I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Elise Faber
Released: May 31st 2017
Published by Self Published
“It was just…meh. A book I have read and will undoubtedly not really remember…apart from that spectacular cover. ”
~ Under the Covers
In a way, I only have myself to blame. You see ladies and gents, seeing a nice set of abdominal muscles especially with that definition about the hip bones (I’m sure it has a fancy name, but I don’t know what it is!) makes my brain take a nice long holiday. Which means, when I saw this cover…my brain was lying on a beach in Hawaii, pina colada in hand, watching the hot guys frolicking in the sea. What it wasn’t doing was taking much note of anything else before deciding to give it a try. Basically, this is my long meandering (and slightly pervy) way of saying I judged the book by the cover.
I didn’t like this book. I wanted to like it, despite my brain topping up its tan and getting tanked on fruity cocktails, I did read the blurb and thought I could get in to it. One clutzy, goofy and misunderstood heroine + the hot guy (presumably he’s the one with the abs that are splattered all over the cover) she’s always had a crush on colliding sounds like something I would like, especially when you add the humour element in. Sadly much like my brain on the beach, it tanked with me.
There was no big event that made me dislike this book, but, I found the author’s writing style not to my taste. It was very glitchy and abrupt and I found myself shaken out of the story as I was too busy reading it to read it and get fully absorbed. This may explain was I was also underwhelmed by the romance and the characters, especially the hero. I didn’t really feel their connection and the hero didn’t seem to have much of a personality, or a backbone until the last 5% of the book. And, after reading 95% of the book already, it was too little too late.
I don’t want to harp on about what I disliked about Train Wreck, and in general I don’t have a long list of complaints. It was just…meh. A book I have read and will undoubtedly not really remember…apart from that spectacular cover.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?