Monday, May 5, 2014

Reviews: Four Years Later by Monica Murphy & Easy by Tammara Webber

Four Years Later by Monica Murphy
Release Date: March 4, 2014 / Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Four Years Later is the conclusion to the One Week Girlfriend Quartet. I was excited to read it because I've always liked Owen and couldn't wait to read his story. However, I have to admit that I was disappointed in this book. Much like with Jen and Colin's story in Three Broken Promises, Owen and Chelsea's story never had the spark Drew and Fable's books had.

I think my main reason for not enjoying Four Years Later like I wanted to was because I had a difficult time connecting with Owen and Chelsea. I kept hoping and hoping I would eventually click with them, but it never happened. Chelsea didn't stand out to me, and Owen wasn't standing out like he did in the previous books. Their relationship felt instantaneous and rushed as well. The same could be said for the other couples, but at least they were believable to me. I just didn't feel much for Owen and Chelsea, and the unnecessary drama was the same old, same old.

I neither hated nor liked Four Years Later. It was just an okay read that I wished I could have loved. If you want to read this new adult quartet, I would still recommend it, especially the first two books and the novella about Drew and Fable.

Easy by Tammara Webber
Release Date: November 6, 2012 / Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Although I've always heard good things about Easy and I've even owned a copy since 2012, I was in no hurry to read it. Now I'm wondering why I waited so long to read it! Because Easy was such a wonderful story with amazing romance and characters. It has to be one of the best new adult novels out there.

There were two things I really really loved about Easy. One was the development of the romance between Jacqueline and Lucas. It was so sweet and hot and had my heart bursting from happiness. I've always had soft spot for characters who have loved someone (in this case, it was Lucas having feelings for Jacqueline) from afar. I think their relationship was done so well. The other thing I loved was Lucas. Oh my god. This guy was PERFECT. And I don't mean in a cheesy, boring way. Every time he was around Jacqueline, the scenes left me feeling breathless. He was such a sweet, caring, and amazing guy. These are the type of romances and heroes I love to read about, and I'm just so happy Jacqueline and Lucas found each other.

Like I said, I can't believe it took me so long to read this book! However, at the same time, I have to admit I'm kind of glad I decided to read it so close to the release of Breakable, the companion novel to Easy from Lucas's POV. Even though I know it's going to be heartbreaking, I can't wait to get inside of his head.

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