I’m not much of a hater, I always try my best to see the good in people and in books. But, alas, I am only human and sometimes I get filled with pure rage over silly things. This year (so far) I’ve read a total of 76 books and among them are a couple of very hyped up books that I just…did not appreciate. I’ll divide these into parts because there is an insane amount of hatred in my little body and I need to take it easy. There might be some minor spoilers and swearing ahead so you’ve been warned!!!
Let’s start with the worst one of them all!
Oh boy. Where to even begin with this trainwreck.
If you haven’t read this piece of work then I really don’t recommend you do unless you’re looking for some horrible literature that’ll make you want to rip you hair out. Talk about unimaginative characters, terrible plot line and boring narration. So many things went wrong with this book, I still can’t process all of them. First of all, nothing really happened in this book. It was just a really long book about nothing. The dialogue was stilted and unrealistic and everything was just so repetitive. The same scenarios keep happening along the “story” over and over and you can’t help but groan at the lack of creativity.
Our main characters, Tessa and Hardin, are just straight up AWFUL people.
Tessa is just plain stupid, I swear. Her ditziness is so forced that sometimes while reading I found myself screaming at the book because I could just NOT understand how she could be so stupid. Not only that, but she was a cheater and tHEN SHE ACTED LIKE SHE WASN’T. SHE WAS ALWAYS ASKING FOR TROUBLE AND THEN ACTED ALL INNOCENT AND VICTIMIZED WHEN SHE GOT IT. I WANTED TO SLAP HER, REPEATEDLY. SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE THIS OVERACHIEVING NERD CHICK WITH A STICK UP HER ASS BUT SHE SURE IS A MORON WHEN IT COMES TO RELATIONSHIPS AND BEING A NORMAL HUMAN BEING.
Hardin took the shit cake though. The author tried to portray him as this tortured soul who couldn’t handle love because he is just so jaded (BARF).
Hardin is the shittiest leading man I’ve ever read. Not only is he abusive towards Tessa, but he’s such a baby about things. There was not an inch of maturity in his character and that’s a total turn off. He’s supposed to be a “stereotypical bad boy” but mostly, he just whines about everything and throws the most ridiculous tantrums for no valid reason whatsoever.
Back to the abuse; Hardin is very thorough with giving Tessa a total mental breakdown. He makes her extremely insecure and ruins any possible relationship she might have had in the future. I’m not saying that Tessa didn’t provoke him at times, because she did, but Hardin really was a psychotic little fucker with no self control. Not only that, but later on they try to excuse his behavior by telling us his sob story, WHICH STILL DOES NOT IN ANY CASE EXCUSE WHAT AN ABSOLUTE ASSHOLE HE IS.
So yeah, toxic relationship and abuse? check. Repetitive scenarios with no originality whatsoever? check. Slutshaming? double check.
Needless to say, I’m not continuing this series anytime soon.