Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review: Wrong Kind of Love by Amanda Heath

Title: Wrong Kind of Love (Young Love #3)
Author: Amanda Heath
Published: June 27th 2013
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The first time I ever saw Caden Harper I’m pretty sure I fell in love. All that golden hair and pale blue eyes. He was mysterious and covered in paint. I found it endearing and wanted nothing more than to find out all his secrets. I gave that man things I would never give anyone else. He blew it though. Which I shouldn’t be surprised considering he is a womanizer.
So I moved on, well kind of. Jaden Harper wasn’t what I expected. I found myself drawn to him almost as much as his brother. Maybe it’s the fact they are twins or maybe it was the fact I wanted to live on the wrong side for once in my life.
Now I’ve found myself dug deep in this game. There's no end in sight and I wonder when all the lies I have told will come back to haunt me. Neither man should know the things I’ve gone through. Neither should trust me. I’m not who I say I am. My past is full of things I won’t ever share.
But where will that lead me when Caden wants nothing more than to consume me? He won’t wake up to see he has the wrong kind of love.
My Name is Grace Breadfield and this is my story.

Goodreads has this question when you post a review 'What did you think'. What did I think indeed... Hmh.. Ok, I liked the beginning and I was rooting for Caden all the way and of course since it's from his and Grace's POV we know that they'll end up together, there's no other option. However, I was so annoyed by Grace that I wanted to sucker punch her at times. She was almost as annoying as Ms. Anastasia Steele. Never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would come close to annoy me as much as Mrs. Christian Grey did. Ugh.. I liked the main idea and Caden was ok, but overall it was meh for me.

I won't bore you with what happened because you aren't reading this to find out about sex with Jaden. You're reading this to find out what happens between Caden and me. Well before you think this is the end, just keep reading. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. 

The whole time Caden and Grace were back-and-forth. When I was little, my Grandma had this comparison to situations like this: a bird sits on a roof covered in tar and his feathered tail gets stuck in the tar. When it pulled its tail free, its nose got stuck. When it finally got its nose free, again, its tail got stuck. And so it went and the bird didn't manage to get free from the tar. At the age of 4 it was funny, now not so much. It's the perfect analogy to describe Caden and Grace's relationship. We desperately want them to be together and when one of them wants a relationship, the other manages to find an excuse why it should not happen. They go around circles the ENTIRE, excuse my French, fucking book. Oh and did I mention that Grace is dating Caden's twin brother? *face palm*

It was just frustrating and the characters were plain annoying. They got angry for no reason, fought like a married couple, hated and loved each other, longed, lusted, had sex, forgave too easily and throughout the entire time they weren't in a relationship and I seriously fought the urge to slap them. I read a book with a similar plot (Every Which Way by Calia Read) and had a more pleasant experience with it. Plus, there was no cheating involved. Guess which one I liked better.. Also, read the quote above. I was disappointed and that paragraph was enough to leave me that way. I'm sorry, but this character had no self-respect whatsoever.

The ending was cute, yes. There were a few things I liked about this book, but they were definitely out-shadowed by the whole 'too much drama made out of nothing' thing, plus, yeah, let's face it, the characters are just as annoying as having a high fever during summer. I'm going with a 1.5 rating thanks to the few things I liked and the main thanks for that goes to Caden who was probably one of the few characters I liked and his relationship with Declan (her sister's boyfriend and one of the MCs in the first book) was awesome and enjoyable.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  1. Yeah, this is SO not my book! I bore easily with back and forth romances and this one sounds terrible! And she's dating his twin? Ugh! I hate her already!!
    This : 'too much drama made out of nothing'
    *Runs far away from book*
    It just makes books stupid when authors do that!
    I'm sorry this didn't work out for you, Siiri! Hopefully, your next one will be better! :)
    Thanks for the great honest review!

    1. Laughing at your comment right now. It was just.. Oh boy!! I was so frustrated and I don't like to DNF books. I actually HAVE read worse, but I just didn't click at all with this book. Such a shame. The guy MC as a love interest was pretty much the only part I liked in the book.

  2. Aw, sorry the characters were annoying and that the plot was frustrating.

  3. "However, I was so annoyed by Grace that I wanted to sucker punch her at times. She was almost as annoying as Ms. Anastasia Steele."
    Eek! But no references to the inner goddess doing the samba, right?

    "The whole time Caden and Grace were back-and-forth."
    That's the worst :(. LOL at the tar & bird analogy. That does seem perfect for: "when one of them wants a relationship, the other manages to find an excuse why it should not happen. They go around circles the ENTIRE, excuse my French, fucking book." The dating the brother part reminds me of Vampire Diaries, a bit, but sounds like the characters were way ore annoying and less swoon worthy.

    Cheating, drama, annoying characters :(. A relationship where the romantic interesting is on decent terms with the MC's ex? I was about to say that's unusual, and then I realized that it's his twin brother lol.

    Well, sorry this one didn't work out as well for you as Every Which Way.

    1. Hahahaha, yes! I didn't even think about the Salvatore brothers. But it's a good reference. The love interest was ok, but his brother was kinda conniving even though at first he didn't seem like it and the girl had sex with them both.. Like. I couldn't even look at the guys if it were me in her position. She was a mess! Yeah, I hope I have better luck with my next 'love triangle' book if it were to make its way to me:)

  4. Ah, this does not sound super enjoyable. I love your Grandma's story! That is a perfect analogy for the characters.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Siiri!

  5. Sorry you didn't like this so much. Your Grandma's story had me sitting and pondering for a moment, but anyways characters like that annoy me to the max. Great review and thanks for the honest opinion!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  6. Ooooo I LOVE that bird analogy! It's so fitting for that push/pull frustration in relationships. This is definitely not the book for me, there's nothing that irritates me more than the constant back and forth between two people. Just to communicate already and make a decision as to whether or not you want to be together. And she's dating twin brother but wants to be with him? Yikes. Hope the next book you pick up rocks Siiri!

  7. No flipping way am I picking this book up! She has sex with both brothers?!! No way. I hate cheating books and the back and forth would make me want to scream. I read to be entertained, not to be annoyed senseless! Great honest review, Siiri. :)

  8. HAHA. Love that comparison from your grandmother. This is a great review of a book that I will NEVER READ. Brother love triangles are at the top of my dislike list. UGH. At least you were able to entertain us with your thoughts.