18 January 2016

Book Review: Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1) by Leisa Rayven

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Pan MacMillan
Published: 2nd July 2015
Pages: 416
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Cassie, Ethan
Date Read: 3rd January - 14th  January 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:The heart wants what it wants . . . and sometimes it wants something bad
While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own . . .
Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college . . . then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.
Now they've made it to Broadway where they're reunited as romantic leads once again - and their passionate scenes force them they're forced to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret - and he's determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again.
The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it's the things that aren't good for us that are the most irresistible.
Don't miss the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online - a story that'll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.

  I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I do like this cover but I do prefer the US cover loads more than this one as it stands out way more than this one does although I do feel like these two are Cassie and Ethan.

I have put this book off for a while now as I have seen so many mixed reviews that they kind of put me off, but I thought I'd give it a try and now I have mixed feelings about the book. It is a very addictive book as I always wanted to know what was going to happen next it always kept me guessing. I did like that it kept going back in time so I was able to get a better understanding of why Cassie was the way she was plus it was easy to follow as it told us at the beginning of each chapter when it was. With it being a mainly romance based book I was quite surprised by the lack of romance in both the past and present there was always just one that seemed interested. I think that maybe if it alternated points of view then maybe it would've been easier to see where Ethan was coming from and know how he was actually feeling. The ending was a huge cliffhanger and has made me want to continue just to see what happens next.

With the two main characters they seemed to have swapped personalities from the past and present. We started off in the present so Cassie seemed stand-offish especially towards Ethan but then when we go back we find her more willing to please everyone and loved Ethan even though he did nothing to deserve her love. Ethan starts of willing to do and say anything for Cassie in the present to the point he was an open book whereas in the past he shut everyone out and came across as not a nice person although there was a couple of glimmers of niceness but not enough in the past.

Overall it started off strong but I felt it dragged in the middle and could have come to an end a lot sooner than what it did do.