Thursday, October 15, 2015
Review for Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin - 5 bees knees!
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?
Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl.
MY REVIEW -
So...I'm not quite sure why I loved this book because the characters torture themselves trying to do what they think is the right thing, but I guess I got past that, and got to the heart of the story, and really enjoyed the deep connection between Lily and Jackson. I love second chance at love stories, so Lily and Jackson's story right off the bat was something I was interested in, and it definitely helps my enjoyment that these 2 never moved on from each other even though they hadn't stayed in touch. Jackson is an alpha, which I liked, and I liked that he didn't sleep around; he's a guy that has some morals and has some control over himself, and isn't led around by his manhood, so I absolutely adored him. He's a sweetheart, who really feels a deep connection with Lily, and since he doesn't think he's good enough for her, he keeps pushing her away and causing himself and Lily pain. Now, Lily is a people pleaser, even if it's to the own determent of herself, which I found to be horribly frustrating! She's going to marry some douche, who she doesn't love and doesn't give a crap about her, just because she doesn't want the people at her father's company to lose their jobs; it's totally ridiculous! Giving up your happiness, so people can work for your father is insane; those people would probably find different jobs and be totally fine, but the fact that she can't find a way to get past her hold up about these people's jobs is totally aggravating. So, of course she doesn't tell Jackson how she feels because they can't be together in the long run anyway because she stuck on marrying to "help" these people. Despite wanting to shake some sense into the characters, I couldn't put this book down! I loved the romance between Jackson and Lily, and their love scenes were very passionate and well written, and their relationship was so sweet. Also, the whole stepbrother thing shouldn't even been an issue. So, in the end I loved this book! I will definitely look for more books by Jen McLaughlin!