I’m Gonna Go With 3 Stars
I find myself struggling on my rating with this one.
Now, that might just be due to the fact that I cracked this baby open at 12am…and finished it at 3am…when I had to be up at 4am, but…WHATEVS!
I liked it, don’t get me wrong.
But it felt a little…formulaic in the sense that I felt like I was reading a mash-up of all the installments preceding this one.
Ben – who I quite honestly felt like I never really got to know (seriously, he was barely a blip on the pages of the previous books and, quite frankly, we didn’t get to know him any better in this one) – was like a watered down version of Jimmy.
But without the drug/alcohol addiction and an interesting back story.
And a personality in general, really.
She was like a watered down version of Mal.
But female. And pregnant.
And with seemingly no purpose but to quit school and follow the band around while waiting for Ben to…what exactly?
Oh yeah, decide he really loves her and wants to be with her…based on one car ride, one slam-bam-thank-you-ma’am, and a long string of text messages interspersed with the occasional phone call.
Now don’t get me wrong, I thought their little textual relationship was cute and all, I just would have preferred a little more…relationship building in between the “OMG I’m Pregnant” and the “OMG I love you,” a run-around which, by the way, seemed to take FOR-fucking-EVER despite the fact that nothing much seemed to happen in the interim.
Oh, and Martha,
the plot device Ben’s heinous sister bitch makes an appearance.
Like I said, I liked this book well enough. I just would have loved it if we got to know Ben a little more…maybe his and Lizzy’s relationship – and thus the story – might of felt a little more developed then too.
Needless to say, I was a little disappointed…
…but I still love this series.
This was just probably my least favorite.