Mini reviews: Until the Consequence of Me

Lately I have listened much faster than I could write blog posts, so I decided to make a few mini reviews of books I didn’t enjoy that much.

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Review of: Until Harry by L.A. Casey**

#1 Until Harry by L.A. Casey

What is it about? A woman, who stayed away from home for several years because she was so heartbroken, has to return and face the man she has always loved.

What went wrong for me? I didn’t like the male protagonist. He was a pretty big dickhead at several points and I didn’t feel that he made up for it. The female protagonist simply loved him no matter what he did. But I’m vindictive and I could not forgive him for some of the things he pulled.

Who would like it? Someone in my Facebook group said it wasn’t really Romance but Chick Lit. I think she’s right and readers who are more interested in the woman’s journey and are not looking to fall in love with the guy will like it. It is a good book and the narration by Heather Wilds was really fantastic.

Look up the summary and reviews on Amazon: Click here**

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Review of: The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken**

#2 The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

What is it about? Incidentally, this is also about a girl coming back home and facing her childhood love.

What went wrong for me? I’m usually quite a fan of rom-com. But this was definitely too hilarious for me. I did not react well to having the narrators yell into my ear. I actually DNF’ed the audiobook because I couldn’t deal with it. The story was slapstick. And while I did work my way through the e-book, it never became what I had hoped it would be. I usually like Amy McFadden. I thought she did a wonderful narration of The Paper Magician**, but this one with the yelling… No. Just no.

Who would like it? Everyone who loves rom-com and can listen to the Audible sample without cringing. Rachel Van Dyken is a great author and this book is very popular. But I think it’s one of those that you either love or hate. Nick Podehl did a nice narration.

Look up the summary and reviews on Amazon: Click here**

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Review of: Losing a Piece of Me by K.B. Andrews**

#3 Losing a Piece of Me by K.B. Andrews

What is it about? This is again about a woman, who stayed away from home for several years because she was so heartbroken, and has to return and face the man she has always loved (okay, maybe I’m trying to make a point by copy and pasting this line, at least to myself).

What went wrong for me? I went in expecting a very angsty, very dramatic read. Instead all the problems could be solved by talking them out. It’s pretty bitter when you waste 6 years of your life just because you don’t talk openly to the people you love.

Who would like it? Everyone who likes a sad and emotional romance and prefers when the stakes aren’t higher. Sarah Puckett’s narration was wonderful. Very touching and emotional.

Look up the summary and reviews on Amazon: Click here**

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I received Losing a Piece of Me for free in exchange for an honest review. Until Harry and The Consequence of Loving Colton are “read and listen for free” in Kindle Unlimited**.

So, what’s the bottom line? I have learned my lesson and will from now on be very careful with second chance romance novels. And I shall stay away entirely from stories where the female protagonist leaves her home for years, unless I’m sure that there are extremely dramatic reasons for it (it sounds awful, saying it like that… I don’t feed on anybody’s tears!)

And just to reiterate, these are all good books. They just aren’t the right kind of books for me because I’m a special breed of mood reader and these books all fit a mood I’m basically never in πŸ˜€ If you have listened to or read one of these, please leave a link to your review in the comments section! I’d love to check them out.

 

14 comments on “Mini reviews: Until the Consequence of Me

  1. Sorry this didn’t suit you, but I love the mini review idea and might want to copy this format, if that’s okay with you! I’ll link to your blog as the inspo. πŸ˜‰

  2. This is a great way to handle when you get behind. I always think I have to do a full-blown review for every book and these are great. Too bad they weren’t the right fit.

    1. Yeah, me too. And then I thought about how much more time I would spend on primping the post than actually writing the reviews for these and it seemed silly ^^

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