Welcome to the next segment of the Elite Romance series of 2021. This post is where I am going to list my TOP reads of the year, which wasn’t easy to narrow down. I have had a decent reading year and I am thrilled to be able to share all the delicious reads that I have here.
In this post, I will be sharing the books that were the biggest disappointments. And there were quite a few, unfortunately. And some of these might surprise you all.
I will admit that I was highly disappointed in this one here. I just struggled with this one. It just didn’t keep my interest, through quite a bit of it and if it hadn’t been for Maya Banks is the head of this book I wouldn’t have stuck with it.
Now this book was part of a challenge earlier in the year with a taboo book club that I am a part of. And honestly, I read this for various reasons, one it’s a diverse author but after reading this, it only confirms that this style of step romance is NOT for me. It felt too much like incest as the hero is the heroine’s stepfather and raised her and just felt too taboo for me and I just couldn’t do this one. I can do step relationships but only if it’s not in the circumstance where there is no being around each other growing up. Like the Filthy Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, they are step-siblings but what makes it different is that when they are older their parents marry so to me that is far far different as there is no family bond present.
Twisted Cravings is the book that I was so disappointed in, this was a book I so wanted to enjoy and it was not like the rest of the series at all. It just wasn’t well done at all, it felt almost forced in many respects and the romance was so dramatic.
I have mixed feelings about this author. Her books I don’t think are for me, its her writing style, I just have never been really involved in her books. And while I support her as an author (as some members of the community tried to cancel her this past year) her books just aren’t for me I think.
So this is a book I had lots of mixed feelings on. I wanted to love this one so much, but it just didn’t engage me as her other books have. While I loved the characters, the romance and the story as a whole felt lackluster.
This was the HARDEST book for me and I actually ended up DNF’ing it, unfortunately. It wasn’t easy for me though. I will be honest, this book wasn’t for me. And I LOVE and adore this author so this killed me and it made my heart sad but I knew I needed to do it. The narrator is not one I can listen to, she just rubs me the wrong way when listening. So I may return to this one someday.
I know that so many will disagree with me, but this book disappointed me so much. One I am not one to read much women’s fiction, it just doesn’t really work for me. And I felt like Quan got betrayed in this one, because I had been looking forward to his book so much and it was like blip of seeing him.
This book was so HARD to read, this heroine in this one was awful, to be honest. She just felt so spoiled and stuck up and those types of heroines just aren’t going to work for me. And yes she was way too modern for the time and setting to be honest.
The thoughts I have on this one might actually cause a RIOT haha because I HATED this book. My review was actually nice for how I actually felt. I try to never bash a book even if it’s a temptation. I will be honest this book was horrid and I don’t understand the love for this one. Because the heroine was spoiled, stuck up, abusive to others. There is nothing even close to realism in this book, it’s basically a feminist contemporary dressed up as a historical. I have discovered these types of books aren’t for me. If it’s for you that is great, but I just can’t be okay with these books.
This book has been hyped by so many people so I was expecting this book to blow me away, but honestly while it was a likable book …..I am confused why it’s so highly rated. I mean it was an okay read but my least favorite of this author and left me feeling down afterward because I was expecting so much more than what I received.
This is a story that I was so excited about and like I have said previously this type of taboo just isn’t for me. And this is pretty much just smut haha there is NO depth to this book. I am sure I will read the rest of the series because its Katee Robert and maybe some of the others will work better for me but this one was a struggle.
This book failed me so much here. I had heard so many good things about this one and I had such high hopes because I have seen lots of interviews with this author and I can tell she and her husband are the best down-to-earth people you could ever meet. BUT her books I think don’t work for me. This heroine in this one especially was awful and made me want to chuck my kindle against the wall. haha