Source: Free copy courtesy of author
Publish Date: October 18, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Date Read: October 22, 2013
For superstar Aisley Carter, performing for a stadium full of people is easy. Being a singer-songwriter is all she’s ever dreamed of, but when the pressures of Hollywood become too much, Aisley’s forced to go home and work out her issues. That—or lose the life she’s worked hard for.
When she left home two years earlier, she never planned on coming back. To her, the small town of Burden, Washington is nothing but a dead end. Now that she’s back, she has to face everything she left behind—including the only boy she’s ever loved. Easton Everson.
East is the boy she grew up with, her best friend, her first kiss, her first love. He was her everything until the day she left. People say “home is where the heart is” and Aisley is about to find out just how easy it is to go home again.
Aisley, Easton & Becks are the major characters. There’s also Aisley’s manager, her bodyguard and her parents.
I did not like Aisley and Easton. They were too childish. Reading the book, you’d think they were 12 year olds. In fact, I know 10 year olds that are more mature than they are.
Becks, Aisley’s other best friend, was very entertaining and funny. There are only two positive things about this book and she’s one.
“What are you thinking about, Carter?”“Just about how weird it is, calling you my boyfriend.”He laughed. “It sounds good to me, beautiful.”My face flushed, the butterflies took flight. “I—” Whatever I was about say was cut off by Easton’s perfect lips on mine, kissing the words right out of my mouth.“You make me really happy, Ais.”“You took the words right out of my mouth, green eyes.” If only he knew how true that was.If he was love, I would never let him go.
Like I said, there are only 2 good things about this book. The other is that it had a very promising and exciting premise.
Sadly, the execution was terrible. It had a lot of potential and could have done with a better thought out plot and better writing.
There was a lack of consistency with the plot and the characters.
A lot of unnecessary events were added just to create drama, or to put in a “touchy-feely”, mushy scene that didn’t fit into the storyline.
There was so much melodrama in a relationship involving two adults. Unnecessary shouting, crying, emotional blackmail, “angst”. Their emotions were all over the place.
They’d be laughing one minute, and the next, they’re shouting and screaming at each other.
There was too much drama packed into a 100+ paged book and it did not work.
Their pet names were ridiculous. He’d call her Carter, babe, girl, woman and she’d call him green eyes.
All in all, this book was terribly disappointing
I won’t recommend this book to anyone really.
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