This was a great book. I do not seeing myself using it for education, but definitely will recommend for those looking for something good to read.
I adored this book!! I loved it more than I thought I would. I first read it as an ebook but then I HAD to listen to the audiobook - it was just as good the second time!
I loved the characters, the story, the change from enemies to friends to lovers, the writing... everything!
I loved the premise of this book. The characters were engaging, and enjoyable. The romance was cute. I loved the build up from enemies to allies/friends to lovers. I really enjoyed this. I will be recommending it to all of my friends. The narrator was engaging.
Oh my gosh, this was such an adorable book! Maya’s ex boyfriend cheated on her, and he wants her to come on to a reality dating show to try and win him back. You know it’s going to be a great book!! This book made you feel all the emotions. It was funny, sweet and tender. I thought the characters in this book were so great, I couldn’t get enough of them. If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend it!
This was a really good quick read. If you like the bachelor/bachelorette, but with a revenge twist this one is for you! I will say that it should be listed as YA and not teen but overall it wasn't too graphic. Some parts of the book made me dislike the one main character, but overall I was happy with the ending and really enjoyed this book.
I was a little uncertain if I'd like this book, since I've never been a fan of reality tv shows and have never even seen an episode of any of the Bachelor type shows that this book portrays. The premise of this book was too interesting for me to not check out though and I'm so glad I did because I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed all of the characters, and the author made the perfect villain out of Jordy and I know I can't be the only one that wanted to punch him in the face by the end of the book. I think the thing I enjoyed most about this book though is that it's fast paced and there was never a stagnate or slow part.
I adored this book! Maya's ex-boyfriend cheated on her and now he wants her to come on a reality dating show to try and win him back. Who does he think he is?!
Reluctantly, she is talked into doing the show, along with a bunch of his other exes and they're all whisked away to a mansion to start filming. There are some fights, some gossip, and some big misunderstandings among the girls. The producers try to play it up, which backfires in the end, as Maya and one of Jordy's other ex-girlfriends fall for each other.
This book was funny but also sweet and tender at times. I couldn't get enough of Skye and Maya, and loved to loathe Jordy! So if you haven't read this one yet, get it onto your TBR list!
The audio was fantastic too, and narrated by Barrie Kreinik & Natalie Naudus and comes in at 9 hours and 53 minutes. Natalie Naudus is one of my all-time favorite performers so I especially loved her parts.
What's not to love about a story where the exes of a guy who is a bit of a jerk but happens to be a royal are gathered together for another chance at falling for his Highness, only to have two of the fair maidens fall for each other instead? Well, as it turns out, a few things.
I'm all for two ladies deciding they'd rather be together than with a jerk. I'm also all in for them banding together to make him suffer at the same time. BUT, I was kinda annoyed to have one of our main characters defend her lack of education by saying that it's OK that she uses the wrong their, there, or they're and similar examples that show her "lack of college degree." ::sigh:: I don't think you need higher education to use correct grammar. I also don't think that people can't better themselves or should just resign themselves to where they land at the moment. Her solution? College, and then shoving it in his face. It just was a bit too icky for me. None of the characters were anything worth being invested in, honestly, and that killed the plot for me. I had no one I really wanted to have a happy ending of any kind. So, it was just ok for me. I know some people love the Taylor Swift vibes, and if that sustains you through this romp, then that's fantastic, but it didn't do it for me.
The narration was enjoyable and the timing and vocal performance were lovely.
As a fan of reality dating shows, this story brought it! The intensity and competition was there. The drama and twists were fun to ride along with. I definitely would suggest this one as a great summer read!
"I suppose when you trust someone not to hurt you, red flags look heart shaped."
This book was super cute! The premise of the reality show was kind of hilarious/unbelievable, but I enjoyed all the contestant characters and of course the love story. Good narration and overall very enjoyable.
Two years ago Maya’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her and now she’s invited to appear on a new reality show where Jordy dates all of his exes (Bachelor style) to see if any of them were actually the one. Maya joins the show for the opportunity to get revenge on Jordy. There, she meets Skye, another one of Jordy’s exes. Skye joined the show hoping to rekindle her romance with Jordy because she’s still confused as to why he stopped calling her. But in the biggest plot twist of all, Maya and Skye find they are actually attracted to each other.
The premise of this book was so much fun and I found myself flying through it! There was the perfect amount of drama to keep me entertained the entire time and much of the story had me laughing out loud. If you are a fan of teen romances and reality TV this one's for you!
