I am never really any good with these things, I kind of feel like I am at a job interview. So let's see, what can I tell you about me and my little blog thingy? Ok well I am an avid reader and have been doing since I first learned how. About a year ago I became a part of the review world. I am in no way a professional and I pretty much do it for the fun of it. I have no rules and no guidelines for myself, well except for I always have to be completely honest. And you can tell by my reviews that I have posted so far that I have no problem at all with that. I add my personality to every review and I know things don't always make sense but I bet you laughed(hopefully). I usually stick to romance books but I have been know to pick up others if the cover and synopsis garb my attention. I currently help out on a couple blogs and reviews teams plus I am an occasionally guest reviewer on one.
To tell you about me well, I am a 30+ year old stay at home mom. I went completely blind about two years ago. But with a couple of eyes surgeries I now have complete vision back in one eye. I have a serious weakness for tattoos and I am currently proudly showing off 12 of my own. Yeahhhh, so that's it for now.
I was given this book for an honest review.
What can I really say about this book? Honestly I thought the story idea was great, the synopsis grabbed my attention. I really couldn't wait to grab this and start reading. But sadly that's where it all ended. Now the book as a whole was about a 3 star for me. There was really nothing about it that grabbed me and made me want to hold on, it just kind of all went downhill from the beginning for me.
The characters weren't all that bad really. First we have Stella, ok I am not going to lie and say that every time I red her name I wasn't screaming "STELLA" in my head.. I honestly couldn't strop myself from doing it and when the bartender did it, I busted out laughing. She was basically your everyday woman struggling to make it in this big ol world. She wasn't the typical long legged statuesque blonde cover model either. And trust me this girl had some serious self esteem issues. She even admitted to being obsessed with a coworker because he seemed like the perfect guy, hell she had already named their kids lol. I liked her in parts of the story but sometimes she annoyed me. Second we have Cambell, the typical tall dark and handsome egotistical millionaire. I liked him best when he was drunk. He seemed to show actual personality then. Other times he was kind of dull. Well he was quite adorable when he was being sweet closer there to the end. Eventually they got their act together and he stopped saying all the wrong things and they got their HEA. But please, please let me point out that if a man tells you that he loves you for the first time while that is going on, well continue on like you never even heard him because that is just so not romantic ladies and gentlemen lol.
Now this story idea was truly a great idea but the execution of it was just all wrong. The story was just so choppy in areas and just kind of seemed jammed together in some places. It kind of almost resembles a 5 year old's macaroni art. You know the idea was great but when it's all said and done the end result is somewhat a cute little mess. I really think that the best part of this story was the end and please, I don't mean because it was over either. I mean in the last few pages it almost seemed like the author relaxed and the story actually started to flow some, it wasn't as bumpy. And here we are left with somewhat flat characters, mediocre sex scenes, there were a few laugh out loud moments, a great story idea and not so great story telling, My opinion and my opinion alone has led me to my 3 star rating. But like I always say, just because this wasn't the book for me doesn't mean it may not end up on your best book ever list.
My song for this book is - Pink ~ You Make me Sick