I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review.

Let me just say that I love Bella Jewel. Therefore, whatever I say about this book will not change how I feel about her as an author. Also, I have to add that I will most definitely still read all her other books, past or future, because I am a big fan.

That being sad, I am heartbroken to say that I truly did not like this book. Ever since Ms. Jewel announced that Rainer was going to have his book, I’ve looked forward to it. Book 1 in this series, Flawed Heart was amazing. I loved Max and Belle’s story of love, hate, heartbreak, forgiveness, and second chances. I was really thinking that Rainer’s story, given the things he went through, would be equally emotional.

Convenient. That’s how I saw his relationship with the heroine, both in the past and in the present. When they were young, he never really fought for her. She fell in love with him. I found his love for her to be a convenient feeling because he knew her well and she was safe and good. In the present, it was convenient because, once again, she was in love with him and the girl Rainer was now in love with was already with someone else.

I hate that this book ruined Pippa’s character for me. I wasn’t her biggest fan, and I think Tyke should have had some other heroine, but she was still okay in my book. In reading this book, I don’t like her anymore. And I’m tired of always reading about Ash, Santana and Jayla when they didn’t really add anything significant in the book.

Rainer was in love with Pippa for most of the book. I felt like he was just using Emmy/Mali because, hey, CONVENIENT. I loved Rainer. but this book ruined not only Pippa but Rainer too. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I stayed up all night until sunrise trying to get to a good part, one where I’d believe that what Emmy/Mali and Rainer had was real love and that they stood a chance of making it. Nope. It never came.

I’m really heart broken over this book. I remember the feeling I got the moment I finished the book. All I wanted to do right away was to start another book because I just wanted to forget that feeling of disappointment that Flawed Love gave me. I’m sorry. I know I’m one of the few people who’s going to rate this book so low. However, I just couldn’t find it in myself to like the book. Not even in the very least.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Flawed Heart

Book 2 – Flawed Love

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