RATING: READ IT
Full disclosure: I am a HUGE fan of Cassia Leo. There isn’t a book of hers that I’ve read that I haven’t loved (and most are available on KU). In fact, her Shattered Hearts series (available on KU and a BIG ‘Buy It’ rating from me) is one of my favorite series of all time.
When I saw the pre-order for Anti-Romance, I immediately bought it. Imagine my surprise (and thrill) when I saw that it went KU just the other day. I had another book all picked out for today’s review, but dropped everything and read Anti-Romance last night so I could share it with you. And, I’m so glad I did.
Let me start by saying, Anti-Romance will seriously make you laugh out loud. That’s not what I’m used to from Cassia Leo, but for me, this worked. Laney Hill, our heroine, is absolutely hysterical – she’s snarky and smart and a little lost, which tends to make for a memorable combination. For a story that takes place over such a short period of time, she certainly finds herself in a variety of situations. However, like the saying goes, there’s always sadness behind the comedy and that’s no different here. Laney is broken in many ways, but it’s all a part of who she is and I absolutely adored her.
As always, I don’t like to give too much away (note: the blurb on Amazon gives away a TON, so just know that before/if you read it), so I will just say that you will love all of the other characters in the book as well. They make sense in Laney’s life. She’s probably not the easiest person to love and her relationships to her friends, both male and female, help us understand her a little better. Plus, I love her mom. No mother is perfect, but again, she makes sense in Laney’s life – the good and the bad, for better or for worse, she loves her and she has had a huge impact on who Laney is as an adult. Plus, we can easily see where Laney gets her sense of humor.
Now, here comes the clincher ~ this is in fact a cliffy book! I was at 80% or so and thought, there’s no way this can all get wrapped up in a nice little package, and I was right. However, even if you hate cliffhangers, I’m still going to suggest you read it. For me, I generally dislike them because I worry that by the time the next book comes out, I won’t remember the characters or the details. In this instance, I can say with all certainty that will not happen. Even with my crappy memory. 😉
If you absolutely can’t dive in without knowing how a story ends, keep an eye here on the blog and I’ll be sure to let you know once the series is complete. I’ll also be re-visiting the rating (Read It vs. Buy It) once I’ve had a chance to read the entire series.
As of 3.18.16, Anti-Romance is available on Kindle Unlimited.