Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen

November 17, 2018     Elle     ,

Speakeasy by Sarina BowenSpeakeasy by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Series: True North series #5
Genres: Romance
Pages: 274
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My Rating : two-stars

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…

May
Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.
Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.

Alec
I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.

It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.
Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…

Unfortunately, I didn’t care for this one. The previous books in the series were great but this one didn’t work for me at all. First and foremost, I loved May when she was a secondary characters in the books before this one. She seemed like a woman with a heart of gold and a deep love for her family. I didn’t feel this AT ALL in Speakeasy. In fact, I felt that she had a lot of disdain for them even though they clearly were there for her during her struggles. It was sad to see. Secondly, she flip-flopped from liking women to men so quickly that it made my head spin! I understand bisexuality and rooting for both teams. I feel for those who have a hard time with their sexuality and everything in between. But she moved on so quickly from being with a woman for nearly a year to sleeping with a man who she barely knows way to fast. I think this made it hard for me to connect with her because she didn’t feel real to me because of it. Finally, everything seemed really rushed in the story. I like a book that takes its time and builds up the romance an characters together but I didn’t get it in this book. Therefore, it was a complete bust for me. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of 1 is because no matter the problems I had with the book I still love the author and her writing. Plus, I read this one and didn’t let it fall in the DNF pile.


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