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I love best friend to lovers stories... the premise of this book drew me in and I downloaded it.
I won’t lie. I struggled to page 4 before moving to another book and author completely.
I just couldn’t get into it. The first page and a half was engaging before it then became just a guy bragging about himself - doesn’t do it for me.
Anyway. I decided on some down time to go back to the book and I managed to finish it this time albeit with a lot of skimming and skipping of pages. I think I skipped more pages then I actually read.
The reason I give it 2 starts is because the story line, if I were to strip it bare is actually quite good.
Why I didn’t give it 5 starts - the flashbacks to me where pointless. The language used annoying. Typo’s. Changes of ink colour weirdly. Ash putting Charis’s body down and then making out like it’s ok because he likes it even if others wouldn’t find her or her shape beautiful. Ash bragging about his ‘talents’ in pleasing women. The sentence/ paragraph structures were sometimes hard to follow, esp when there was ‘real life’ talking happening.
I would not pay money for this book and I’m not sure I would read this author again which is a shame as I really did like the plot.
I thought the story of Asher and Charis was written well but I really disliked the way it was structured. The first quarter or so was from the point of view of the man, different, thereafter it was one then the other. The beginning of each chapter there was a conversation that had taken place between them one, two or three years previously. It got tedious. Asher was a college student who was handsome, charismatic, sexy, self-confident, brilliant, wealthy, owning his own business and incredibly good at sex. It was over kill.
This is my first Deana Farrady book and I really enjoyed the storyline. I thought Asher was a gorgeous sexy man and Charis was a naive nerdy girl who was so intelligent yet clueless and inexperienced with men - and together they just worked. Good read.