Sunday, 3 November 2013

This Beautiful Thing (Young Love #1) by Amanda Heath

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 276 KB
Print Length: 167 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481212079
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name...

Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...

Cover: An ok for me.  Don't hate it, don't love it.

I'm always looking for a great New Adult novel.  They've become something of a new favourite genre for me.
This one unfortunately didn't quite hit the spot for me.
The plot and premise of this book was there.  Stifled girl falls for brother's best friend. 
But the writing really let it down.
First off- did this book have an editor?  Because it doesn't seem like it.  And it desperately needed it.  A lot of sloppy mistakes- miss instead of mess, etc.
A few is forgivable but unfortunately it was throughout.
I think this was slightly more irriting though, and that's that the writing felt so immature. The dialogue was so unbelievable, adding 'dude' to the end of every spoken sentence doesn't make you're characters contemporary.  They're speech just didn't feel real.
Some parts felt very similar to The Boy That Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.
Teagan- I didn't connect well with her.  She could turn very selfish and narcissitic.
Declan- I liked his character much more, and he felt more 3D.  But I don't see how he fell for Teagan when all he ever says about her is that's she's beautiful.
Over all this book felt very shallow.  It tried to have substance but it just fell flat.  The writing let it down.
If you're a New Adult fan, I think it's safe to skip this one.
2/5 stars.

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