Series: Flaw #1
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Genre/Age Range: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: January 23, 2014
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What can be said about Josh Brewster? Nothing good, that's for sure. Just ask anyone. They'll be quick to tell you. Josh is a selfish, sweet-talking manipulator who will charm you in a minute, all the while planning his next move. He uses. He leaves. All Josh desires is things that come easy. Why actually work hard for something when you don't have to?
When Josh comes to face to face with a girl who’s doesn’t make anything easy, Josh begins questioning the game he's played so long. He’s suddenly eager to learn how to work for something he never imagined wanting. Can a player really change his ways? Better yet, will his past forgive?
Aidan Turner has had a rough life, a life that has only become harsher as he's gotten older. The scars across his face serve as a constant reminder of the haunting nightmares from his past life. Seeing himself as nothing but a monster, Aidan believes no one will ever be able to look past his flaws.
His reasoning is about to change when his very own beauty comes barreling in, sparking emotions he'd thought he'd never feel. Love sizzles between them, but his friendship with another girl complicates everything, especially after the nature of their friendship becomes confused. Will friendship overshadow his true feelings and ruin both couples’ chances at happiness?
Alright, so, did I love this? No.
I did like it, though. I think it had the potential to be a book that I could have loved.
I felt like I missed an integral part of Aiden and Jordyn's relationship. I had a hard time seeing them as a couple in love. The emotion just wasn't there for me. Becca and Josh, on the other hand, kept me on my toes and I actually got the emotion and turmoil of their relationship.
I also feel like the timeline of things wasn't clear. I don't know over how long a period of time this takes place. Some parts seem really quick and others seemed more spaced out but they are interspersed with each other.
The only other issue I had was with Becca. It's never made clear what happened to her to make her act so wishy-washy about Aiden and Josh and need "protection".
The characters were great. I loved Becca and Aiden, and after awhile I even liked Josh. Jordyn, I may still need to stew on for awhile.
All that aside, I did enjoy it for what it was. I just wish there had been a little more clarity and detail in some parts.
*Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.