I got an ARC copy of this book to review. I unfortunately didn’t like it. The writing was technically ok (except for a couple misspellings). It drew me into the story & characters. However, I did not care for the heroine. From the very start, she acted like a brat & the self-acknowledged bitch that she was. She was self-centered in her relationships. She used her friends & men for her benefit. She complained about her controlling mom but acted passive-aggressive about it. She threatened independence (i.e., being cut-off from her parents’ financing all her college expenses) but didn’t act on them (i.e., getting a job or student loans). Heroine acted privileged & immature. Her big secret doesn’t excuse any of it. It would have helped though if her big secret was hinted at from the get-go (instead of almost halfway through). I might have given heroine the benefit of the doubt, or at least sympathize with her, instead of increasingly dislike her & scratching my head as to why Hero would continue to pursue this selfish & mean brat. What made the romance was Hero’s persistence in heroine no matter how she acted towards him. There was something about her that drew him & made him stand by her when things got difficult in her life. Heroine, on the other hand, was clearly in lust with him. She loved him for caring for her & supporting her. But to love him in sickness & until death? No. The ending didn’t change my mind about her happy-for-now feelings for Hero. Too bad for him.
*ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.