Natalie Naudus is one of my all time favorite audiobook narrators and she along with Barrie Kreinik did a phenomenal job with this one!
Thanks to Wednesday Books, Macmillan Audio and NetGalley for the advance copies.
Not really the book for me, though I gave it a fair try! And I mean, I did finish it. But I sped up the audiobook to 2x just to get through it. Around the 55% mark, I thought I might DNF, but I stuck through to the end.
I enjoyed the reality TV part of the plot. The author actually did a decent job of getting that mostly right, if not perfect. And there was a fun twist with two of the female contestants falling for each other, even if it's not really my thing. But the male lead was so obnoxious, it was hard to read the parts with him in it. Which was, understandably, a lot of the book.
Barrie Kreinik did a great job with the narration. And while I like Natalie Naudus, she is not very good at accents, which were needed in this novel. That made it a little frustrating to listen to.
So, I was thinking that I've just aged too far out of YA, but then I picked up Never Ever Getting Back Together (finally) and while I think there's a solid argument that this book falls firmly in the New Adult age category that publishers won't acknowledge, this book also gave me hope that I can still read whatever age range I want. But mostly, this book gave me every bit of The Bachelor vibes that I wanted with the most perfect hate to love sapphic relationship where all the women in the house band together.
Essentially, this book follows Canadian Skye and American Maya who both dated the same narcissistic but charming white man whose sister is a Princess. For some unknown reason, some network decided to make him the star of their Bachelor style romance show, but for Second Chance Romances. And evil white man evil white mans and slowly but surely, Maya manages to get the other women to see his true colors. But most importantly, Maya and her roommate Skye begin to see past the issues boring white man created between them and their chemistry keeps heating up.
Y'all, this book had me almost in tears at the end. Like, when I say that I really loved this book, I am not exaggerating. The audiobook narration was truly fantastic. I now really want to own a physical copy for my shelves because it brought me a whole lot of joy!
I loved this book, and read it in a day. Minutes into the book, after meeting the two main female characters, all I could think was “they should be together”. This was a love letter (read as hate note) to all the men that still think their exes are in love with them. News flash, you’re an ex for a reason.
It very much reminded me of Charm Offensive, which I also loved, but with fierce females. By the end of the book- all the ladies want to take their ex-boyfriend down and make him feel the pain they all did previously. Mixed into the story is the sweet romance between the two female leads. They came for the ex-boyfriend, and found unexpected love.
I was so excited when I first heard about this book. I have enjoyed the bachelor franchise in the past and I always thought it would be so much more interesting if two of the contestants fell for each other rather than the usually very bland leading man. However, I was very disappointed when I heard how young the characters were going to be. I just assumed that the characters would be in their mid to late twenties, like most contestants usually are. Even though they were adults, they were still very young and it read very young. I think it’s such a great concept and I love the representation, but I think the book needed additional work. I felt like the bachelor type lead was written almost comically bad. I understand he was supposed to be a bad guy and a bit of a stand-in for all the toxic male leads, but there was no nuance at all and you knew exactly what his plan was and his motivations from the very beginning. I feel like it would have been a lot more interesting if he better at manipulation and his betrayals and motivations were more of a surprise to the contestants. I also feel like the relationship between the two female leads was super rushed. They moved from enemies and friends to being in love soooo quickly and I didn’t really feel any chemistry between them or understand why they were in love.
I do feel like this is super quick read that would be an easy beach read and I could see this working better for a younger reader. The audiobook was pretty good, although the British accent was a little rough, but it was supposed to be so I let that go. Overall I think this was not terrible, but I was expecting a lot more.
I was honestly expecting a little bit more from this one, given the hype, but I was just a little bit underwhelmed
I really wanted to like this book, but it just wasn't for me. I'm sure others will enjoy, but I just couldn't get into it.
A narrator can really make or break a book and unfortunately this narrator was not doing it for me. It’s a shame because the storyline was good. It was entertaining and I was drawn to it, but I had to read the book instead of listening to the audiobook.
i LOVED this book!! it was super intriguing the entire time and it was such a great storyline. The voice of the audiobook I thought was perfect for this story, too, and did an amazing job.
What a treat of a book and what a refreshing take on the love triangle and reality tv show tropes!!! I loved both characters, the story was funny but also made me feel so strongly and the ending was perfection!!! I have zero complaints about this book!