author: Olivia Besse
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 2.98
book published: 2014
date added: 2014/06/30
ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
DNF @ 25%
I don’t think authors are obligated to deliver likable characters. I really enjoy characters written realistically. 20-22 year olds are often selfish, impulsive, immature, and pretty damn clueless so I can appreciate the way the heroine was written despite how shitty everyone is.
But the story isn’t here.
I forced myself to get through 25% so I would feel like I gave this a fair shake. It’s incredibly boring. Nothing has really happened. Things keep happening “off screen” and we get the recap later. Most of the book so far has been the characters talking about things that happened and not actually experiencing things that happened. There is entirely too much dialogue in this book.
It’s also VERY, VERY silly. Regardless of age there is no woman in existence who actually thinks guys are going to like her if she burps, wears sweatpants, talks about lifting, and calls him “bro.” But somehow Riley is dumb enough that she believes her friend, Max (the hero), when he tells her this is how you become every guy’s dream girl. Riiiiiightttt. This is so preposterous that I almost feel like this entire book was written as a joke.
I ALMOST had to put this book down when at 11% the following sentence was used in a serious context:
Despite the fact that the two had drifted over the past few years of college, with Max easing into the disheveled lifestyle of a bro and Noah becoming obsessed with gathering elite internships like they were trading cards, they still remained as close as they had been since they were five-year-old benchwarmers in Little League together.
Wut? Come again? Did the Hero just refer to himself as a bro? Yes, yes he did.
At 25% I feel like I gave it a chance. I have too many books on my TBR to spend the next 2 hours totally miserable reading this mess. I wanted to like it. Couldn’t.