Overall, it was a decent story, simply told, and I enjoyed the intrigue that was set up after Sam and Tate's initial London meeting and start to a relationship. I also really liked the story arc and setting. I just wish the story didn't read like a slightly underdeveloped, generic romance. If this wasn't Christina Lauren, I might have gone with a solid 4 stars, but it's missing the charm and swoon-worthy romance that draws me to their books and what I've come to expect from the duo. I'm all for authors branching out and shifting away from what is expected, but I still hope for it to stand out. CL's shift to what I would call women's fiction/romance has provided some fabulous reads (ie Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating) and while I haven't given them all 5 stars, they've all been original and distinctly Christina Lauren. Unfortunately, for me, this book does not stand out among others in the genre nor does it have the wit, swoon, or story development I would expect. As for the narration, it was good up until the female narrator switch to male dialogue. Her male characters all sounded the same and not very attractively voiced.
Narration was off and all of the male characters in the book sounded the same.
Christina Laurenis the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the "New York Times", "USA Today, " and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series, "Sublime", and "The House". You can find them online at christinalaurenbooks.com, Facebook.com/ChristinaLaurenBooks, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.