a pass. haha.

Book 7: The Rosie Project

Book: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Goal: 7
Rating: 3/5

Hmmm… I liked it, but not quite as much as I was expecting to. The beginning and end were enjoyable but I thought the middle dragged quite a bit and I was about ready to put it aside for the second time!  Glad I finally finished it but I have about zero interest in the second one.

Book 6: Irresistibly Yours

Book: Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne
Goal: 6
Rating: 3/5

This was super enjoyable and compulsively readable.

Book 5: Thank You For Riding

Book: Thank You For Riding by Meg Maguire
Goal: 5
Rating: 3/5

It was pretty cute. Less steamy than I was expecting but I suppose that’s my bad for buying a Meg Maguire book and not a Cara McKenna book. Surprisingly funny though!

Book 4: The One & Only

Book: The One & Only by Emily Giffin
Goal: 4
Rating: 3.5/5

After what happened when reading my last Emily Giffin book, I diligently looked up reviews before deciding to read this book. I made sure to click all the spoilers and knew exactly what was going to happen going into the book. I told myself I would stop immediately if the book started annoying me but guess what? I enjoyed it! I think since I knew what was going to happen I decided to suspend my disbelief and ickiness regarding the situation and just go with it. But it kind of lost me towards the end. It felt like all the stuff happening with Ryan was just an excuse as to why she couldn’t be with this perfectly nice guy. And the ending didn’t wrap anything up. Why was Lucy suddenly ok with the whole thing? What happened to the investigation? What about her job?

 

Book 3: City of the Lost

Book: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Goal Progress: 3
Rating: 4/5

I’m finding Kelley Armstrong’s characters to all be very similar. Overly considerate and apologetic, yet ass kicking girl. Guy with a troubled past who has a hard time opening up. Miscommunication ensues because of both issues. And don’t forget the love-triangle with the nice(ish) guy. But its a tried and true formula that seems to work for her and I love it all the same. I enjoyed reading this book, I love the idea of the city where people go to escape. There were so many interesting things happening. I thought the ending was a little abrupt, I guess I like my books to have more character interaction after the mystery is solved before we leave them. But this does leave things open for us to return to Rockton for another adventure (I just checked and yes, this will be a series. I seriously can’t wait for more :) ).

Book 2: The Score

Book: The Score by Elle Kennedy
Goal Progress: 2
Rating: 4/5

This was really good! For my personal preference, it got a little too dramatic towards the end but I understood why it had to happen. Dead comes in a very close second to Logan for best boy in the Off Campus series. Hopefully Tucker’s book is just as good! Though I’m not a huge fan of that plot device so I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

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