on March 28th 2013
Format: Audiobook (280 pages) • Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble
Love. Romance. Sex. There's a first time for everything...
As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible. But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.
She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier...
When did you decide to DNF?
I was at the 60% mark. I know, I know. I could have just finished. But I just got so frustrated!
Why did you quit?
Sigh. I really wanted to like this book, but I could almost tell from the first few minutes that I wasn’t going to. The characters were just so BLAH to me. Bliss was as annoying and stupid as her name. She continued to lie, lead on her best friend, and make dumb choices despite knowing that she was doing that. I just was not at ALL invested in them. I truly didn’t care about anything. Garrick was irritating and overly possessive for no reason. It struck me as insta-love the vast majority of the time and I didn’t feel the chemistry. There was a whole lot of nothing happening too; there were multiple chapters around Bliss getting drunk with her friends that seemed to drag on with little reason. The bottom line is that I just couldn’t make myself care. I can safely assume that Garrick and Bliss end up together… I’m just not interested in hearing how or why.
Another huge aspect was the audiobook narrator. There’s a good chance I would consider returning to this book and read the physical copy. The narrator sounded like she was 12 years old and thus made Bliss sound WAY too young – especially when the topic of the book was losing her virginity. It felt creepy.
What was the last straw?
Honestly, Garrick called her “love” one too many times in one paragraph. I just couldn’t do it. Then, I accidentally dropped my phone in the snow and took it as a sign.
Any redeeming qualities?
Hmmm. The book wasn’t even bad, really! I think it’s just a preference thing. I couldn’t connect to the characters and didn’t see the chemistry, which is something that I NEED in a New Adult book. And, like I said, I might consider finishing this one if I just read a physical copy. Not sure yet. I’ll probably continue with the series too, since it’s a companion series and hopefully the other main characters aren’t as annoying.
What do you think you would have rated it, pending no crazy twists/endings?
Probably close to three stars. Maybe less.