By Laini Taylor in her book, Strange the Dreamer
Kylie is a sheep in wolf's clothing. Her heart is more fragile than she let's on. Ben is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He knows how to fool the best. Impossible Bachelor thrives on illusions. The characters are not the image they present to the world, but a work in progress striving to find a happy ending as elusive as the stars in the sky. Broken by life, hurt by love, Kylie is afraid to trust her heart. Ben is the piece of the puzzle that could mend her soul and he'll break every wall she erects to build himself a home in her sheltered heart. Cardello makes complicated look like a piece of cake. A little rough around the edges, but a deliciously flavorful treat. (4.5 stars)
Vanna White in Playboy that is how it all started. All Billy and his friends, Alf and Clark, wanted was to get their hands on a copy. Simple… not at all. You have to be eighteen to purchase Playboy and they are always kept behind the counter at Zelinsky’s store. After several failed attempts to lay hands on the coveted prize, they hatch a plan to steal a copy. All they need is the code to the security alarm. The plan involves Billy cozying up to Mary, the shop owner’s computer nerd daughter, and getting it from her. Billy, a computer geek himself, ends up falling for Mary. What is a guy to do? Betray his friends or betray Mary?
Oh, the nostalgia! The Impossible Fortress, by Jason Rekulak, brought back a lot of memories for me. The story was great and I kept rooting for Billy even though I could see he was heading for trouble. The characters were flawed but in a good way. The story was paced well so you never got bored and it did not feel rushed either. Great coming-of-age story and thoroughly enjoyable! I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
WAY too much unneeded description of everything. I could only stand 15% before closing this book. I won't be going back to it. Reading a book should be entertaining, not agony.
I really wanted to like this book, but it was just impossible for me.
Thanks to Penguin Group and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.