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I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.

 

Oh, and I love chocolate.

Royal Date

Royal Date - Sariah S. Wilson

I've been in the mood for a good, sweet romance. Unfortunately, this one didn't really do it for me. Now, there are a lot of people who have loved this book (according to reviews on other sites) so it just might be your thing. It just wasn't mine.

 

Mostly, I think it came down to the fact that I didn't really like Kat or Nico. Kat came across as way too immature. Some of the female characters in the YA books I've read recently have been more mature than Kat. It was very irritating. I liked that she was innocent. I liked that she was quirky. I liked that she was independent. It was just her immaturity that didn't match up with the rest of her.

 

Nico was way too perfect. No one is that perfect. His only flaw was that he was way too into himself. He did not make me swoon.

 

Also, this book is full of cliches. From Kat's messed up and abused background, to the 'evil' title digging woman, to the pushy best friend, to the misunderstandings that occur - I've read it all in one format or another in other books. I will however give the author credit though because she didn't always give the same response as every other book. For example, when there is an issue that arises between Kat and Nico, he immediately believes her. That was worth something for me.

 

And really - let's drop the frak. It was ridiculous. I don't know if that was the author's way of avoiding the use of curse words, or if it was supposed to be an endearing quirk for Kat. Once or twice - OK. But not as many times as it was used. It was frakking annoying.