18 March, 2016

Book Review: My Sweet Demise (Demise #1) by Shana Vanterpool

About the Author:

My name is Shana Vanterpool and I create these wonderfully fantastic things called books. If you’re here you probably already know that, but the writer in me wants to make sure the details are not lost.

A little bit about me?

I’m 27. I drink too much coffee. And I have a book buying addiction I refuse to heal.

I love reading. Duh right? But it’s the truth. I love words, beautiful words. The best stories make me yearn for the characters to be real. Books take me away and suck me in.

I write because I have to. It’s who I am, who I want to be, and everything I imagine. I write about love, fear, pasts, pain, growth, sex, futures, magic-everything. Writing is a gift and I’m thankful for the ability to do so and the success and love it brings me every SINGLE day.

I have a dog I adore. Unimportant to most, but I’m sure she’d resent that. Her name is Bella and she owns my heart.

And last but not least I love my family, chocolate, book boyfriends, and COFFEE! Lots and lots of COFFEE!

Did I mention that already?

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My Thoughts:

Desperate Raina and manwhore Kent develop a tumultuous relationship that’s a train wreck of a ride full of drama with a capital D.

I wanted to like this book more than I did. The concept seemed interesting and I liked the story itself, but I could not connect with the characters at all. Kent was a complete tool and I couldn't imagine why Raina would want to be involved with him. He didn't seem to have any redeeming qualities that would make a woman like Raina want to fall in love with him, especially considering her past experiences. Kent's character does get fleshed out and developed more as the story goes on, but even learning why he acted the way he did didn't make him easier to like or relate to.

The one character I did like in My Sweet Demise was James. His character seemed complex and I wanted to read more about him, then Raina and Kent, as the story progressed. I was interested in learning more about why he stuck by Kent and what made him the character he was. I was excited to learn that he had his own story. Despite my less than stellar view of My Sweet Demise, I am looking forward to reading about James in his follow up story, My Vicious Demise.

While I didn't love this book, I didn't hate it either. I don't regret reading it, but I feel as if it wasn't as good as I was expecting or hoping it to be based on the synopsis.

My Sweet Demise (Demise #1)
New Adult Contemporary Romantic Realistic Fiction
Published: 5 January 2016 by Limitless Publishing

Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…

When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.

Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…

When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.

Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.

Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever…

Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars…

Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second.!

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Check out the second book in the Demise series, My Vicious Demise, on Goodreads HERE.

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