on December 31st, 2015
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Helena Conway has fallen in love.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,and not even a little bit careful.It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.
Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn’t.
Ahhh, I don’t know how I feel about this book. I’m seriously trying to process what I just read. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. It’s definitely somewhere in the middle. It’s so well written yet so overwhelming.
This is my first book by the author so I have nothing to compare it with. The beginning is mind blowing, then it goes nowhere. It moves so slow, and it’s just so random. The main characters are so random and inconsistent, the situations are so ridiculous at times and their reactions to the situations are even worse. The heroine, although super funny, is so crazy and unstable, her behavior so obsessive at times, she’s a walking contradiction. And the hero is such a wishy-washy idiot, I totally failed to connect with him, another walking contradiction. So I guess in a way, they totally deserve each other.
I’m not even gonna go into discussing the plot in detail, the blurb is pretty self explanatory. She has a dream that literally changes her life, she practically goes on a quest to make that dream come true and in turn her life is changed. That involves discovering herself and at the center of the story is her “best friend’s” man, who like I said before I could never figure out and who is a huge idiot who keeps going back and forth and couldn’t make his mind up until the very end (another huge book peeve of mine). It truly reminded me of Something Borrowed without the sex.
I get the whole idea of the “self discovery”and the “realistic” nature of the story most are loving about it, I just felt that it fell short, in every way. Random is probably the best way to explain it, no purpose, no direction, even in the end, the epilogue, WTF was that? I definitely felt overwhelmed the entire time I was reading it, there’s no other way for me to describe it. It seemed like when the story was going somewhere, something would happen to derail it and an even bigger mess was created. Ugh, it’s really hard to explain it. I highlighted so many things, because like I said before, some of the writing is beautiful, there’s also so many funny lines and tons of Harry Potter references, but at the same time, there are so many things about the book I wish were different. I don’t even know how to rate this, somewhere between 2 and 4 stars, so I’ll settle for 3. I will definitely try some of the author’s previous books, but I was definitely not impressed by this one.