The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
**** (4 stars)
I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley. I thought this was a cute love story but it also had some triggering subject matter such as depression and suicide as well as others so be aware of that going in. I don’t have personal experience with the topics that are handled in this book but I think they were handled well but I would definitely suggest you read own voices reviews. As I said this was a cute love story. We have Ethan who is a single father and then there’s Nicole who has been dealt one shit hand after another. After her most recent devastation she flees to a small town and she begins to find herself. I guess you would say this is a grumpy sunshine romance however Nicole deals with depression so it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. I loved the kid in this book. Her name was Lilly and I believe she was 6. She just added more to the story. It was cute with a little bit of steam and it was slow burn. I do have to say that Nicole forgave her sister way to easily. I mean they never really sat down and had a conversation about what happened and the sister never really gave a heartfelt apology and yet they all went on like nothing ever happened. I definitely want to continue on with this series because I want more of the Jackson boys.
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
***** (5 stars)
When I saw this was a boy meets boy spin on Grease I new I had to read it. I wish I would have read it sooner because I absolutely loved it. I read this in a day. It was such a cute easy read. Well I guess I shouldn’t say that it was an easy read because there were certain parts that were hard to read. Going into this I expected it to just be a cute contemporary romance which that is what it is but there is a side story that deals with Ollies aunt having cancer. Those parts were hard to read and had me tearing up. I highly recommend this book if you haven’t read it yet.
The One by Kiera Cass
So I was so frustrated with the characters while reading this book. The whole back and forth with the emotions was driving me crazy. It’s obvious America and Maxon are in love with each other and America finally realizes that but then keeps second guessing how she feels about Aspen and if Maxon really loves her and she just kept putting off telling him how she felt because she thought if he didn’t love her like she loved him Aspen would still be there. Ugh it was so frustrating I wanted to reach into the book and slap all of them. That being said though I was fully sucked into the story and enjoyed the journey. I’m pretty sure this was originally supposed to be a trilogy and I thought this books ended pretty well except I wish the story involving Maxon’s dad would have ended differently because I felt like it was building up for something to happen but then what happened seemed like the easy way. Overall I’m still enjoying this series even though it is definitely flawed.