Series: Bait #1
Published by Self-Published on September 29th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
[She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.]
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
[I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.]
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
[She never tells me yes.]
We’re always fighting.
[When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.]
He makes me laugh so hard.
[I miss her laugh the most.]
I'm a liar.
[She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.]
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
[I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.]
His girlfriend knows.
[The guy she’s with is a fool.]
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
[She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.]
It was the wrong place.
[It was the wrong time.]
It should have been him.
[It will always be her.]
The story revolves around Blake and Casey. They were both in relationships when they first met. Casey’s was just about to end while Blake’s was heading towards something more permanent- an engagement.
Blake said she loved her then boyfriend Grant but given one opportunity she ends up having a “one-night stand” with Casey. From the beginning they clicked and what was supposed to be a night of pleasure ends up becoming multiple nights of bliss.
Between those nights we witness how their physical relationship was slowly evolving into something more. Because of this I expected that they would take the plunge, leave everyone and everything behind and in all sense be together but for whatever reason Blake was determined to stay with her boyfriend.
This is what I don’t get about the story. Grant doesn’t have any hold over her and I honestly didn’t see any reason why she was in a committed relationship with him. She says she loves him but if she really did then why did the cheating happen in the first place?
Which brings me to what I thought about the characters. I would have to say that I was very unimpressed with our heroine Blake. She was a coward, she was weak and dishonest . I hated that she made promises she was never planned to keep. I felt that she was selfish for keeping them both. I am still on the fence about Casey. He had issues too but in the end I respected him for persistence and his willingness to fight for love.
Because of the issues above I really struggled though this one. I do have to admit that I never was a fan of books that involved cheating. “Bait” however was highly rated by some of my favorite bloggers so I thought I would give it and go in hopes that this story would change my mind about cheating. Sadly, I would have to say that “Bait” failed at that.
Maybe, just maybe I just feel this way because its the first book in the series. It is after all an introduction of sorts. This leads me to the question… Will I be reading the next book in the series “Sail”? Yes. I’m willing to give the series a chance. I am pretty determined to find that one book that could change my opinion about this subject. Hopefully Book 2 is it.