rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a quick read. A very quick read. But, it was entertaining. Kind of like cotton candy, which I love. But, I couldn’t eat it everyday.
What did I like about this book? I liked the characters. I thought they were believeable and interesting. I thought they were three dimensional, even given how short the book was, and how much plot she had to work in. Secondary characters in this book were cardboard cutouts, even the main secondaries like the ex girlfriend, the roommate, and the overbearing father. They had a bit more heft to them, but no real depth.
I also liked how it seemed very authentic. When the ex girlfriend pulls her stunt, and all is revealed at the end, there is no instantaneous “all is forgiven” moment. Hell no, all ain’t forgiven. I started to roll my eyes a bit at the white guy likes hip hop, black chick likes country element thrown in, but Amos makes it make sense. Why wouldn’t she like country music, born and raised a Texan? And white guys liking hip hop isn’t even unusual enough to mention, so it worked. I like how she called him out on the hip hop only to have him not even understand why she’d think it was unusual. It all seemed very realistic to me.
I liked the fact that the race issue got a passing mention and that was it. If this is a trend in interracial romance books, I like it! It got a mention because it isn’t completely a non-issue in Texas oil baron social society and/or political circles. But, it was hardly the focus of the story. I don’t even think it was the focus of the paragraph where it got a mention. Perfect. It was almost a throwaway line, and that’s exactly where it should be.
The ending was good. Almost tips the scale of believability, but then it all falls into place. The only thing I wish was that this book was longer and Amos had more time to develop these characters properly. And, when you want more of the book, that is always a good thing!
P.S. Oh yeah, and the sex was HAWT!