Hey friends! I’m back with some more DNF reviews. I know, I know. It’s a reader’s worst nightmare.But for me DNFing books have become almost like a trademark.
Two books/authors on here are highly loved and favored in the romance and book community. I know ya’ll are going to be like WHAT?! when you see them. I just hope you won’t disown me after this post!
I’m even thinking about disowning myself actually. I wanted to love every single of these especially because they are all own voices and have POC main characters. However, as much as I wanted to love and support them, I like what I like and I just didn’t match well with these books. Also, if these are your favorites, you are valid. This post isn’t to make anyone feel otherwise.
Untouchable (Ravenwood #2)
by Talia Hibbert
I couldn’t read this anymore. Y’all, I was legit bored to tears. It’s a long story how I got started with the second book of this series instead of book 1. Short Version: I read a sample of A Girl Like Her and saw that it was on overdrive but was on a wait. I picked this up to read while I’m on hold and since I got a feel for her sister Hannah in the sample.
Besides me being bored, my main issue relied upon the characters. They were one dimensional and bland. I didn’t like Hannah at all. When she wasn’t in her head with drawn out commentary, she just rubbed me the wrong way. Nate was forgettable and I kept waiting for some sort of chemistry to happen between these two.
This is the second Talia Hibbert book that I have DNfed. I’m honestly thinking that she might not be a romance author for me. Now, I still have A Girl Like Her on hold on Overdrive so I won’t make my final judgment until then. I’m not holding my breath though because I don’t know how I feel about Ruth either…The Perfect Date
by Evelyn Lozada
As much as I wanted to love this because Evelyn Lozada wrote it, I couldn’t bring myself to. The characters and the unnecessary drama was too much. There wasn’t a single character that I liked or was willing to root for. Well everyone except for Jose.
A Princess in Theory
by Alyssa Cole
With this being my second time giving this book a shot, I just have to throw my hands up and say this isn’t for me. My issues came down to the characters and the writing.
I don’t think I could have been more uninterested in two characters if I tried. Ledi and Thabiso both rubbed me the wrong way. Ledi’s attitude was getting on my nerves. She came off so unlikeable to me. Thabiso either wanted to be a stuck-up asshole or trade in his crown to be a full fledged stalker. I did get to read one steamy scene between them and it was hot, I can’t lie about that. And even though I live and breathe for steamy scenes, I need more than that to continue here.
The writing just didn’t click with me. Honestly, this book didn’t even have to be this long. I felt like most of everything I read was just overly worded descriptions. Seriously. The characters came off flat and everything was described to make me see it and understand instead of feeling.
I know this book and author are really loved in the romance community, however, I’m just going to have to say neither are for me.