November 19, 2017

Series: Starcrossed #2
Format: Paperback

Pages: 324 pages
Published: April 28th 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 1250064198

WARNING: THIS BOOK IS CONSIDERED NSFW


3 out of 5 stars

Broken Juliet is the story of Cassie Taylor and Ethan Hold that both attend the same acting school, Grove. When Cassie and Ethan play together the sparks of their chemistry fly across the stage. With a fated casting choice in the play Romeo and Juliet, their dysfunctioning relationship begins.

When Cassie and Ethan get cast as leads in a romantic play years down the lane, both of them are forced to look back to their dysfunctioning secret affair during their years at the Grove.

Broken Juliet start where Bad Romeo ended. And not much has changed with the characters. Cassie still has no personality, and Ethan is still a douchebag that tries to win Cassie back in the future by saying he changed. However, the story was much improved on by finally showing us the breakups that got mentioned multiple times during Bad Romeo but were never shown. Giving the characters a bit more of a character.

Broken Julliet still contains sex, a lot of it.
While these scenes are written well, they tend to become very repetitive after a couple of scenes. I really liked Leisa Rayven’s writing style in these scenes, but that sadly didn’t save them from being the same “get undressed”, “have sex”, “deal with the aftermath” scenes all of the time.

Just like Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet is a cute read, but it features too much and mainly repetitive sex scenes. I’d recommend it if this is the kind of book you’re looking for, but don’t read it for the plot.

November 9, 2017

Format: Paperback
Pages: 406 pages
Published: December 23rd 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 1250063272

WARNING: THIS BOOK IS CONSIDERED NSFW


3 out of 5 stars

Bad Romeo is the story of Cassie Taylor and Ethan Hold that both attend the same acting school, Grove. When Cassie and Ethan play together the sparks of their chemistry fly across the stage. With a fated casting choice in the play Romeo and Juliet, their dysfunctioning relationship begins.

When Cassie and Ethan get cast as leads in a romantic play years down the lane, both of them are forced to look back to their dysfunctioning secret affair during their years at the Grove.

Cassie is a character which I felt like has no true personality for herself. she nods to all opinions and tells everyone what they want to hear to make sure she fits in in the Grove. The moment she and Ethan get together Cassie changes in a character that’s horny 24/7 and bases all decisions she makes upon that sensation.

Ethan is a character that acts like a douchebag all of the time due to his dramatic past. Ethan’s intentions never become clear as he keeps sending mixed signals to Cassie while also being horny 24/7 himself.

With mentioning both the main characters 24/7 the next is inevitable: the sex. This book contains sex, a lot of it.
While these scenes are written well, they tend to become very repetitive after a couple of scenes. I really liked Leisa Rayven’s writing style in these scenes, but that sadly didn’t save them from being the same “get undressed”, “have sex”, “deal with the aftermath” scenes all of the time.

Bad Romeo is a cute read, but it features too much and mainly repetitive sex scenes. I’d recommend it if this is the kind of book you’re looking for, but don’t read it for the plot.