Published: 27th June 2014
Rating: 2 out of 5
I’m cocky because I can be. I've got it all: the looks, the money, the endurance. I’m the guy that every girl wants to be with, yet none of them have ever been able to tie me down.
I don’t do love. I don’t do relationships. And I sure as hell will never do marriage.
I’m all about the fast life and everything that entails. There’s a different woman in my bed every week. My friends are jealous of me. My enemies envy me. Everyone wants my life. And everything in my life is absolutely perfect.
Until the day she told me she was moving away. She’s my best friend. She was my first kiss in grade school. We share everything with each other. We never dated because I don’t love her. I don’t care that she’s moving. I don’t care that she’s moving for a guy. I don’t care because I don’t love her. I don’t do love.
I’m Rhett and I don’t let anything get me down. Then one night changed everything and everything I thought I knew was called into question.
All of a sudden, being Rhett didn't mean so much anymore.
I thought this would be better. I thought this would be about a cocky guy who changed his ways because he finally realised what love was. Well, he does but it happens so quickly I'm not sure it's real.
Instead the whole book came over as incredibly shallow. Not sexy at all and very crude in places. Especially with how Rhett and his friend Tomas regard women. And yes, some of the women were blatantly open regarding sex but that just made the story even more vulgar.
This book has no plot unless you count a girl who wants to have sex with his best friend from childhood. There is very little with regard to back story and the small parts where we learn about Rhett's family are all on about 2 pages with nothing to make you actually feel any different for him.
Apart from a lot of sex, which is pretty generic, nothing spectacular I was actually quite bored reading it. A shame really because I did enjoy Cooper's other books. I can't help thinking this one was written for the paycheck.
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