This review will be the same for Forever Love #1 seeing as they complement eachother.
I knew from the authors message that I'd have to read both books if I wanted to get the full story, so I did. What I wasn't expecting was to be left hanging with both books. The stories of Landon & Macy and Cash & Madison are incomplete and had I realized this I would not have read them. I am told in both conclusions that there will be another set of books coming to continue their story, but I can't seem to find any information on the plans for those books. Normally, if I REALLY enjoy a series I'd be okay with the wait and the cliffhangers but I can't say I really enjoyed these. I love that these books were raw, the relationships calamitous, but I only liked them at best and I will definitely look into other books by both authors as long as they don't take on this side-by-side style. Endings were given but not supported and I really feel with just those few pieces..
the madman drug dealer's arrest, maybe, or Macy's pregnancy test results
..the stories could have been completed and my rating would not have to suffer.
Initially, I was going for 3 stars, but I'm not so sure now because I feel sort of tricked.
Macy was really great. Landon- not so much. I did enjoy the games. I even put the book down at some point and watched recaps of the Ducks vs Longhorns game on YouTube. I mean, I was into it before the letdown.
Before you can read Easy To Love You, you have to read the first one Trying Hard Not to Love You. This one picks up where the previous one left off. While the story itself was good, dealing with the struggles that come after an accident, I didn't feel at all this book was realistic.
First, CC is just rude to the nurse who has taken care of her son and Hunter while she was in a coma. Sure, in the end the nurse isn't who she seems, but her part really is so minor. I couldn't imagine acting the way she did. And in no time at all, CC is back on her feet, drinking and partying while her parents watch her child. I wasn't a fan of this.
I will continue to book 3 because I believe it will be Mason and Hailey's story, and I'm curious why these two just can't seem to settle down together. Book 1 and 2 took place over a span of about 18 months and these two are together and then aren't. I'm curious how much back story the author will give to show us what's been going on all these months.
So, it's been awhile since I've read the New Adult genre. I don't relate well to this genre. I was married by 21 and starting my family. I was in college when I got pregnant, much like the heroine CC in this book. However, that doesn't happen until the end.
In some ways, reading this book, I felt like I was back in high school or even young again when people are so wrapped up in themselves. I don't mean any disrespect when I say that, but when a person is 18 years old, we still feel like things revolve around if.
CC has a boyfriend, even though she's always loved another guy--her brothers' best friend Hunter. Hunter loves her too, but won't be with her because she has one brother named Mason who I just wanted to smack the crap out of. He was so against CC and Hunter, yet he was fooling around with CC's best friend Hailey.
See...DRAMA. LOL, maybe I shouldn't mention that another brother of CC's was hooking up with Hunter's sister.
This story was a roller coaster, but I hopped on for the ride and really enjoyed it. Sometimes it's fun to get sucked into a story and I felt like I was watching a reality show with this one. I can't wait to carry on with this series and see where I go next.