April 11th 2017
St. Martin’s Griffin
When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded, bartender extraordinaire, Joe Collins, only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they’re emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets… apart from the one that really matters.
And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This is my first book by Kylie Scott but when I saw it on NetGalley I was super excited to read it. It’s not everyday you see a book straight up catfishes the girl even if he didn’t want to lie and I really wanted to know how that would play out. However, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this book and the story but there was something missing.
First of all, let me talk about the characters. I really liked Alex. She was an awesome girl and I really liked how supportive she was of her friends even when she was comfortable in some situations. I also loved how strong she was even if she had her own doubts and problems. I don’t really know what to say about Joe. I liked him, I did, but there was something missing in him. Here’s the thing, this book is told only from Alex’s POV. There are a few snippets from Joe’s POV but it’s through email so you don’t know a lot about im. That’s what made me enjoy this book a little bit less because at some point things happened, Joe made some decisions I wasn’t happy about and I just wanted to know his reasoning behind it. Well, I know the reasons behind those decisions but I wanted to know more about him and I wanted to see him develop more. However, I did enjoy his relationship with Alex even if I thought it was a little bit too fast. I also loved to see him with his family and friends. It was pretty awesome.
I also enjoyed the story itself. Normally romances are too predictable and most of the times you know what will happen to them and why they’ll drift apart at some point. I had no idea about what would happen to them and what the rift would be. There was something that I knew it would happen but there was also something else that I had no idea it would happen that broken my heart.
Overall, I did enjoy this book even if it was missing something and I’m planning on reading more Kylie Scott’s books because I’m pretty sure I’ll love those too.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?