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 by Talia Hibbert
Sleeping with the staff wasn’t part of the plan.
The trouble is, she doesn’t want to keep it. Forbidden love isn’t high on Hannah’s to-do list, and trust isn’t one of her strengths. When dark secrets threaten to destroy their bond, Nate’s forced to start playing dirty. Because this reformed bad boy will break every rule to finally claim his woman.
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
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.