This book started off awesome! I was laughing out loud and couldn't put it down.
Me too! I mean come on! With an opening line of
“Shot! Shot! Shot!” The sound of fifteen women rang in my ears, as I grabbed the penis shaped shot glass off of the table and pressed it to my lips."
How could you not be intrigued?!?!
I completely agree. That was a great start. And I loved the first interaction between Cole and Reagan. And I couldn't wait for them to get together. Even the wedding scenes delighted me. I loved the bickering between them.
Absolutely! Even though Cole being the Best Man was so obvious, I couldn't wait to see that unfold! I just wish there'd been a little more frenemy going on before they fell into a relationship.
I completely agree with you. I loved the bantering and bickering between them. I wanted more of that and more of their friends trying to get them together.
More bickering with the underlying sexual tension would have been fun
Again, I agree with you. Plus, once they got together, they were apart for 2 weeks then it jumped forward three months. So we barely got to see them together.
Exactly! Which, unfortunately, leads us to the issues we had with this book.
*sigh* It's very unfortunate that there were issues seeing as it started off so good. I didn't like that Cole said "I love you" so soon. But it wasn't until this part that I completely lost interest:
“Fuck, baby, I’ve got to concentrate on the road or I’m going to kill us both.”I leaned my head back, encouraging him to continue working my breasts. “What. A. Great. Way. To. Die.”
I realize that this was written before Paul Walker died, but with his death so recent in my mind, it just struck me as wrong and I was turned off.
I agree! Even though the tragic death of PW had nothing to do with this book, I just didn't think that scene was realistic and it was the point where I started to lose interest.
I agree with you. When she went from the passenger's seat to his lap, I kept wondering how in the world that was possible. I've never tried to climb into a driver's lap while they were driving, but I've had to climb over into the driver's seat from the passenger's seat when my car door froze shut. It wasn't easy. It was awkward. And I just can't imagine doing that while someone was sitting there AND the car was moving.
Overall, I think the idea was great and the concept could have been pulled off with flying colors if the relationship between Cole and Reagan hadn't been on fast forward. I mean, I'm never a fan of "love at first sight" but sometimes it can be done ok. Sadly, not the case here.
I agree with you. If we'd only see them together more than 2 nights before he said he loved her...
Not to mention, Reagan was a runner....
OMG. I completely agree with you. There was one moment where she said that she wasn't going to run away again and it was the writing on the wall to me that it was going to be a constant theme.
Even looking past all Reagan's running, and Cole's early ILU, the fact that it became so predictable was offsetting. Boy and Girl fall in love (too soon) and Girl sees Boy in compromising position and is mistaken but refuses to let him explain. Then Boy gets in horrific accident (this part sucked and had me
since it was touch and go there for a bit on Cole's condition) but then all is forgiven automatically. I will say though that Cole was a decent guy and he did try to explain to Running Reagan and he tried and succeeded in making her Christmas super sweet!
I agree with you. I'm not a huge fan of stuff like that, but Cole was totally awesome. He tried to explain. But, in Reagan's defense, I wouldn't have reacted well either. And I probably wouldn't have listened to him right away either.
Not right away, no. Especially seeing it firsthand. BUT, after weeks!?!?!?.
Um...Yes...even after weeks.
You do remember that I'm the one that holds grudges right?
Ok I'll give you that. Moving along... Aside from that, the book was just an ok read to me. I feel like I expected so much more from it with the awesome beginning and somewhere around 'too much unrealistic sex' and 'I Love You too soon' it fell a little short for me.
I would have to agree. I think the author has talent and amazing potential. I would be willing to check out her future work.