21 July 2016

Book Review: Frozen by L.A. Casey

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Montlake Romance
Published: 19th April 2016
Pages: 274
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Neala, Darcy
Date Read: 26th June - 30th June 2016

Rating Given:

There’s one must-have toy this Christmas, and Neala Clarke has told her niece Charli she’ll get it for her. Never mind that she’s got less than a week and it looks like everywhere is sold out. She’s promised Charli a Fire Princess doll—and Neala is a woman of her word.
Darcy Hart is a people-pleaser. So when his adorable six-year-old nephew, Dustin, asks for a particular doll at the last minute, he says yes. Luckily for Darcy, there’s one left in stock at the local toy store. Unluckily for Darcy, he’s not the only person who wants it—and his rival is the one woman who’s immune to his charms.
Neala and Darcy have loved to hate each other since they were kids, and they’re both willing to do whatever it takes to get that doll. This can’t possibly end well for both of them…can it?

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

I kind of like this cover as the body language could be from the story. Even though I like the colours used I would have preferred it if the girl was wearing a blue dress as Neala doesn't wear a red dress so then it would have felt even more in keeping with the actual story.

I was drawn to this book because of that blurb it sounded like something new and different to what I've read before so I was very excited about reading it and for parts of the book I really enjoyed it the rest not so much. The beginning was so funny and had me laughing out loud I just couldn't believe some of the things that those pair got up to. Once I got about halfway through I felt like it started to go down and I got bored at times plus I think they went a bit too far in some of the things they got up to before they where snowed in. They hated each other for most of the book and even though you could tell they both had hidden feelings for one another I felt everything changed for too quickly and was unrealistic. Neala and Darcy where never really together so I never really felt any kind of connection between the pair. The ending was cute but I felt as though there was no real ending as for me I wanted more from that ending.

I wasn't a huge fan of any of the characters as they all had there moments when I just wanted to slap them. For the most part I liked Neala as she was very funny and not just the things she said but also the things she did. There was one thing that she did that really annoyed me but by the end I felt so sorry for her. Where the things Neala did I found funny but with Darcy he annoyed me with the things that he did especially with how all the hate began with in the first place was just awful and she had every right to be angry with him. Both Neala and Darcy's family where funny at times but in the end they where very pushy and took things too far. The only characters that I liked throughout was Charli and Dustin they where so cute.

Overall, it was a funny book at times but then the other times it just annoyed me but it was an okay first book that I have read from L.A. Casey and I will most likely try more of her books.