Follow You Down

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 08 Jan 2018

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I really could not get into this book at all.  Some of the language turned me off and the story was not interesting.  I did not finish this.
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This is the first book I have read by  Lazeema Haq and I am looking forward to reading more this was a very good book it was well written with a good storyline that pulled me in and kept me reading right until the last page.Vesper & Tristan are complete opposites but both are damaged in so many ways I just hated the way he treated her and also the fact she allowed it and while I wanted her to smother him in his sleep I just could not stop reading it cannot wait for the next one
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First off....cliffhanger (sort of) Don't expect any resolution in this book.

This book just pissed me off on so many levels that by the time I hit the end there was no hope of me continuing with this series.

First off...both characters are incredibly immature. I just cannot wrap my head around Tristan as a hedge fund manager given how incredibly immature he is. He rarely seems to work, instead spending more time out eating and hanging at clubs when in reality if he did this he wouldn't have a job. He went from a strong character in the beginning to a weeping immature little boy by the end. I just couldn't....nope not happening.

Vesper was just as bad; she's...

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Follow You Down is a hard book me to leave a review on..... I liked that some of the story was unique & raw but there were other issues that turned me off. Characters used racist words & some of the sexual encounters bordered on things being done without proper consent.

I liked the author's writing style & I'm willing to read more.

Be warned that while an interesting read this book has some hot topic buttons.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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I have mixed feelings about this book. At first, I really enjoyed the witty banter between the main characters. Their interaction kept me going even when I noticed small issues that bothered me. Both characters are troubled but managed to make a life for themselves in spite of their hard past.
But as their relationship progressed, the book turned into something I didn't expect neither enjoyed so much. It was hard at times not to dislike Tristan even when I knew where he came from. He got quickly obsessed with Vesper and it was a little disturbing. And it was even harder not wanting to shake some sense into Vesper every time she forgave him and ran to him despite knowing she deserved...

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DNF 

Not so sure on this, too much racial tension for me.
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DNF at 28%

I can always tell that I am going to DNF when the number of paragraphs I highlight increases exponentially as I read, with my highlighting becoming increasing jerky and irritable. Alas, so it was with this book. I picked it up and put it down several times but in the end I found the characters too irritating for words and I have absolutely no idea if there was supposed to be a plot.

Vesper Malik is a part-time waitress, Tristan Winthrop is a poor little rich kid. When they meet its instalust on his part. Although the characters are supposed to be mid to late twenties they read as much young. Vesper worries that Tristan will be mean to her gay friend? Really?

Vesper has...

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Follow You Down is a book unlike any other I've read, and that isn't necessarily a great thing but its also not terribly bad. This book shocked me more than once, especially with the racist name calling. I really wanted to stop reading the book at that point, but I feel that if I review a book, I should at least finish it to the end. This book remind me of the song "Make Up To Break Up" because Vesper and Tristan would break up to make up every 5 to 10 minutes in this story. At one point I really wanted them to go their separate ways. I wished Vesper was a stronger character because Tristan disrespected her repeatedly, and yet she was willing to drop down to her knees or...

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This book – gave me all the feels. So much feels!

The beginning of this book is quite light hearted and sweet – you start off with both Tristan and Vesper meeting and exchanging witty banter – and hilarious banter – and getting to know eachother and what makes them tick.

Then the fun starts – well, not fun, then things start getting REAL – I mean I totally did not expect this book to get so down and dirty with the realness and moments in the book – given that I want this to be spoiler free I won’t get into details but I guess it could be somewhat triggering to some, but boy the story was powerful and wonderful to me.

I think even though Vesper had her issues and clearly she had issues –...

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wasn't quite sure what to expect with this one, but Ms Haq tackles just about every difficult subject out there and manages to do it with style and grace.
I'll keep this short, I don't do spoilers but I'm going to hit the highlights.

Vesper works and goes to school. The club she works at is where she meets Tristan, a seemingly spoiled rich and ill tempered snot who holds court there with his so called friends. Tristan has more than baggage, he's got the full set of luggage and along with his insecurities and hatred for his father, has anger problems. When he sets his sights on Vesper, she's not quite sure what to do. She's got her own history as well but...

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