I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t like the first book at all. But I had to carry on and read this book as well. When I checked the reviews for this book, a lot of people said that the first book was better. So if I didn’t like the better book, I could already imagine how I would feel about this book. To my surprise, I may be one of the very few people who liked this book better.

It still didn’t really work for me, but I think this is, at least, an acceptable book for me. While a lot of the stuff is cliche, used up and tired plot twists and resolutions, it still ended on a solid note, not some out of the blue road trip like the one in the first book. Also, at this book had a bit of a character development on both main characters, one  thing which was lacking in Crushed.

I know a lot if people loved this series, particularly the first book. However, I can’t help how I feel, and I feel that this series ripped me off of my precious time. I found that book 1 lacked an understanding of young love. For book 2, it needed more angst, more emotion.

While this book is not told from the heroine’s perspective, it had the same effect to me. I couldn’t care less. She wasn’t my favorite character anyway. I think I would have liked it better if the book was written all in the hero’s perspective, so I could have seen his growth and development from the time they met throughout the five year separation and finally their happy ending.

Oh, well, I guess not all books are meant for me, after all. I’m still glad I read this book and this series because at least now, I know which kinds of books to avoid. Would I read another book from this author? Maybe. She has other books of a different genre, so maybe she’ll have more luck with those.

Reading Order [book-series]
Book 1 – Crushed
Book 2 – Hitched

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