“Kensey Deaton comes from an elite werewolf lineage, but just because her family is royalty, doesn’t mean she’ll fall in line like some perfect little princess. She has plans and they don’t include an arranged marriage!
Slade McAlister has his own family drama. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, and it’s a stigma he can’t escape. So when his neighbor Kensey–the girl of his dreams and his nightmares–proposes a solution to solve *both* of their problems, he sees an opportunity he can’t ignore.
Kensey and Slade aren’t only from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite sides of the war. But if they can sell their ‘relationship’, they might just make it out of this with their freedom.
You know, as long as all that fake PDA doesn’t turn into more…”
*I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This book came out on March 5th, 2018. All opinions stated are my own. For more information about the book and to enter a giveaway, please check out the info post here!*
I didn’t like this book. It just wasn’t for me.
It has been a little over a decade since I read a truly read a good paranormal romance book. When the publisher contacted me about possibly participating in a blog tour for this book, I decided to give it a chance. I have been fortunate to have worked with the publisher, Entangled Teen, many times in the past and I have always have had positive experiences for the most part with their books.
Unfortunately, this book was not one of them for me.
Starting off with the characters, I think this was the book’s strongest suit in my opinion. I like both of the perspectives that we, the readers, got to read from in this book. Kensey reminded me a lot myself in a way. She was very independent and would do anything to get what she wanted. Slade was an interesting character. He had this kind of bad boy aura surrounding him. That is one of my favorite tropes in YA or New Adult romance books like this. Both characters developed greatly throughout the book.
As far as the romance, it was kind of on and off as far as my feelings about it. I liked how we had a kind of Romeo and Juliet romance going on. But, at the same time, I feel that it could have developed more. It was kind of insta-lovey and reminded me a little too much of the romance between Edward and Bella in Twilight. This is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to paranormal romances. It will be a cute romance overall, but underneath, there will be problems that I can’t get past.
Finally, diving into the plot, there really wasn’t much of one. The book focused so much on the romance that everything else going on in this world kind of fell under the wraps. Everything in this book was developed besides the plot.
Overall, despite my problems, I am glad that I gave this book a chance. I liked the author’s writing style and I will definitely be checking out more books in the future by her. I wish the plot had been a little more developed and my problems with the romance had been resolved and maybe I would have enjoyed the book more.