Review: Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

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Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit andCocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
Money or love? Which would you choose?
You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.
For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.
I needed to go far away to think it through.
As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.
Then, he left.
I thought I’d never see him again.
But fate had other plans.
Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.
The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.
Carter was dangerous and always on the move.
Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.
He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.
A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.
I didn’t know what to believe.
But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.
At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Review:

I was hooked from the very first page, I immediately thought this’d be a great read, but then Kendall’s plans were revealed and I just, I can’t believe she even thought about doing it! In order to get her grandfather’s inheritance she has to do something, which isn’t bad per se but it’s absolutely wrong to do for money! At least in my opinion. So I kind of pretended that wasn’t actually happening, so to be able to enjoy the book. That was actually the only thing I didn’t like about Kendall.

Because the book was definitely enjoyable, not amazing but pretty good. Carter’s one of those completely unapologetically outspoken guys, cocky as hell, he can say the rudest things and somehow seem charming. It was sooo funny! Yes, he’s a playboy, I mean he’s a young hot pilot, of course he is. He’s been hurt when he was younger, so that didn’t help him wanting to open up to someone. But once he meets Kendall and goes on this crazy adventure with her, something starts to change. It’s not that original but it’s fun nonetheless.

Overall, the book was funny and cute, Carter’s rude humor was addictive, I just wish that that one thing wasn’t part of the story.

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Review: Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

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Summary:

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Review:

Hi Rheeza here! If you know me, you would know that I am a sucker for books about taboo topics. And seeing all these five stars reviews in Goodreads, I gave into temptation and read it. My reaction:


Let’s just say, I was freaking confused that I have to double check if I am reading the right book because seriously?? It didn’t live up to its hype. I am actually thinking of not writing a review for this because all I have to say are negatives. I’m sorry but I find so many things that are wrong with book.

First of all, the writing was very poor. It was juvenile and rushed. The plot was basic. There are so many eye-roll worthy moments. I don’t even know how I was able to make myself finished it.

The second issue for me is the characters. I am all about tortured hero with attitude that hides his vulnerability. However, Elec is just plain mean-spirited. His behavior is down right cruel. And maybe he felt justified when he was teenager but as an adult, he hadn’t even changed.

Then there is Greta. She really makes me sad and angry. She continually lets him disrespect her. She just takes his verbal abuse and humiliation without even responding with witty comebacks. It was awful to read. At the half of the book, after years have passed I thought there would be a character development where in she becomes independent and starts standing up for herself but that didn’t happen. The only thing I agree on in this book is when Elec, himself said to Greta:

“Have some self-respect”

Yes please Greta I’m begging you HAVE SOME SELF-RESPECT. Sadly, she didn’t take that advice.

Overall, it irate and bore me to tears. The writing, the story and the characters are immature and not really worth the read.

rheeza

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