5. svi 2015.

#CoverLust - The Pact by Karina Halle

Welcome to #CoverLust - where we talk about all those books we picked up because of the beautiful covers. 

      When I found out about new book by Karina Halle, I got excited. When I saw that pretty cover, I got really excited. When I read book description, I got super excited.

Book summary:

"It all started with a pinky swear…
Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.
But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.
Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.
It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything."


       I can't say that I hated it - it's just that there are parts that I liked and those that made me want to pull my hair out and scream.

      What I liked? Everything about that big, scary 30th birthday. I could totally relate and everything is so damn true. Society thinks that you are not young, but you're not old, too. You should act mature, pay bills, get married, have kids, stop having fun... And you still feel like a teenager sometimes. You just don't live with your parents, you can have sex whenever you want and you don't have to clean your apartment if you don't feel like it. But you still have to pay your bills.

      Friends to lovers and whole pact thing was the main thing that appealed to me. Story did start good, I was waiting for two of them to finally get together, it was funny, but... it turned into overly melodramatic, angsty, trashy, Spanish soap opera kind of story.

      Despite all things that I didn't like, I still think it is okay read. Nothing spectacular, but a fun quick read.

Broj komentara: 10:

  1. I haven't read a book by Karina in the longest time and it makes me wonder how I'd feel about her books now. She does have a knack for writing angsty romance (I don't think any of her romances are just 'normal') so it doesn't surprise me that the romance in this book was also very angsty but I am sad it didn't work for you! Especially since that cover is SO PRETTY. I don't like it when pretty covers lie :(

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  2. Oh the big 30 - that is no fun lol. I will have to check this one out for a quick read
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Oh I agree, I love this cover! Very eye catching.

  4. I've stayed away from this because I don't like overly angsty type romances and I've read several reviews that lead me to believe this wouldn't be my cup of tea. Sorry to hear this didn't knock your socks off, Glass, but happy to hear you enjoyed it after all.

    P.S.Approaching thirty was the most difficult age to reach for me. You do still feel like a teenager, but somehow that's a magical number to grow all the way up. I'm well past that and sometimes I still feel at the maturity level of a seventeen year old, lol! :)

  5. I agree that's a really nice cover. I didn't know about this one. thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh I love the cover, really catches your eye that one. I'm glad you enjoyed this one though despite a few hiccups in the novel. I'm not sure if this quite for me yet but maybe later on. Great post!

  7. That cover really is gorgeous. Sorry this one didn't live up to your expectations but at least you enjoyed for the most part. Great review.

  8. I'm loving that cover too. It's a shame it became basically a book filled with drama, it sounds like it could have been a lot more.

  9. Ugh, that's a shame... I'm so familiar with those "angsty, melodramatic, over-the-top Spanish opera" vibes because they aired those all the time here in the Philippines back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and when I say the're over the top, THEY ARE OVER THE TOP. I don't think I'd really want to read something like that :/ Such a shame because the cover is pretty!

    Faye at The Social Potato

  10. Glad this was a fun ok read. I haven't read anything by her since her Sins & Needles series, which I enjoyed. I really need to try something new of hers. Great review, and lovely cover!



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