This one left me a little befuddled and scratching my head after. It's still hot, just not my kind of romance.
Format: Audiobook (A copy of this book was provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Melissa Foster
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Narrator: Paul Woodson
Everything's naughtier after dark...
Receiving a marriage proposal is supposed to make a women happy, but when Erica "Laney" Lane receives a beautiful marriage proposal from her perfect boyfriend on the eve of her annual camping trip with her best friend, Jackson Wild, the first thing she does is jump into bed with Jackson.
Jackson's all too happy to screw the annoyance out of Laney. After all, they've always screwed the hell out of each other when they were bored or angry, lonely, or too damn drunk to see straight.
But the marriage proposal changes everything, and their annual camping trip takes unexpected turns. Will a few nights in the wilderness set these friends with benefits free, or lead them on a path of destruction?
I hate to do this because I usually love Foster’s work but I had to slam the brakes on this one. I get the edgier and sexier vibe that the author was going for with this series but I just couldn’t figure this one out.
Jackson and Laney have a friends with benefits relationship that continues even when one or both of them are seeing other people. More befuddling to me is that Laney’s boyfriend knows about the relationship yet not only does he propose to Laney, he is totally okay with her going away with Jackson for their camping trip. Um, did I miss something? I could get it if this was labeled as a m/f/m romance but it’s not. As much as I tried, I couldn’t get on board with Jackson and Laney.I thought they both came across as selfish and a little cold and when it came to Jackson, Laney was a pushover and let him get away with too much.
Here’s the thing, Jackson and Laney definitely loved each other, they knew it, they owned it, but they don’t realize that they’re in love with each other in the “I’m all in and it’s going to be you for me and me for you for the rest of time” sense. I think that’s what this short story is about, their journey from just sex buddies and friendship to something more meaningful and permanent.
The plot was a little unbelievable to me and I know that this is fiction but I do need to believe in the characters and the story being told and that didn’t happen here. I just couldn’t get past the way Jackson and Laney disregarded other people’s feelings because of their friends with benefits bit going on. Some people might take offense at what they would consider
cheating but I saw it more as the two of them having an open relationship with each other that didn’t necessarily take into account the other people they would be seeing.
Click It or Skip It? I’m going to be honest, I didn’t care for Jackson very much but it’s one of those stories that really depends on the reader’s preference. I’m going to Skip It but if you’re okay with open relationships then buy all means Click It and have fun.
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