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 Nina Bocci
Released: August 20th 2019
Series: Hopeless Romantics #1
Published by Gallery Books
“While on paper this would’ve been a story right up my alley and providing me all of my catnip it just fell short.”
~ Under the Covers
It is with a heavy heart that I write this review. Why? Because I had high hopes for this book. I had really enjoyed this author’s debut (ROMAN CRAZY) and I definitely had high expectations for this series. I have to admit from the very beginning this book didn’t meet those expectations.
Starting off with my dislike for the hero. I can get behind an unlikeable hero but somehow Cooper rubbed me the wrong way and I just couldn’t get past that. I also don’t think he did enough to justify his earlier behavior. It wasn’t all towards the heroine, it was also the way he was acting at work and skirting his responsibilities at first. And yes, we find out why but I just didn’t have much sympathy.
Then we get to the heroine and quite frankly as the book progresses she just got more and more on my nerves. While on paper this would’ve been a story right up my alley and providing me all of my catnip it just fell short. I couldn’t come to care for either of the main characters or the HEA.
In terms of the writing I also found it very different than Roman Crazy. I was expecting this to be fun and upbeat, to make me laugh. Instead it was flat and at times choppy. I did manage to finish it and I think there was something there that could’ve been a gem. But in the end it wasn’t a hit for me. Which saddens me because I really wanted to like it. Will I continue the series? To be determined.
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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.