My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had a hard time getting into this book. The writing did not flow very well, making it difficult to concentrate on the story. There seemed to be a lot of mundane information that didn't really contribute to the story.
I also wasn't very fond of the characters overall. While Jennifer seemed okay at first, it was like she was evolving backward to a less confident character from how she was when the book started. And Brian-I really couldn't stand him at the beginning, he comes across as self-centered and flip-flops between admitting his wrongs and blaming others for things that happen. As the story progresses, he seems to get a little better as his situation improves, but then when things go wrong he just slips back into his old ways, making his character even harder to like. The only character I liked was Todd; he's written as such a good guy it's hard not to like him.
I think the author has a good idea here, but the execution is a bit off. If I don't really care for the characters and the writing doesn't flow-leading to a rough read-it makes me less likely to continue reading. I had to push myself through this one. I may get the second book when it comes out just to see what happens to the characters, but if I don't wind up reading the next one, it won't really bother me. My overall star rating is closer to 2.5 stars, I rounded it to 3 for the idea behind the story and Todd's character.
Thank you to the author for the ARC and the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.
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