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More of much the same.
on 25 August 2014
Well. Um. Ok, so this is one of those books -same as Beautiful/ Walking Disaster- that I immersed myself in, enjoyed and zapped through only to be immediately plagued by 'WTF???' thoughts on completion.
GOOD: I'm quite taken with McGuire's clean writing style and the flow carried me nicely through the story. I'm a sucker for cameo appearances -and there was plenty of those, so YEY- and I got a bonus kick outta matching up this plot line with Travis'.
The Maddox appeal is utterly lost on me. I do not get it. At all. Those boys be crazy! And not in a good way.
I saw very little difference between Trenton and Travis. And, actually, their stories weren't worlds apart, either.
Single, Trenton's behaviour was as appalling as his baby bro's (there appears to be an alarming lack of self respect among the female population of that town). And once in love (having fallen dangerously fast and hard), he turned into an obsessive, possessive scaryass sop. Add in the famous Maddox volcanic temper and...*sigh* proper messed up! The fact folk consider him a swoony catch is disturbingly worrisome.
Cami didn't make for a particularly likeable protag, either. I guess the Maddoxes have a shared 'type' because she's as much a self-absorbed head scrambler as Abby.
Trenton and Cami together = Toxic.
And the TJ thing...Oh, please! Obvious, ridiculous and irritating. Shouldn't have been dragged on right to the bitter end.
My final peeve: what's with the name games? Seriously, whatthehell??? We have the Maddoxes all sporting names beginning with T; Camille Camlin, her 3 bros -Clark, Chase and Coby- and her cousin -Colin; Abby Abernathy; Olive Olivier ...just...no. NO!