Book 34: Dirty Sexy Inked

Book: Dirty Sexy Inked by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Rating: 2/5

Meh. It was fine, not great, and I skim read most of it. Won’t be reading the rest of the series.

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Books 30-33: Book Boyfriend Series

Book Boyfriend Series by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Book: Big Shot
Rating: 3.5/5

Ooops, turns out I already owned this and had read half of it. I’m not sure why I stopped because it was actually very enjoyable!

Book: Faking It
Rating: 4/5

This was super adorable. I loved Max and his relationship with Hailey. This was my favourite of the 4.

Book: Well Built
Rating: 2/5

I didn’t enjoy this one as much. It felt a little rambly and repetitive and shallow. Too many descriptions of what people were wearing. Ella was too much of a martyr. And I didn’t get any chemistry from her and Kyle, it seemed like the authors were relying on the fact they had an off book history and that didn’t relate to on page chemistry. Kyle was also weirdly obsessive (following Ella to the bar) and I don’t recall this behavior being this prominent in other books.

Book: Rock Solid
Rating: 2/5

Blah. I skim read the entire predictable book.

Book 29: Playing with Temptation

Book: Playing with Temptation by Erika Wilde
Rating: 3.5/5

What a surprise, a free book that I actually enjoyed! I enjoyed the romance between Logan and Raina more than anything. I didn’t much care for the ending when he left her to go get food because 1) I’m surprised he didn’t notice she hadn’t eaten all day and brought her something earlier and 2) delivery but I suppose the story line had to move along somehow.

Book 27: Leah on the Offbeat

Book: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Rating: 3/5

This book was surprisingly funny, and Simon was hands down the best part of it. Which is probably not a great sign when he’s not even the main character in the book. I liked Leah, and I wanted to sympathize with her, but she made it so hard.

Good thoughts here and here.

Book 26: The Chase

Book: The Chase by Elle Kennedy
Rating: 2.5/5

While I liked Summer for the most part, I didn’t at all understand the attraction to Fitz other than him being super hot. He had zero personality, and in the personality that we did see, he was a total asshole. I didn’t even remotely get it. I thought Hunter was a way better love interest since he seemed to actually like her! This also became a book heavy on issues, Summer would get all ranty over various social issues and I was not at all interested. Also, I’m pretty over the adjective heavy writing style of Elle Kennedy. But I’ll probably still give the next books in the series a try.