Let me start this review with the fact that I love the Erin's Vegas Vampires books. They're great books!  So I was really happy to be able to get the arc of this new book by Erin. I knew it was a contemporary adult book and I was excited to give it a try.

I like the book. I felt it was a very true telling of such a difficult subject matter, that being what Tyler and his brothers had to go through. There are some very tough subject matter in the book. That being Tyler's mother and her drug abuse. The book took a honest approach to drug abuse and child abuse. It was real and at times, ugly but I liked that.

I really liked the family element in the book and how both Rory and Tyler were dedicated to their families.  I really enjoyed Tyler and ended up respecting him and his brothers for their absolute dedication to each other.

Tyler and Rory as friends in this book was just a little to over the top for me.
There seemed to be no real depth and I found myself getting very angry on Rory's behalf.  I really did not feel like it was true friendship. It felt fake and as if  the girls felt sorry for Rory.

Now Tyler and Rory work in a lot ways. I could see the attraction on both sides but It felt that they almost instantly fell for each other and, all the sudden, Rory could forgive Tyler and her friends for what they did. 

Even when Tyler breaks her heart and leaves her shattered, she just forgives him without any real anger. "It was ok you broke my heart, but you had a awful life and I forgive you and love you".   It really, really, did not work for me! I think a part of this would be the fact that I couldn't connect with the characters. I like this book but I did not love this book.



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