In truth I never had any interest in reading a book like this, but I was given it for free. It was a book given to me when I signed in for Penned Con. I figured why not read it.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
The Misadventures of a Virgin by Meredith Wild
Synopsis From The Book
It’s been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It’s been just as long since Kase’s father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell’s grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her without a word?
Four years ago, unexpected news shook the foundation of Kase McCasker’s world. Escaping Falls Edge for college was the perfect excuse to chase his demons and bury his pain. Now, with a degree in hand and a void he can’t fill, he’s back in the little mountain town he thought he’d never call home again. Searching for purpose, he’s determined to put down roots and take over the struggling farm that’s been in his family for generations.
Time and distance haven’t taken the edge off his preoccupation with June, the spitfire daughter of his father’s rival. He hasn’t forgotten their time together and all the things they did and didn’t do. One look at her has him reconsidering the future and making a dangerous deal to win her over. Is a chance at her heart worth risking everything else?
Short Synopsis By Me
Lets go with above…
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
This is a romance and only a romance? This is probably going to be killer for me. I do not do well with singular genre romances, and the worst part is it is a part of the series. Some part of me is always going to want to finish the other books now that I read the first one.
A quick google search told me that there are 18 books to this series, all romances, and all standalone novels. Most are written by different authors and technically this is book four. Do I have to read it? No. Would I have ever picked this up in a book store on my own? Never. In fact I’d probably have been repelled.
Only, I got it for free…
I might as well try it. Who’s to say my tastes haven’t changed in recent years? Fingers Crossed.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
Can I smash the keys of my keyboard to express my disdain? No. Well then… Yeah. I read it. Yes. I… I have nothing else to say.
Essentially this book follows the characters June and Kase and their relationship from long forgotten crushes to lovers to married folk. Its erotica.
Honestly this book was such not for me that I find it hard to review it for it as it is. I was almost tempted not to post this review, but I will.
What I Liked:
It was a decent plot. The whole concept of June and Kase’s fathers being estranged do to June’s mother was interesting. Why the farm was important was interesting.
Characters were not bad. Interesting back story between the characters and their lives.
What I Would Have Changed or Would Have Liked:
I would have liked more time for the plot, though I supposed two weeks is decent. (liked a longer time line).
For it to not have been erotica?
Why You Should Read:
I probably could pitch this book better if I actually cared for it. Its decent in many things, from the relationship, to the characters, to the plot. I just couldn’t get into this book at all.
Time Taken To Read
This is difficult. Because the book wasn’t badly written, or anything it was just not what I expected nor what I read (ever). I have to think, is this the worst book I’ve ever read? Worth a 1 or a 0? No. Was it better written than what I’ve listed as a 2/5? Yes.