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Posted August 16, 2014
I wish the story was longer. There was a really great story here
I wish the story was longer. There was a really great story here but it was too short. There was not enough time spent on how the two characters became so in love with each other. They are two different people from two different lifestyles. There is an attraction but I just did not see how they fell in love. But I would definitely suggest reading it for the fluffy story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 20, 2013
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly 3 out of 5
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKellyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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This is one of those books that I didn't dislike but it didn't really grab me and suck me in either. Jake is a rock star that comes across mostly as a jaded jerk. We find out right away that Skyla is his secret sister and she has no clue. He hired her to help with the bands fan mail so he could keep an eye on and take care of her from afar. He takes the time to insane amounts of research on Beth, Skyla's soon to be husband's ex-wife-are you still with me?-so he can show up on her doorstep with a ploy to keep her away from Skyla's future husband. Apparently he doesn't research enough to find out that Beth's mother has passed away after being sick for quite sometime. He forces himself upon her and then media chaos ensues. Beth is likable enough with her quirky dress and quick wit. I was not a fan of how quickly she falls into bed (couch) with Jake. She literally knew nothing about him, including the fact that he was famous less than 24 hours ago. While they do build the relationship over time they never really drew me in. I think it would have worked better if it were shorter. There were several times where the plot dragged enough for me to put it down and focus on something else for a while. There were several funny moments and the banter between them at times was quite amusing. Overall this book is worth taking a look at, especially if you prefer your heroes as rock stars.
Posted July 18, 2013
No one likes a spoiled rock star, and Jake¿s horribly bratty beh
No one likes a spoiled rock star, and Jake’s horribly bratty behavior and “do you know who I am” attitude was wearing through the entire story. I appreciated his desire to protect his sister, and he did show a more human and vulnerable side as the story progressed, even with his pulling the rock star card.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Beth was different, divorced and truly no longer in love with her ex (who happens to be Jake’s sister’s fiancé) is more than a bit naïve. I understand the closeness and the ability to be friends with an ex, but the whole premise of her being the wedding planner and everyone skipping down the rainbow road was just a bit much.
Add that bit of complication into Jake’s plan of removing Beth’s ex-husband and his sister’s fiancé from her life: the story just gets too tangled and further delves into improbable land. It was hard to drum up a great deal of empathy for the characters with all of the silliness surrounding their story, and their complete say one thing do another behaviors that went from confusing to annoying. Both plots took a while to both develop and find some sort of common ground where the flow was more cohesive, the jumping about in the early part of the book made it difficult to get a grasp of where the story would ultimately go, and those missing threads left holes in the story that suspended belief in the story and characters for far too long.
There was a serious lack of backbone from Beth for most of the story: a little conflict and push back from her was desperately needed to give even the smallest spark to the chemistry. There was great thought and energy expended to tell us there was an attraction, and there were moments of brilliant dialogue and clever plotting, but it all fell short for me.
I received an ARC copy from Entangled for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Posted July 15, 2013
I give Robyn Thomas¿ Famously Engaged 3 stars. Rock god, Jake Ol
I give Robyn Thomas’ Famously Engaged 3 stars. Rock god, Jake Olsen railroads his way into Beth Carlisle’s life by creating a fake engagement, announced to the world, in order to keep her ex-husband away. Why the interest in this adventure? The ex, Brad, is about to marry Jake’s sister and he thinks Brad is still hung up on Beth. He couldn’t let his sister get hurt. Little does Jake know, he has set himself on a path that could surely only lead to his heart’s (and Beth’s) destruction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really loved the concept of this story, but I didn’t give it higher than 3 because there were just too many gaps, storylines jumped and confusion in the first several chapters. As the story progressed, there were less gaps and the story flowed together nicely. I truly enjoyed the book from the halfway point to the end. My other issue was the cover. The picture of the cover is clearly NOT of Jake because he is blonde with longer hair. This is a point of interest and Beth doesn’t particularly care for his hair and made into kind of a big deal, so I’m confused as to why the guy on the cover is not blonde.
Overall, I enjoyed Robyn’s writing and the interesting tale told of Jake and Beth. I would be intrigued for there to be a second book continuing their love story.
*I received an ARC for my honest review and this is my honest to goodness, straight from the heart review!*