My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Can I give this book two ratings?
On the one hand, it was the cutest friends-to-lovers book I’ve read in a while. I love the trope and the author did it pretty well. I even thought the hero having a girlfriend more than three-quarters of the book was a very interesting choice. It was, realistic, in my opinion. Of course, that eliminated any sex in the book, but even I can enjoy sweet romance once in a while. For that, 4.5 stars. Totally.
On the other hand, the portrayal of women had me grinding my teeth. Can not a single woman in the book stand up for themselves? The heroine is walked all over by first her grandmother, then a cheating, crappy ex-boyfriend. And then another woman in the book is cheated on. And her idea of standing up for herself?? Doing a Lifetime Movie/Waiting to Exhale move. Not cool.
Crappy-ho? Really, must we? The other women were bitchy to say the least. The hero can pick ‘em – perfect hair, perfect bodies, but bitchy personalities. And I’m supposed to trust his feelings about the heroine? For the anti-feminism messages. 2.5 stars.
Depending on what you’re looking for, this may totally rock for you, or totally suck it. Who can say?