Tuesday, 24 February 2015

'Bad Romeo'', Leisa Rayven

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Book Summary: When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time. 

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks
This book just doesn't sit right with me. Just... doesn't. I was hoping for something really good looking at how people were excited about it. At least for something bearable... And first pages of the book got me hooked but then... like a huge SLAM of the door on my face... what's going on here?
I disliked both main characters. They were irritating, self and sex obsessed. Ethan had hurt Cassie in the past (erm... will I ever know what happened, in details, please?) and she still chases after him... because her body wants him. But he treats her horribly all the time... and she still chases him. Enough.for.me.
Also, I've found the way of narration a bit confusing when we were jumping from past to present tense... and from present to past again... 
This book was so frustrating I had to put it down. Twice. I had to force myself to finish it.
To be honest, I think that Leisa Rayven missed her chance to write a very good and beautiful book. Her writing style is nice and I hope one day I'll read her again, but not in this series.
The story around this toxic relationship filled with poor sexual "tension" just made me angry, sad and a bit disgusted.
and a *half*

received via NetGalley for an honest review


  1. Aww I'm sorry you didn't like it. But I do understand. For a virgin Cassie was soooo obsessed with sex, like at times it felt as if she was going to sexually harass him! lol. Usually it's the other way around, with the boys being horny dogs, but Cassie definitely took the cake on this.

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  3. I saw this book and passed it over. it seemed like a typical contemp. romance. the cover almost fools you into thinking it'll be pretty cool. no. Ive seen others who were not entirely fond of this book either.

    1. Don't regret you didn't pick it up. It's a waste of time, unfortunately :(

  4. Aahhh NAILED it with your review, I thought I was the only who didn't like this novel - it just seems too cliche, love your review<3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. From what I've seen or goodreads people either love this book or hate it :D

  5. Toxic relationships are definitely not my thing. Ethan sounds like a huge prick, and I bet I'm going to hate Cassie for continuing to chase him despite all the crap he's done to her. :( So sorry you didn't like this, Agata!

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings