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Didn't care for any of the characters..
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2016
So this series started off ok, but slowly slid downhill quickly for me. We start off with three characters who we're obviously meant to feel certain things for.
Beau: Millionaire "hottie"
Johnnie: The boyfriend
Lola: The heroine.
********** This will contain serious SPOILERS, so be aware! ***********
I'll start with the Beau.
I actually never really felt an attachment or attraction to him. Which is odd for me. He comes into the bar and offers Lola a million dollars to spend the night with him. We soon learner has a reason for doing this with her and it's so unbelievably lame that it made me dislike him even further. He's basically a thirty-something year old man who throws the biggest ten year tantrum I've ever heard of. Cause that's exactly what it was, a tantrum.
I seriously have nothing nice to say about her. We're meant to feel sorry for her. I REALLY TRIED to. I dug deep down... but the more you read about her, the more you just want to shake her a little (a lot)
She throws accusations around and blame falls on everyone else but her. She was equally at fault through it all and by the time the last book ended I'd had enough of her self-righteous speeches. The scene with Johnnie was uncalled for. And when she ended up being just as evil as Beau in book three and four, she didn't even apologize for it like she made Beau do in the dirt, in the Grand Canyon. Like I said, that speech? Ugh. She ended up being his clone. Remember babe, when you point the finger at everyone else, you have three more pointing right back at you.
Yeah, so Johnnie was the only one I had a little sympathy for. We're meant to be angry at him for even CONSIDERING 'letting' Lola do this.
Again, they decided TOGETHER to take the money. Then after she gets attached to Beau, she yells that he should have stopped all of this. This was HIS fault.
Now, to me, when they discussed this TOGETHER, He asked her opinion because she was his equal. He didn't get all cavemen and tell her "Heck NO! She wasn't going to even talk this guy. She was only allowed to do what HE said cause he Tarzan, and she Jane!" *grunt*
No, he treated it as a decision they made together.
Then, when she was all eager to do it a second time, that was ALL his fault too.
Poor Johnnie. He was very dense. And very in love with Lola. Spent all night waiting on the couch until she got home. But it was all over for him. by then
I mean, isn't that what we girls complain about in book reviews? How dare men push us around and walk all over us , making our decisions for us? We want to be treated as equals!!
To me, that's exactly what he did. Let Lola do as she wanted. Asked her opinion and let her make the decision.
I mean, it was a MILLION DOLLARS.
Who also made his own really bad mistake in the end.
I thought all the characters were unlikable. I'm sorry.
I tried to feel for them.
I really did.
Oh, and Brigitte having an epiphany after ONE therapy session was laughable. Except it wasn't.