20 January 2015

Book Review: Avoiding Commitment (Avoiding, #1) by K.A. Linde

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 29th July 2012
Pages: 370
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Lexi, Jack, Ramsey 
Date Read: 11th January - 18th January 2015
Rating Given:
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Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, she receives a phone call that changes everything. He unexpectedly asks her to convince the new girl, Bekah, that he's ready to commit. Jack is calling now after everything they had been through because there is another woman. She can't believe it. 
Follow Lexi in this heart wrenching drama as she relives her past relationship, or lack thereof, with Jack, and not just in her own mind, but to his fiance-to-be. Throw in Bekah's hot brother who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, a past with more secrets to unravel than you can even imagine, and you get a recipe for disaster. 
Find out what happens to Lexi as she travels to Atlanta to get the closure she so desperately desires from Jack, and how the bumps of life seem to keep getting in the way.

I had bought this book awhile back now when it was only 77p and now that I have finally gotten around to reading it I kind of wished I hadn't.

I do like this cover in the way that it is in black and white as I always love that especially when there's a hint of colour. I do like the title font as it's not just plain and simple it adds character.

When I was going to start this book I thought I would just check a few reviews to see if I was picking the right one and it seemed that that was the case. So mind set up I started to read it and I was liking it but then I started to think something wasn't quite right for me it was just something that I couldn't put my finger on. I did read into it a bit further and I just felt like I wanted to stop reading it but I hate to do that so I carried on and hoped for the best but for me it got worse. Jack and Lexi just kept making the same mistakes over and over again the first time I was ok this could just be a mistake but then it kept happening it made me want them not to have a happy ending. I didn't feel any chemistry between any of the characters well maybe one couple but then that changed towards the end. I liked that it kept going back and forth in time as I was able to get a better understanding on what happened between them and it wasn't until the last time it went into the past that I thought why on earth would she give him the time of day even if they believe that they love each other they are just too toxic to be together and sometimes love just isn't enough, how she ever was able to trust him was beyond me. The ending was kind of good as she stood up for herself but knowing that the next two books are still about her and Jack and maybe even Ramsey makes me think that there is going to be even more drama but I think that this is as far as I go with this particular series.

I didn't really like many of the characters in this book apart from some of the side characters like Chyna who was there for Lexi and was a true friend. I just couldn't warm up to Lexi as everytime I was starting to think maybe I could like her she would make some huge mistakes plus she was a hypocrite so it was hard to even feel remotely sorry for her. Jack has to be one of my least favourite male characters ever as he was awful to Lexi even when he says he loves her he then goes and treats her the way he did just makes me want to never read about him again. I do usually like a bad boy in the books I read but he took it to a whole new level. Ramsey was one of my favourite characters for the most part as he was funny but then when things was revealed about him I just don't know what I think of him anymore but I do see he cares. All of Jack's girlfriends where annoying apart from the first one Danielle but that is because we didn't even meet her.

Overall this book just wasn't for me and I can't see myself continuing on with this series but I will read K.A. Linde's other books as I have read one that I loved so there is hope with her other series just not this on.