22 July 2013

Trying Not To Love You (Love #1) by Megan Smith

Trying Not To Love You (Love #1)
by Megan Smith.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Romance.
Publication: May 17th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services.
MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.

But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.

Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.

Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?

Reviewed by Kelly.

Really, Really?? Did she just leave it off like that?!? Dang, I am still in shock. Really, that was not a nice ending. I have to wait until the next book to find out what will happen. She just pulled my heart strings thinking all will be well and then out of nowhere, something happens and the end! UGH! Not nice, that was not nice at all Megan Smith.

This book has me grateful that I was the oldest and my brother was much younger than me, because I could not put up with their crap if I had brothers that were that protective. But Kenzie is the youngest of four children and the only girl. Her dad taught her brothers to be protective of her and they took their job very literally.

We see glimpses of Kenzie’s earlier life when she first meets Hunter, her brothers’ best friend, and with Hailey, her best friend. They give us a little insight to how Kenzie feels about Hunter. We also get a little glimpse that Hunter feels something for Kenzie too. It all started with kissing in the rain! But Hunter chooses to remain friends with her brothers so keeps her at bay, but Dang, that boy flirts with her a little more than a friend should. It just makes things harder for both of them.

Kenzie decides that even though she dreams of Hunter every night and loves him from afar that she is going to have to keep moving. So Dominic comes into the picture. He is on the football team and he seems to make her happy for now. Dominic also doesn’t put up with her brothers and they come to heads about it a few times.

Then college starts and Kenzie and Hailey go to school where Dominic will be. But Hunter also goes there; her brothers don’t, and they tell Hunter to watch out for Kenzie. Hunter doesn’t like Dominic. Neither did I, once they get to college. I didn’t trust that boy. Dominic and Kenzie have a rocky relationship due to this possible other girl. But Kenzie keeps giving Dominic the benefit of the doubt. Hunter is still flirting away with her and they know how each other feels but Hunter won’t act on it because of her brothers. Dumb girl!Dumb boy!

Hunter is there when things go south. He is sweet to her and never pushes her to do anything and won’t allow them to go past certain points. He says that she isn’t ready. He is so sweet. That guy thinks with his heart. He is definitely a book boyfriend for me. When he does tell her he loves her, it is perfect!

Dominic doesn’t let go easily. Kenzie’s brothers and Hunter beat the crap out of him a couple of times. Oh my gosh! But Hunter also has a hard time deciding who to choose and messes up with Kenzie. Her brothers were even madder about that. Mason is the angriest brother; he doesn’t want Kenzie to have anything to do with Hunter.

There is a lot of trial and error. A lot of hiding and secrets and just when you think that all is settling down; there is something else that happens to shatter that and then again they work through that; and again bam something else happens and end of story. Wait for book two! Gah!

Something that kind of bugs me is the cover. If you look really close it looks like hairy legs. Just sayin...

41/2 stars; I purchased this book. Look for the cover reveal to Easy To Love You (Love #2) next.

It all started with kissing in the rain. Yep, that Hot!

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1 comment:

  1. I keep seeing this one on Goodreads and it looks really good, glad you liked it :)