I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Legend by Sawyer Bennett, narrated by Joe Arden & Andi Arndt. Super-fast single dad/surprise baby romance with possibly dubious mental health representation but enjoyable enough if one doesn’t think too hard.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll by Sawyer Bennett, narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell. The conflict was a little cliche but the story was fun (if not particularly deep) and the narration was very good.
Monthly Mini Review
Alex by Sawyer Bennett – C+ I’ve had this book on my TBR for some time. I bought the second in the series when it was on special recently and thought I ought to start with the first one. I was a little meh about it at the very start. The writing style seemed a little too simplistic and on the didactic side and Sutton was just too perfect. But then there was a section from Alex’s POV where he was remembering a particulary awful thing his father did to him and it got me right in the feels. The mid section of the story was a little stronger but Alex wasn’t that much of an asshole most of the time, depsite his warnings to the contrary. In the end, it fizzled a bit, with the wish-fulfillment and sparkly rainbows of the side plots which felt unrealistic. Alex had a whiplash fast change from “I’m falling for her” to “I have to break up with her because reasons” to “what a doofus I was, I want her back”. It didn’t make a lot of sense to me from a narrative perspective. I also wanted a lot more about Sutton’s and Alex’s drug awareness programme. Sutton was supposed to be giving the team owners a weekly report about whether Alex was behaving himself, but if she did any of that, it didn’t make its way into the book.