Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: You're Still The One (NYC Singles #1) by Sasha Clinton

One love. One man. Two chances.

Ashley has her life sorted out. After a painful divorce, she has now rebuilt her life as an editor. She is happy with her life—until her ex-husband Andrew walks into it, opening up the deep scars that even time has failed to heal.

He’s gorgeous, funny and as utterly tempting as he was seven years ago. Plus, being the editor for his new book, she cannot avoid him. But Andrew has his own issues lingering from the past.

Bound together by work, every breath they take draws them closer, into the same hopeless, passionate love that they once shared...


This is one of those times when I'm going to end up looking like the ass-end of an elephant for what I think about a book. Well, bring that big ass on because I've got some thoughts! Oh, and unlike the majority of my other reviews, there will probably be a spoiler in here ... I'll try to keep it minimal but stop reading if you want some surprises within those pages. 

Ugh. I just hate having to write a review like this. Let's just get down to it ... I absolutely HATED the way Ashley and Andrew were together. Despised it. I didn't really get the back and forth or the damn hot and cold feelings that would switch without notice. Ashley was just wishy-washy. She didn't want him, then she wanted him, then she didn't and then she decided she would force him to love her. Really? Come on. That whole thing seemed more like a plot from a heartbroken teenager than a woman in her 30's. 

There was this one part where Andrew actually apologized. He said he was sorry and she says that she's been waiting to hear that from him and then in the same damn breath, she chastises him for apologizing. What?!? That doesn't make any damn sense. You can't pet the dog for bringing you the newspaper and then literally take the paper out of his mouth and swat his ass because he didn't leave the paper outside. It was confusing and I'm not totally for sure what the author was trying to say at this point ... that Ashley didn't know what she wanted? Hell, I figured that out the first time she flip-flopped about crap with Andrew. It felt almost as if the book started with one character and then halfway through, someone decided to change some important traits about Ashley but instead of changing them, they just added them in or something. It was like two separate characters were being mashed together. Totally inconsistent. 

This book is full of some pretty serious parts. A lot of these moments were glossed over while other inconsequential things were basically given a freaking parade and the center stage. I wish that more time had been spent on the bad stuff. If that had happened, I might have understood Ashley's character more but then again, maybe I wouldn't have but those serious moments definitely deserved a little more page time than they received. 

This ended up not being a book for me, in case you didn't notice. I'll not be reading another book by Sasha Clinton any time in the near future. When I don't like the characters in a book, I think that is a giant red, glittery flag shining in the sun just telling me DANGER. Others liked it, so what the heck do I know.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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