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Something Tragic by Jessica Yeh

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆★ There are some books that hold you in a thrall of emotions that they create long after you’ve finished them. You have emotions...

The Longshot (ShudderCon #6) by Anna Cove

⭐☆


This one was going good with great chemistry and excellent setting of opposites in the MCs till it just unravelled completely.

Carly Caldecott, a slightly flighty, mostly irresponsible rich girl is set to get married to her much-younger girlfriend in Vegas during ShudderCon but almost literally first faints and then sprints away from the aisle. Jane Torres works as a maid at the Masquerade, where ShudderCon is hosted. The runaway bride tries to hide in a closet where Jane is already hiding. Carly is none too happy with her own behaviour and enlists Jane’s help – with a lot of money – to help Carly make amends. The impulsive heiress and the reluctant maid form an unlikely couple till they start feeling an attraction to each other.

Much was made about Jane’s strength and integrity. The strength made sense given her living circumstances, but she didn’t show much backbone or integrity. Carly, on the other hand, is frivolous but sweet with more depth than her superficial surface suggests. Their attraction was getting good. And then…

Jane practically flakes on Carly without informing her and then takes offense at Carly’s behaviour. Jane is quite awful to a colleague too. The worst: Carly leaves a cheque of twenty thousand dollars for Jane and leaves Vegas. Egoistical Jane does nothing to reach out to Carly plus for some inexplicable reason, Jane actually decides she deserves the money and encashes it. Jane’s character disintegrated at a breath-taking pace and destroyed any enjoyment we were feeling.

A better book would’ve been where Jane didn’t encash the cheque but find enough strength within to chase her dream. Where Carly doesn’t become penniless but becomes a pillar in her family business. Where Jane doesn’t selfishly pursue her own dreams and only goes to find Carly much, much later.

This one is sadly lacking.

⭐☆

 

 


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