Sunday, December 27, 2015

Book Review: Deal Breakers by Laura Lee

ISBN13: 9781311340108
Published: September 1st, 2015
Publisher: LAN Fiction LLC
Read from December 2nd to 10th, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
How were they supposed to know that one night would change everything?
Devyn has life all mapped out. She just needs to accomplish one more thing before graduating college and becoming a full-fledged adult—lose her virginity. And who better to assist her than her best friend, Riley?
Riley is the self-proclaimed king of fling. His college years have been filled with meaningless hookups until the one night that ruined him for all other women. The one night he spends with his best friend, Devyn. Right before he screws it all up.
Balls to the wall, baby!
Now five years later, Riley is determined to atone for his mistakes and prove that he can be the man that Devyn deserves. Little does he know that Devyn’s been keeping a secret from him all these years. A big secret. Now he has to figure out how to win back the only girl he’s ever loved while navigating the pitfalls of her unexpected revelation.
Deal Breakers is filled with lots of laughs, a sexy romance, and an overflowing swear jar. 


For full disclosure's sake, I didn't finish this book. I read the first few pages and already didn't think I was going to finish the book, but since I hate abandoning books, I kept going. I was determined to at least make if halfway because then I could say I really tried. I actually made it a bit further than halfway. For a while, I thought I might be able to make it, but I couldn't. There was one scene that had be immediately go, "Nope. Nope. No," and close the book for good.

It's hard to pinpoint what I hated about this book because I hated just about everything. I think the character's were the worst though. Riley is so obnoxious. He's more obnoxious at the beginning, but he never stops being obnoxious. It was hard to root for him when I couldn't stand him. Devyn wasn't that great either. She tended to mock other girls for things, which was frustrating. There was a lot of that in this book by every character actually. Everyone kept going on about how Devyn was different from other girls, and they all suck, but Devyn's great because...I don't really know why to be honest. Nothing about her stood out to me.

Aside from all of that, the plot wasn't really realistic. I knew what the story was going to be from the summary before reading the book. It's pretty obvious. But I have a hard time believing that Devyn actually called Riley that many times and then gave up or that Riley didn't pick up once. None of it made sense to me, and I pretty much spent time entirety of the book rolling my eyes.

I genuinely think this was the worst book I'd read in a while.

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for a review.

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