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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 27, 2022
I've enjoyed a few of this author's other books, but this one not so much. I have to say that I hated Jett so much. He was not a likeable character at all, for me at least. I don't usually mind when the mmc is an alphahole or somewhat of a player or arrogant. But right from the start, I found this character so distasteful and that opinion never really changed throughout the book. For someone so powerful and confident, why would he be so hung up on marrying an awful person like Rachel. I didn't get the rationale behind that. And I hated that Raven sunk to her mother's level by having an affair with Jett. I hate these toxic family dynamics. I also just didn't feel a connection between Jett and Raven. It was just s** all the time. I didn't see any meaningful interactions between them at all. This book was seriously lacking in dialogue between the characters. Raven also became really annoying after she left and went to Spain. Her constant crying and dwelling on Jett just got on my nerves. Like, pull yourself together! You're crying over the worst man there is. He's just awful. The situation that caused her to leave proved that.
I also felt like there was something lacking in the writing style. A lot of Jett and Raven's scenes could've had some substance and weight to them if the author had built the tension better. Also, there were a couple of times that I wasn't sure who had spoken a certain sentence until I read the next couple of sentences. Then I had to go back and read them again to make sure I understood.
I thought this book was going to blow me away. Jett had so much potential to be a good character, but he just wasnt. I don't think there's much you can do when your mmc is irredeemable.