Say Something… (T.A. Roth)


What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
We had it in spades…
My body was drawn to hers the moment she set foot into the room.
What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Do you do nothing?
Do you Say Something?

22 year old Ari Munoz is used to keeping men at arm’s length. So when her best friend Vonne guilts her into going to a frat party, she couldn’t think of a worse way to spend a Thursday night. That’s until she sparks the interest of love’m and leave’m Ben Rodriguez. The electricity she feels when they lock eyes is something she’s never felt before.

22 year old Ben Rodriguez has it all. He’s a football star, president of his fraternity, and well known ladies’ man. His endless pick of beauties, makes him the envy of all of his fraternity brothers. So why are a pair of long legs and hazel eyes making him want to throw out all of his rules?

*This novel deals with adult themes and language. 18+ please. This is book 1 in a series and contains a cliffhanger.*

Hello! My first book finished in the month of May, hurray! I’m trying to slay all my eARCs 😀 ! It should come as no surprise by now, but I read this book with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go to her blog in the next couple of days to read her take on this book.

Let me start by saying how disappointed I am with this novel. Seriously… it has such a good rating on Goodreads, and yet it was just so MEH! The beginning of the book was kind of exciting and somewhat funny, and while I wasn’t connecting to the writing all that much, the story was interesting enough, and so were the characters.

Then the story lost something, the characters lost depth, the writing bothered me more and more, until I was rolling my eyes like crazy. I thought some situations were ridiculous, the conflicts were a bit immature, and Ari and Ben were either moving at incredible speed, or not at all. To add to it, the writing felt repetitive and slow. I love dual POV, but I don’t necessarily need to see the same nonevent from the 2 point of views. It made the story boring to me.

The characters showed a lot of promise in the beginning, as I mentioned before, especially Ari, who had a traumatic event occur to her in her childhood, but apart from that and some fire in her when she was provoked, I didn’t find her that interesting. Ben… I don’t even know… I like the reformed players and all, and I appreciated how dedicated he was to Ari and how much he felt for her, but his whole point was living for Ari or his grandmother. He didn’t have hobbies or interests. They say he’s the president of the fraternity, but we never see him in the role, and he actually leaves the fraternity at some point without even talking to his brothers about it. I mean, what is that?!

If I could put their relationship into words, it would be something like super hot and hotter, because they do little more in the “get to know you” stage than have sex. No banter, no talks, nothing. They eventually show their connection when they’re deep in their relationship, but the “love” comes from nothing more than extreme make out sessions and a power of condoms multiplication. I mean, they can’t even kiss without panting at the end of it. Guys, I love hot relationships, I love sex in books, and I’m telling you this: description of 24 hours of sex is a bit too much!

The conflicts on this book are weak! I was so disappointed with the source of the conflict, and I honestly still can’t understand why Maria got her own POV. She added nothing to the story. NOTHING. And let’s face it, her efforts were dumb and weak.

Now, my big question is, do I want to read the sequel (given that this book ends with a creepy cliffhanger)? I kind of do, but I don’t want to be bored… what do I do? Have you read this book? Help me out here…

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten YA Characters That I Would Like To Revisit

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love.

I’m going the obvious route and say Ten YA characters that I would like to revisit in 10 years or so.