First Impression Friday
is a weekly feature hosted here at Alexandra Florence books. I've been finding that what I think about books changes a lot from beginning to end, so I thought it would be really fun to share my first impressions of a book, and hopefully read yours too! If you want to join in then all you have to do is link your First Impression Friday
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I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
I recently requested The Consequence of Loving Colton
on NetGalley, my request was accepted and I started reading. Straight away I really liked it, Milo is funny, especially in her conversations with her best friend Max. She's been harbouring a secret love for Colton, her older brother's best friend, and her own childhood playmate. Naturally when she sees him for the first time in years she's a hot mess, but seriously who could blame the woman? He's all hot and toned and pressing his jean clad nether regions against the window of her car. She has a right to be flustered.
From the initial first impressions I thought I was on to a winner, but then things have just gotten more and more confusing, to the point where I keep rereading passages to try and piece together what the hell just happened. One minute they're sat around the table having dinner, the next Jason (Milo's brother) has a black eye. I wouldn't say there's a whole lot of flow to The Consequence of Loving Colton from what I've read so far.
Another thing, the plot is absolutely ridiculous. Half the time I'm internally cringing at the absurdity of it all. The more I read the more absurd it becomes, and honestly the craziness is getting annoying. The language is also questionable. Some of the things that are being said I've never heard uttered from a human mouth before. It all seems very surreal and amateur, cobbled together in a hurry.
I'm at the point where I just want to finish so I can be done with it. I don't know if I'm even bothered about what happens to everyone. I know there's a sequel, but at the moment it's not looking like I'll be reading it.
What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!
Labels: 2015, Book, First Impression Friday, New Adult, Published 2015, Rachel Van Dyken, Review, The Consequence of Loving Colton