Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tangled, the full review.

Tangled by Emma Chase

WARNING: Seeing as this is a review, there are spoilers in it. No shit. So please, if you don't want the book to be spoiled... go read it first! And then tell me what you thought about it in the comments section.

So... remember how I said that the writing style was annoying for me? Well, it continued to be annoying. THE WHOLE BOOK. ( If you don't know what I'm going on about, check my last post)
For the entire duration of this book Drew talks to me (the reader) and freaks the hell out of me. Again, this is just me. Other people might find this cool, fun or refreshing. I DO NOT.

Besides just because most women want to get inside the man brain doesn't mean we want to know
 e v e r y t h i n g
going on inside there, just the important stuff. Things we don't "already know". I don't need you to tell me guys think a lot about sex. We KNOW this.

One thing I will say about romance novels, at least contemporary romance novels in general tend to make the whole "falling in love" part of the books way to express. I want time to savour the relationships, to feel the connection, see the problems they get through. I want to actually feel like these people could be in -real life- love.

But enough ranting.

Apart from all this I still sort of like the story. It's the typical bad, skirt chasing boy falls for sweet girl. But I do like classic, story set ups they never fail to do me right. *wink, wink* (though this one almost manage to fail) It's nice to get a book from a mans POV, even if it is written by a woman. It's hard to find romance books where the main voice is a male one. So I can appreciate that.

Disagree with me? Like this book? Is there a book you'd like me specifically to review?
Leave a comment! I'd love to read from you (:



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Currently Reading: Tangled.

Not Tangled as in Disney but Tangled as in Emma Chase.

First impression; reading this book's blurb I thought it would be a likable book. I may be wrong. 

Basically, it starts with a flash forward into the main characters life. He's a sorry, sad mess after "the love of his life" has left him to go get married to someone else. 

Sounds good right? It would be, if it weren't for the writing style.

He spends most of the chapters (I'm on the fifth chapter) talking TO the reader. Some of you might enjoy it. I don't. It interrupts my reading rhythm and breaks my mood. It's not that the story is bad, I just lose focus every time he talks to me. 

That's all, I'll be publishing a full review on Tuesday or  Wednesday. 

Have a nice begging of the week, yes begging because I'm begging it not to start.



Friday, August 1, 2014

This week's book is, drumroll please...

I'm just gonna jump right into it. WARNING spoilers, duh.

Raw by Belle Aurora. 

Let me break it down for you.

This book begins with what supposed to be a compelling scene where the main character (Alexa Ballentine) witnesses a child being abused an runs out to help him. They do a whole weird conversation displaying their whacked up trust issues and then exchange names, reluctantly. This scene is the WHOLE premise of the book. This is the part where the dude (Antonio Falco, later to be known as Twitch) gets her stuck in his head and then later blames her for everything in life. I mean, I get that when your a kid that's in an abusive environment, you tend to latch on an remember kindness. But come on, this kid is supposed to be eight! Why would he remember Alexa so strongly and further more blame her for everything? The book does such a poor job of explaining this fixation. According to it he blames Alexa for giving him something sweet/good in the world an therefore he cannot die.
Secondly, stalking. So much stalking (the traditional kind).
Thirdly, the overwhelming amount of tear jerker moments in this book. Not as many as the sex scenes, but still.
Lastly OMG, yes it's an omg moment, does this book need a sequel or a better explained ending. The ending is one of THE biggest cliffhangers I've ever read. I mean really?  The kid she worked with gets killed before he goes on a date with the other kid she helps (tear jerker). Twitch dies in a coma, she quits being a social worker and has twitch's kid. They visit his grave, she feels his eyes on her, she cries. Suddenly twitch is still alive but faking death to keep them safe. He's waiting for the right moment to come back. Don't do this to me! Either announce a sequel or write a more satisfying ending. It doesn't have to be happy, just satisfying!
What I can say, and you can probably tell from that last little rant, is that I did like the book. It was decent enough to get me engaged, though weirded out and frustrated at times.  So read it if you like but be prepared for that ending.

Leave a comment if you like, suggest a book for me to read /review. 



On the first day of blogging...

Hello Internet, 

If you have stumbled upon this blog post, welcome to the world of a closet romance reader!
What am I going to be doing with this blog? I don't really know yet. I'll be reviewing some books, talking about what I'm reading / about to read and giving you snippets of my daily life mixed among it all. Basically, I'll be unleashing a bit of the weirdness that is my cognitive process.

Hope you enjoy, leave a comment if you like. Love,

The CRR.