ARC REVIEW: Bad Romeo (The Starcrossed series #1) by Leisa Raven a.k.a O Romeo, O Romeo… please stay away from me
AUTHOR: Leisa Rayven
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: December 23rd 2014 by St. Martin’s Press
GENRE: NA > Romance | Contemporary
PAGES: 288pages (kindle edition)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (netgalley)
2 ★★ 1/2
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When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.
Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they’ll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks
Maybe because I was never a fan of Romeo and Juliet? Nah.
Ethan is oh-so-perfect you guys. Even his foot is yummy.
“For a few seconds, I just stare. His foot is beautiful. Perfect. He could be a goddamn foot model.” – Cassie.
And Cassie is virgin and *gasps* nobody can believe it because HELLLOOO PEOPLE, SHE IS SO PRETTTEH AND PURRFECT.
I want to like this. I really do. But here’s the problem: I don’t buy it. Any of it. The romance, the characters.. everything just feels so forced. They can have sex every day or have that ~very hot connection~ between them, I still don’t buy it. I don’t even care about that CHEMISTRY that everybody is speaking of. EXCUSE ME BUT WHERE? WHERE IS THE LOVE STORY THAT YOU PROMISED? This book made Bella and Edward’s ~love story~ more interesting.
Ethan Holt was heartbroken so he doesn’t date. He’s having a hard time committing to a relationship. Whatever. He has issues. Baggage. But Cassie doesn’t care about that because she’s a virgin and Ethan is making her feel things so she wants him to deflower her. Oh but perfect Ethan have hurty feelings and he thinks Cassie ‘deserves better’ so he tries to stay away and just be an asshat. But Cassie is a martyr!!! She doesn’t care even if he’s being a douche and that the guy is unhinge because they have ~connection~ and CHEMISTRY. SHE wants HIM. And that my friends is how the girl became obsess.
And that’s what the book is just about. A virgin girl. A destructive boy. An unhealthy relationship. And chapters with them just lusting at each other. Seriously, why did I even. I should have just listened to the mess in our house and gave my attention to them.
Every time I turn a chapter, I keep hoping that the plot will eventually turn around and be about Cassie’s self realizations. Because at the first few chapters that’s what the book is about. It’s supposed to be about Cassie finding herself because she have no idea who she is. And acting is her passion. Oh and also thinking erotic thoughts about Ethan Holt.
BUT THIS IS WHY I DIDN’T REALLY LIKE THIS: I actually expected this, I mean, this is NA. But I also expected it to have a heart. To have a meaning. That even though some chapters are just them lusting each other, I will say “YES, THEY BELONG TO EACH AND THEIR LOVE IS REAL” But no, this is the most BS of all the BS book relationship I’ve read. AND THIS GIRL HAVE NO SELF RESPECT. I have a lot of Virgin friends and yes, they feel lonely. And yes, they think about sex but they’re not like Cassie who thinks and writes about a guy’s peen in her diary because she’s fascinated.
Cassie says thing like this:
“No, I didn’t know it was a fluffing porn term. Do I look like a porn-watching pervert..”
And then watches porn after.
The guys a pig. ‘Nuff said. Seriously, who falls in love with a guy like this?!
The writing is decent that’s why I added a star rating. And that’s the only good thing I can say. I
(I might add more to this review but this whole thing is typed right after I finished the book. Yes, I finished it. Pat in the back for me.)