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This is like a bad soap opera
9 November 2019
Completely not what I expected of this author for the end of this series. It’s not just the the frat bro humour has been turned up to 11, for reasons I don’t understand - it certainly doesn’t add anything to the story. In the beginning, the story is told over a split time line, flipping back and forth a few times to get the story from three years ago. It felt like that element was carried too far, and it started hindering forward momentum in the story.
It’s not helped by Jet. There is an abundance of declarations that he is not a kid. Generally just he does something childish. I found his character really unlikeable. in this book, he was spoiled and self centred. And often his behaviour contradicts his words, not just about his childishness.
In addition, the tension in this book (aside from Jet saying he didn’t like older guys, Soren wasn’t his type, but wanted to tease him anyway - yep we have a real winner here - followed by going home with him a few pages later) - all rests on misunderstandings. Not just once, but throughout the book there is drama that could all be resolved by communication.
Overall, the book felt like it dragged, too much drama and miscommunication and childishness. I rolled my eyes A LOT.
It settled down in the last 20% and I enjoyed the rest of the book, but I wasn’t thrilled.