Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Published on December 23rd, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.
Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Hope you’re not looking for him here, cause HE AIN’T IN THIS BOOK.
Don’t worry though, I wasn’t expecting to find him in this book either.
Before I get into my review, I want to point out that this book has been getting a lot of buzz around the blogosphere. A lot of people are picking up what this author is putting down. I however, am not drinking the Kool-Aid.
I decided to give this book a try after several of my blogging buddies gushed over how incredible this book was. How amazing the sexual tension is. How this is one of the best books they’ve EVER READ within this genre.
So I picked it up.
I was ready for the awesome.
I was excited to be blown away.
But guess what?
Instead of being amazed, I was left frustrated & annoyed.
This book was like a broken record, that was replaying the same busted track that you can’t seem to get out of your head.
For the first 15-20%, I won’t lie, the author had me invested in the story. There was humor, and nice, healthy, sexual tension.
But then, beyond 20% shit just got to be:
The story is so incredibly underwhelming. The characters felt one-dimensional.
The hero, Ethan Holt: ASSHOLE.
The heroine Cassie Taylor: DELUSIONAL.
At 50%, I had to put my Kindle down and phone (well Facebook IM) a friend:
You’d think I would’ve just DNF’d at 50%, and just called it a day. BUT NO, I subjected myself to another 20% (DNF’d at 71%) only to wish I could lobotomize myself.
If I could summarize this book in 5 words: BLUE BALLS AND DRY HUMPS.
To me, this book was a literal interpretation of Lady Gaga’s song: Bad Romance.
No matter how many times Ethan told Cassie that he was bad for her, she still aggressively pursued him.
WHERE IS YOUR SELF RESPECT?
Girl, you cray.
By 70%, I. Couldn’t. Care. Less.
I have a message to the couple in this story:
Or wait, I guess you can’t, cause this book was the biggest cock tease I’ve ever read.