My First Half (Cate and Kian #1)

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by Louise Hall

I hate leaving negative reviews, but if I’m not honest who am I really helping? I didn’t like this book at all.

In the first half of My First Half so much happened “off screen” (for lack of a better term) that I had no idea how the two characters felt about each other or if they even liked each other. The two barely even talk to each other until the second half of the book. So much is glossed over and a lot of time is spent focusing on things that don’t matter and not enough on how the characters made each other feel (at least in the beginning when I needed it to learn to like the characters).

And don’t get me wrong. I love a steamy read. But when so much time is spent describing sex and next to no time describing characters then that’s not romance; it’s porn. Which has it’s place. But let’s label it that.

And I didn’t like the characters. Kian wasn’t developed enough for my liking. How does he feel about women in general? Is he protective of his sister? Does he respect women? It didn’t seem like he did very much, at least to me. And why *would* he respect Cate? Being innocent and virginal does not mean being weak and spineless. But Cate seemed like all of these things to me and I do not respect the latter two.

I rarely comment on editing and grammar mistakes in books that I received in exchange for review, but I feel I mist in this case because whoa, Nelly! The formatting in this is a MESS. Breaks are missing so we switch locations and characters without warning. It’s VERY confusing. Letters are missing with great frequency and page numbers are hanging out in the middle of paragraphs. All of it adds up to me having to try very hard to concentrate on a story that wasn’t strong enough to make me want to.

All in all, I just found the entire experience of My First Half lacking.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? It was a stinker.*

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