Skip to main content

The Revenge Plan by Linda Kage [arc review]

I fell in love with Linda Kage's writing when I was introduced to her work with Monster Among the Roses - It was AMAZING!
 I wanted to love this one too, but I neither loved it or hated it. Some parts were brilliant, others really annoyed me.
The Revenge Plan, Linda Kage
The blurb:
After I caught my boyfriend cheating, I tried to be mature about it with an amicable split. But he took his retaliation too far, and I have officially had enough. No more Miss Nice Haven.

No one is allowed to lie to me, betray, embarrass, and devastate me, fill me with self-doubt, or put my future at risk, and expect to get away with it. He is going to feel my wrath.

Enter Wick Webster, his archenemy.

Nothing would provoke my ex more than to see me moving on with the one guy he hates most, so that’s exactly what I plan to do.

The only hitch in my brilliant scheme is Wick himself. He’s just gotta be all love-not-war and peace-is-the-only-way. He’s more concerned about helping me heal than seeking my sweet revenge.

And what the hell is it about his soothing presence and yummy looks that calls to me until I forget how much pain I’m in? He’s making it awfully hard to use and abuse him for my malicious means. The damn guy is making me fall for him.
 


2.5 Stars

Wick was AMAZING! His character was written perfectly. I felt his passion, his pain, his determination. He was a very strong character and sacrificed everything to do the right thing by Haven- his friends, position in the football team, his sanity...

Haven on the other hand... half of the time I loved her and wanted her as a best friend. The other half her character just made me roll my eyes in frustration. 
At exactly 75% I had to put the book aside and decide if I was going to continue or not -SPOILERS AHEAD - Haven has the guts to ask Wick to 'do his business' in a condom so she can use it to get revenge on her ex on same elaborate and very very stupid plan. That she had such a horrible idea didn't affect me much, but Wick agreeing to do it and even going with her? I turned off my kindle and walked away. What guy agrees to that? unrealistic, stupid, pathetic... just no. It was really really hard to go back to the book after that.

I was also conflicted with the side story that was going on. In between Haven's and Wick's chapters we also got a 3rd pov- Henry's. To start it made no sense whatsoever and threw me off. I got very annoyed every time it was his chapter. It was good, brilliant even, but for along time it felt like two different stories and I did not like that at all. Eventually it all makes sense. Henry's story is heartbreaking and I did like it in the end, but at that point I was also tired of it all already...

In the end the book fell right in the middle of the road for me. Neither great or bad. It had brilliant moments and terrible moments. I think if you enjoy high school romance or young college romance you might like it more than I did, I just have no patience with childish characters, which Haven proved to be. 

Released date yet to be confirmed in May.
Find the book at GoodReads

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Last Tiara by M.J. Rose

The Last Tiara  by M.J. Rose is inspired by a real missing Russian Crown Jewel. She explains in an article to The Adventurine  how she stumbled upon an NPR article about the disappearance of missing Russian Crown Jewels that to date, have not been found. Captivated by it and how such amazing items could simply disappear she decides her new novel will tell the story of the lost tiara.  It is apparent throughout the book that M.J. Rose researched well the Romanov Jewels, the Russian Evolution, and especially the impact it had on the Russian people. Although she never goes into details, the poverty and difficulties the people experienced at the time are carefully and respectfully mentioned.  The book is told from two different perspectives, that of mother and daughter. The alternating chapters reveal Sofiya's life in Russia from 1915 through 1922, and Isobelle's in 1948 Manhattan, US. First we have Isabelle, an young architect in post World War II Manhattan . While renovating her

How to Catch a Duke (Rogues to Riches #6) by Grace Burrowes [ALC review]

How to Catch a Duke, Grace Burrowes I've been waiting for this book for sometime. Lord Stephen Wentworth's past was mentioned many times in previous books and I was hoping Grace Burrowes would give him a happy ending. After everything he went through in life he most certainly deserved it.  As book opening goes, the one to How to Catch a Duke  had me dying of curiosity instantly: "I have come to ask you to kill me, my lord." Miss Abigail Abbott is no damsel in distress, but she also knows when she can't handle an enemy on her own. She believes the only solution to her problems is to disappear and she trusts Lord Stephen will help her. Lord Stephen is a juxtaposition... charming and brutish, sad and happy, caring and ruthless, the most intelligent and most clueless... Although you don't have to have read any of the previous books in this series to enjoy this one, I would advise you to do so. I think Stephen's personality traits and past will be more touching

The Prince of Broadway (Uptown Girls #2) by Joanna Shupe

Another masterpiece by Jonna Shupe! I loved every second of this book and I am already a third into the next book in the Uptown Girls  series. The Greene sisters are a hoot and the man they fall for can do nothing but be at their mercy.  Blurb: In the second novel in Joanna Shupe's the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is—and too irresistible to deny. Powerful casino owner. Ruthless mastermind. Destroyer of men. He lives in the shadows... As the owner of the city's most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp... until now. She is society's darling... Florence Greene is no one's fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family... and she's using him right back. She plans t