Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
All of you guys know how much of a CoHo fan I am. I have given five stars to every book of her I've read. I knew I needed to finally read the complementary novella, Maybe Not, before I started Confess, so I bought it and was ready to be blown away yet again... but sadly, that was not the case.
Though I actually liked Warren in Maybe Someday--I thought he was hilarious--but I felt like this novella could have been a little more integrated with Maybe Someday and it would have been even more amazing than it was. I feel like the sexiness of Warren and Bridgette's story would have been more evened out by Ridge and Sydney's love story. Warren and Bridgette's relationship is an odd one. It's based nearly entirely on sexual interest, but then there are some good moments and some really funny ones peppered through this novella that in my opinion kinda saves it. Even still, this book kinda fell flat for me. I felt like it was just more of a reason to write smut than anything else. I still love CoHo, it's just that this novella wasn't entirely my thing.
I gave this book 2 stars.
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
This was a spur of the moment buy on my Kindle, and I stayed up reading it until 6:30am. Yes, you read that correctly. I think I read it at the perfect time. I wasn't in a reading rut per se, but I was in a type of reading funk that I really wanted to get out of. I randomly decided to buy it and it was actually probably one of the best decisions.
It was a story of two head strong characters and the story of bad first impressions turned into love. Though it's a bit predictable and slightly cliché at times, it made up for it in character depth and development. I loved the slow simmer between Hannah and Garrett. I also really enjoyed the depth of their character, and what exactly made them who they were. I think this book was just the thing I needed in order to get back into the swing of things. I will say that I really enjoyed this book more than I would want to admit. I thought it was a nice little story and I am very interested in reading the next one once it is released later this spring!
I gave this book 5 stars
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
I have heard so many good things about Jamie's books, and I heard that Beautiful Oblivion was nothing but excellent. I mean it has over a 4 star rating average on Goodreads. That should mean great things right?
Well, I must have bought a completely different book because I hated it. I found myself rolling my eyes at all the characters because of their ridiculous actions that in no way matched up with their ages. Everyone seemed so illogical and verging on stupid. They jumped to too many conclusions, and their choices made absolutely no sense whatsoever. Also can we just talk about how stock every single character was? There wasn't a single character that didn't step outside of their stereotypes or anything.
To say this book was disappointed would be an understatement; it was dramatically underwhelming. I'm glad I only paid $1.99 instead of full price.
I gave this book 1 star.