Title: Making Bad Choices
Author: Rita Stradling
Genre: YA, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Format: eGalley, Provided by NetGalley
Description (Source: NetGalley):
[Recommended 16 + this is a Mature YA or New Adult book]
Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died, as if losing my mother wasn’t bad enough.
We hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him. He had a very different story.
When I moved to my dad’s house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from bitter enemies to. . . something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space, determined to pull me into his life, filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.
I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed.
I knew crossing that line could have very serious consequences; because Culter Fuller wasn’t just any irresistible boy, Culter Fuller was my stepbrother.
But, I was always very bad at making the right choices.
This has been my most surprising read so far this year. I picked this one up in NetGalley because the story line intrigued me. It was a very fast read, as I finished it in only one sitting. While it was short, the plot was interesting, well thought out, and there was room for some humor and shenanigans. The warning at the top of the description seems to be mostly for the language, as I didn’t find any of the scenes to be overly sexual. There was more alluding to sex than actual sex.
What I liked:
– Quick, but the story didn’t feel rushed or haphazardly thrown together.
– I liked Cassie, but the real gold was Cutler and Daisy. I need an aunt like Daisy, lol. Back to Cutler – he was sweet, thoughtful, and not some Alpha-Douchebag who thought of Cassie as a possession. Sure, he was a little pushy, but not annoyingly so. Cassie didn’t really need much convincing in most instances anyway.
– I guessed the twist at the end about 1/2 way through the book, but it was still pretty good.
What I didn’t:
– I believed that Cutler loved Cassie and was harboring feelings for years, but I didn’t really believe Cassie’s side of it. It seemed very rushed on her part.
Would I recommend this book to family and/or friends?
Yep, it’s good for a fluffy and quick read. I would read this if you have an afternoon off and need a story with an HEA to make you feel good.
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TLDR; Quick and easy read. Good to read if you’re cranky and need a pick-me-up.