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Loving Bad and Surviving Slater by Regan Ure - 4/5 and 3.5/5

Loving Bad 4/5

Blurb: 
The good girl falls for the bad boy.

But what if there is more to Sin Carter then a bad attitude, tattoos and piercings.

And what if there is more to the Taylor Price then the fact she has always followed the rules and done what she was told.

Their pasts haunt them. Sin is trying to break free from his dark past while Taylor lives each day trying to forget about the horrors that marred her childhood

When they meet their physical attraction is undeniable. One night is not
enough for both of them.


This was a sweet read!
It brings together two very different characters. Taylor had lived a very sheltered life. She is a grown woman attending college but has never gone to party, drunk, kissed a boy...
Sin is the exact opposite, he had a rough childhood and has done everything and a little more.
Although they are two completely different characters they have one thing in common: neither one of them wants the past to define them. So when they get together their 'relationship' lacks all the fundamentals necessary for two people to trust each other. Not wanting to be defined by the wrongs and tragedies of their past they don't open up to each other and the lack of communication and trust makes things rather difficult.
This was a quick read, the plot wasn't full of twists and turns and although we learnt what happened in their past it is not necessarily enough to create a well rounded picture of them, hence although I thought the story was sweet I can't really give it more than four stars.

Surviving Slater 3.5/5


Blurb:
Jordan Ross is not a good girl. Growing up with a dark secret has toughened her up. She doesn't trust easily.

Slater Graves is a bad boy living day to day. Haunted by a childhood event, he is stuck in a hellish limbo, unable to move forward.

When they meet, their attraction is intense and irresistible. Impossible to fight. But for their own survival they need to keep their emotions out of it. Can they survive each other, with their hearts intact?
 


I loved how it started! It brought together what we already knew about the new characters from Loving Bad and it therefore made the characters immediately relatable.
The book starts when Taylor was in the hospital and it continues to show the remainder of Loving Bad through Jordan's eyes while at the same time giving us an inside into how Jordan herself feels and the problems she has going on in her life. The first chapters were no shadow of doubt the best chapters between the two books.
Why only 3.5 stars then you ask? well, once Taylor is out of the hospital and moves in with Sin Surviving Slater focus solely on Jordan and Slater, as it should. But their story is only interesting during the first and last pages. All the stuff in between is rather repetitive. They get together, they break up; they get together, they break up; they get together, they break up... on and on the cycle goes. Neither wants to get emotional involved, both clearly already are. There were therefore a few too many boring chapters. I still would recommend you read it though, specially if you loved Loving Bad!

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