Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: Womanizer

Title: Womanizer
Series: Manwhore #4 
Author: Katy Evans 
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance 
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: December 5, 2016
Source: Bought 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.
You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

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I'm so tired of writing three star reviews.  There's been a bit of a trend with me lately where I just . . . haven't been really, thoroughly enjoying the books I read.  I don't know why, but I can't seem to find a book that sparks and clicks with me.  Either way, this book was more of that same trend.  It wasn't horrible but, honestly, I would have been fine not reading it.  

This book wasn't super unique.  I know that it's hard to write an "original" novel these days and that sometimes the same themes and situations are reused, but this one just didn't stand out to me.  Even now, just a few days after having read the book, it took me a few minutes to remember what exactly happened in it.  That shouldn't happen.  I want to love a book so much that I remember every detail but still go back to reread it because it's just that good.  This just didn't have that special something that made it memorable to me.  Maybe it's because I haven't read the other books in the series -- it might have stuck better had I read the first three books in it, even though this can be read as a standalone.  

The characters were fine.  Like I've already said, they were a little stale and I didn't really feel a spark or connection with them but neither of them did anything that made me want to pull my hair out.  I liked the dynamic between them but was also sometimes confused as to where they stood as a couple/as friends.  I don't think the author meant for me to be confused by it, either.  

There's really not much more I can say.  I know this review is really short and doesn't have a whole lot of details but three star reviews are hard.  I didn't love the book but didn't hate it either.  It wasn't very memorable to me and some of the situations and the characters felt a little stale.  I might read more of this author's work in the future but I probably won't keep going with this series in particular.  

“So the saying goes, there are two dogs barking over your shoulder, fear or determination. Which one wins? The one you feed. Never feed the dog who’s afraid.”

Three out of Five Teapots

1 comment:

  1. Its the worst when you get stuck in a rut where book after book is just meh! I totally know where you are coming from with this review. hopefully the next book breaks the trend!


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