3.5 “My Inner Thighs Be Fuckin’ Tinglin'” Stars
Before I say anything else, I have to say this:
It’s a wonder Millie can get anything done or even walk in a straight line what with how much her “inner thighs were tingling” or “those never forgotten tingles shot out from [her] inner thighs.”
Because, seriously, I think that was stated like a million times.
Okay, that was an exaggeration.
But for serio, at least ten times.
It’s also a wonder she doesn’t leave a trail of bread crumbs a la Hansel and Gretel everywhere she goes…
…But in the form of the Niagara Falls of snail trails to end all snail trails.
Or perhaps less Hansel/Gretel…
…And more Fido style?
Either way, there was a lot of talk about “wet spots” and “leakage” — let me repeat that:
— that I could have done without.
But I digress.
Now moving on.
For real this time.
This book started off GREAT.
As in EPIC LEVEL GREAT.
The first 45-50% of this book was SO good — I can’t even describe it, it was that good.
And – despite the aforementioned tingling snail trail thighs..
And I was SUPER excited for what I knew was going to be an AWESOME book that would forever live on my Kindle’s “Top Favorite of All Time” Shelf of wonder and joy.
There was tension.
There was angst.
There was drama.
Millie was cool.
And High was a totally delicious ASSHOLE. In the very best way.
And there were some hot sexy times that made this skank one
snail trail happy girl.
You know when there is a desperation to your reading?
Like when you are SO excited to find out what happens next, you have to physically restrain your eyes from skipping ahead down the page and spoiler-ing your own damn self?
I KNOW I’m not the only freak in these parts.
THAT’S how awesome the first 50% of this book was.
But then that 50% was over and we got to 65%…
And then 75%…
And finally 85% and on…
And to that I say:
What in the ever living hell happened?
No seriously, someone please tell me because I have no idea.
It’s like once certain hurdles in the story line were crossed, it just…ran out of steam or something.
The wicked awesome tension and desperation was just…gone.
There were definitely things going on up until the high 70th percentile that kept me interested.
I won’t get into any of that so as not to include spoilers.
But I will say this:
Let me reiterate my point…
FUCK that kid.
Yes, yes, I know she’s only 10 years old.
I don’t even care.
Other than that, things continued in regards to the whole overarching Benito Valenzuela story line.
Meaning: Stuff happened…And yet…NOTHING…actually fucking happened.
But anysnooze, like I said, the beginning of the book ROCKED, while the middle and ending leaned more toward a ROLL, but at the end of the day the book as a whole was worth reading just for that first half if nothing else.
Also, the connection between Millie and Logan was truly an epic love story.
A love like theirs is what little girls dream about.
And for that alone, I’m happy to have read this.
Who knows, maybe that last half with grow on me in a future re-read.
But stranger things have happened…
***ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for honest review***