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by Carmen Jenner
Released: Nov. 3, 2013
Published by Self Published
“It’s more on the sweet side than the badass.” ~ Under the Covers
I’m a sucker for a cool cover and this one is so beautiful it captured my attention from the very first time I saw it. I’ll admit I’m not the BIGGEST new adult fan, however I do tend to enjoy quite a few of them. Especially if we’re talking about a bad boy. Then there’s the fact I saw so many great things about this book. I bought it right away!
While the cuteness of the story made WELCOME TO SUGARTOWN an enjoyable read, I don’t think it stood out or left me wanting to read more. The heroine is young and it shows in how immature she is at times. Picking fights or well, acting her age. And that’s not a bad thing, just not the thing for me.
Then we have the hero, who had the potential of being amazing! Bad boy biker, just got out of jail, has something mysterious about his past. But then the reveal comes and when I thought things would get dicey and entertaining from there, it just fell a bit flat. He’s not the badass bad boy I was expecting from people’s reviews. He is adorable and falls hard for the girl, pretty much at first sight.
Which brings me to my third issue. Insta-love. While not quite insta-love more like insta-lust with a very fast jump to the love part.
Elijah and Ana have what I would consider a typical young love infatuation type of relationship, which was cute to read about and sometimes their personalities got on my nerves a bit. If you are a fan of new adult in general you will probably enjoy this! It’s more on the sweet side than the badass. But if you are like me and would like your characters to be a bit more grown up even if they are young in age, then you may find a few things a bit frustrating.
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I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.