Top critical review
Good concept, but lacking delivery and in need of an edit
3 September 2018
I found this one hard to rate. While I enjoyed it and recognise the great concept behind the story, there was just too many editing mistakes for me to rate it higher. More careful attention needs to be made when keeping track of which brother is where - such as 3 of them being up in the fields while one is back at the house with Jessa, yet then the name of the one at the house being used as one of the 3 in the fields. That happened on quite a few occasions - when you have that many MCs you need to keep track of where they are. There were also instances of repetition/amnesia - one brother had told Jessa about Tyler, his age and his past, and the next when Jessa meets Tyler she's confused about how he fits in as he can't be a quad, but he looks the same age? It didn't flow.
Then there's the skips and jumps in the storyline - I felt that the concept was there, but the delivery stilted - possibly due to the number of minor storylines and other characters introduced. Not to mention the inconsistent character personality traits - Trey's brothers were even surprised at his change of usual behaviour, and Jessa went from being a woman who never has one night stands to jumping into bed with all guys within a week of knowing them, despite knowingly being pregnant to one brother yet not having told any of them? And speaking of the baby, the number of ultrasounds done and they didn't pick up on that "twist" revealed at the end? I don't think so! You'd be suing the doctor if that was real life.
I get that the author was trying to build suspense and put some twists in, but it was like the wrong points were chosen to do it with.
I did like the guys, and Jessa, and I did feel that we got to know them reasonably well, but I feel that almost got lost with all of the drama happening. There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end - why did Amber hate Trey, what happened to Jessa's apartment and stuff, what happened with Griz, how did things go with Jed and the rest of the town that were against their projects? Either don't introduce as many minor storylines, or make sure you close them out given this is a stand alone.
What could have been a great story was sadly frustrating to read with all of these obvious hangups for me. That said, if you don't mind those sorts of things then perhaps this would still be a good book for you. Maybe the author will read this and review/edit the book and re-release without all of the errors for a start.