♥♥♥ 2.75 'I'm so sad' Stars ♥♥♥
*Le sigh* I don't know what to say about this one. I really don't want to dislike this one, but I am so disappointed. I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Disaster, and even enjoyed Walking Disaster a bit, only because it was in Travis's POV. So, when I hear his brother Trenton is getting a book, of course I'm freaking excited to read it. But after finishing it, I am still not sure what to rate it. It keeps changing from 2.5 to 3. We shall see what I decide.
My initial thoughts when starting the book, was that it wasn't bad. It starts off pretty good, and I did enjoy a few parts, but then something happens. I start to get this weird sense of Deja vu, and it's because I realize that this has a lot of similarities to Beautiful Disaster. I swear there are some conversations between them or things just said that Travis and Pigeon have to said to each other at one point or another. I even felt that in certain scenes these characters, Trenton and Cami, acted like Travis and Pigeon. I didn't mind that this book intertwined with Travis's book, but it was all just too similar. And I kind of didn't need to know what was going on with Travis when we already read his book.
I didn't feel Trenton and Cami had much of a connection, except for the initial wooing stage. After that, it just wasn't there for me. There were moments that did drag on a little. Especially the whole thing with T.J.'s secret. I also think the secondary characters were there in the same fashion they were in BD. They were there to cause drama and stuff. I also don't mind some extra drama, but I felt that the secondary characters were almost taking over what should be Trenton and Cami's book. The only problem is that I did not like Cami's best friend Ray at all. She was just...no. Did not like. I did like some characters, like Kody (who deserves SO much better) and Hazel (The badass piercing woman). So, not everyone was bad.
For the most part, I did like Cami, but she was also a bit annoying and stubborn. I did however, LOVE Trenton. I think he was awesome and sexy, as you expect a Maddox brother to be. He could also be very sweet and caring, I just wished Cami would have appreciated it more. I loved how amazing he was with Olive, who was so freaking adorable. Those moments made me melt completely!
I think I may have had my expectations too high...I don't know. I really freaking tried to love this book, like I know most will. I just think that Trenton's book needed more focus on his relationship with Cami, so we could see the build up and the relationship grow. And it definitely needed less drama from the other characters. I could have done without Ray being in it, but that's just me.
About the ending, if that was the big twist, then I think some characters should have reacted differently previous to this big reveal. Because it totally confused me that no one had freaked out before. I just didn't make sense at all, especially for people who saw T.J. All in all, I think it was just alright. These were the things that bugged me, but there were also a few good moments in the book that I did actually enjoy. I didn't love it, which saddens me deeply, but I REALLY do hope that if you give this a shot that you enjoy it WAY more than I did. I don't want to give up on this series, I really don't, so, I'm hoping the next Maddox brother book will be a whole lot better for me. I am going to continue to keep my fingers crossed.
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