Thursday, November 16, 2017

2 Mini Reviews - Indecent & The Mistake

Shy, introverted Imogene Abney has always been fascinated by the elite world of prep schools, having secretly longed to attend one since she was a girl in Buffalo, New York. So, shortly after her college graduation, when she’s offered a teaching position at the Vandenberg School for Boys, an all-boys prep school in Westchester, New York, she immediately accepts, despite having little teaching experience—and very little experience with boys. 

When Imogene meets handsome, popular Adam Kipling a few weeks into her tenure there, a student who exudes charm and status and ease, she's immediately drawn to him. Who is this boy who flirts with her without fear of being caught? Who is this boy who seems immune to consequences and worry; a boy for whom the world will always provide?

As an obsessive, illicit affair begins between them, Imogene is so lost in the haze of first love that she's unable to recognize the danger she's in. The danger of losing her job. The danger of losing herself in the wrong person. The danger of being caught doing something possibly illegal and so indecent. 

Exploring issues of class, sex, and gender, this smart, sexy debut by Corinne Sullivan shatters the black-and- white nature of victimhood, taking a close look at blame and moral ambiguity.

Book Breakdown 

*This was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

2.5 Stars

Wow. Where to start? Should I start by saying I didn't like the writing style at all? No, I should start with how much I disliked Imogene. She never got any better throughout the story either. I kept hoping and hoping that she would get what was coming to her for getting into a relationship with a student but.... that leads me to my next point, the ending was such a let down. 

So, I'm sure you're wondering why I didn't give this book one star, Kip. He was the only reason I did not finish DNF this book. I don't know why, he's not the best character either but I just liked him. 

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

Book Breakdown 

Logan has a crush on his best friend's girlfriend. He wants her so bad that he hookups with random girls pretty much every night hoping to her out of his system. He gets lost on the way to a party one night and ends up in Grace's room. Things go down and then he runs away. It doesn't take long before he's back in her room, wanting to fix what he messed up last time. 

As they begin to get to know each other, they see that they like each other. Only problem is, Logan was just using her to get over Hannah.... or is he?

The reason I dock a star for this was the part where Hannah and Logan talk and she helps him see that he's not in love with her but wants what Garret and her have. It just seemed like a cheap way to fix all this and throw a curveball right after he tells Grace he can't be with her. 

I love Logan. He is such a messed up ball of adorable manslutness. I loved him even when I wanted to slap him for being stupid. Grace, she is smart and mature and I loved her character so much. She's strong and confident in her own ways.