by Olivia Besse
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Published by: Wunderland Press on May 13, 2014
Genres: Romance, Friends-turned-Lovers
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 2.5 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup, Riley Benson is a mess. But with her ingenious plan to become a ball-busting heartbreaker herself, she’s pretty sure she’ll survive. After all, what better way is there to get revenge than to move on?
Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?
Max Fletcher is in love with the girl who gave him chicken pox and his first broken leg. When his best friend seems to finally be out of the picture, he can’t help but want to keep Riley all to himself. And, after coaching her with the very best of the very worst love advice, it seems as if he might actually get what he's wanted after all those years. But just as the two come to the realization that they're actually kind of perfect for each other, along comes a secret that threatens to tear them apart.
I'm a huge fan of books about friends-turned-lovers, but I wasn't a big fan of this one.
First of all, almost every other word out of Riley's mouth starts with "F." I personally cuss in real life, but not this much. It was a bit over the top.
After Riley gets dumped at the beginning of the book after a 6 year relationship, she doesn't cry once. She just whines about how she'll be alone forever. This (and the cussing) didn't make her a very sympathetic character in my mind. I honestly don't see what attributes she had to make Max like/love her from afar all these years. She was shallow and rude and obnoxious.
I could kind of go on and on, but I won't.