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Posted July 13, 2014
I knew the moment I read the blurb for this book, I wanted to re
I knew the moment I read the blurb for this book, I wanted to read it. I also had a feeling I'd love it and I was right. Right from the get go I liked Ellie. She's cool and collected and knows she's in a bad place but is not willing to ask for help. I knew Ellie was going to fall for Julian, so there were no surprises there. What did surprise me was Julian. Let me just say he was and wasn't your typical bad boy. I can't say more without giving part of the story away, so you're just going to have to trust me on that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was also surprised by how engrossed I was in the story. I read it in one sitting and oh the feelings I got. There were moments of dread in the pit of my stomach, wide grins, soft laughter, and even some mental swooning. I was expecting to enjoy the book, because lets face it, I love the blurb, I've read some of Theresa's books before, but I was surprised at how quickly I finished the book. I've also read and enjoyed some books written by her as Anne Stuart. Her style is unique and surprisingly fresh in both voices.
Hopefully, Theresa will write a sequel, follow up novella, or something featuring Ellie and Julian. I'm not ready to have their story end here. I do feel like their issues can be further threshed and I'm willing to put up with a little unnecessary drama to have more of them. Once again Theresa Weir has written an exceptional story and I look forward to her next book, as I always do.
Posted March 17, 2014
Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I think
Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I think I wax nostalgic with these college romance stories. In this book we have a unique heroine, Ellie Barlow. She was a once famous child star who is doing her best to seek anonymity at the University of Minnesota. Unfortunately after being swindled by her mom, she has fallen on hard times and has resorted to taking out an ad on Craigslist seeking acting type work. Hired by some girls that had been wronged, Ellie has to seek out Julian, total hearthrob and womanizer on campus. All she needs to do is break his heart. With a new look and a little bit of a guilt she sets out to do it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Julian, is all hot stud, college athlete. He has casual hookups with girls but doesn't think anything wrong with it due to the girls normally seeking him out. Unfortunately, it is the girls looking for more and that just isn't what Julian is looking for, he simply needs a release. What most don't know is this sexy man has some deep seated issues and is trying to deal with them the best he knows how.
From the beginning, even before Ellie's dramatic makeover, there was something about her that caught Julian's eye. Ellie is successful in her getting Julian to fall for her, but she really was falling too. As one can guess, things get really messed up along the way. People are hurt, and we have to wonder if this unexpected couple will get their HEA.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a really quick read and I finished it in one day. I found both the hero and heroine to be really likeable. The drama in the story was just right and not overdone. I loved the supporting characters, and really there is nothing I can say I didn't enjoy about the book, except that I wish it was a little longer, or perhaps we can get more of Julian and Ellie's story in another book. Now that would be great.
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Posted March 7, 2014
My review of: ¿He¿s Come Undone,¿ by Theresa Weir I¿m really no
My review of: “He’s Come Undone,” by Theresa WeirWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I’m really not sure what I expected when I started reading “He’s Come Undone.” I can honestly say it wasn’t what I got. I suppose I expected another take on the movie “John Tucker Must Die.” Which, I’ll admit, I watched the movie and, yes, I liked it. Okay, there. You know my dirty little secret. (ha-ha. Get it? That song was on the movie’s soundtrack. Off topic. Sorry.). Well, “He’s Come Undone” was so, so much more than another “John Tucker Must Die.”
It’s a short read. I read it in one day. Either that, or it was just that good, I’m not sure. Either way, I couldn’t put it down. The characters, Ellie and Julian, just jump off the page. It’s like they’re standing in the room with me. And they are so freakin’ likeable! Yes, they have faults, and yes they have secrets, but they are so different than the regular formulaic NA books we’ve seen on the market lately. UGH! I want to tell you so much about them, but I refuse. You know my mantra by now…read the book! It’s the only way to really feel the emotions captured in the words laced together by Ms Weir. And she did an amazing job. The book is meant to be savored first hand, not through a few paragraph summary.
The secrets and lies. Oh! They were good! Juicy, like they should be, but heart wrenching at the same time. Yes, sigh, I got tears in my eyes. Don’t I always? I admit it, I’m a crier. But for good reason in this book. I fell in love with both leading characters and I hated seeing them get hurt. Even Ellie, who was the ultimate Judas, was so lovable and sweet and had such a tender spirit I couldn’t help but like her—and when you read the motives behind her actions you can almost forgive her.
And Julian, you’ll just fall in love with him. Yes he’s gorgeous and muscular and has all the yummy physical traits we want to see in our leading men. And yes, until he met Ellie he was a bit (okay, a lot) of a man-whore. But there’s a vulnerability about him that melts your heart. Read the book! I tell you, Julian is, well, he’s just is a great character.
The book had excellent pacing. It started off with a bang and it kept rolling until the last page. I didn’t have a second that I felt it slow, nor did I feel it was rushed. The plot was outstanding. It’s one of those story lines that another author (me) says, “I wish I would have thought of that!” It was well thought out and executed nearly flawlessly.
I say nearly because I do have one small gripe and that has to do with secondary characters. I wish they had been involved more prominently in the story. Valerie, Julian’s sister, is in a few scenes, but she really doesn’t have a great impact. I think strong secondary characters could have added even more spice to the book.
Bottom line: Get it. Read it. You’ll love it. It’s such a sweet, poignant love story that will have your stomach in knots waiting to see if Julian and Ellie get their happily ever after. This is the first book by Theresa Weir I’ve read, but I can promise you it will not be the last!
Posted March 31, 2014
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