Sunday, August 17, 2014

[This-Book-Sucks Review] Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1)Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.

Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.

Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don't hold grudges forever. Do they?

Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she's someone else. As though the summer wasn't complicated enough already. Filled with summer sun, boys, and friendships gone sour, Katie Finn's first novel in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series sizzles and delights.

I really was hoping for a good read to end my summer. Thought it was light and fun and will make me miss that summer romance. NOPE. Didn't happen. It didn't hold my attention for long enough to care.

Reaction GIF: eye roll, don't care, Joe Pantoliano, Cypher, The Matrix

I don't even know where it went wrong. The story started out exactly how I thought it would - cute and fun, with Gemma being the best MC ever. But then she goes to spend summer with her dad and that's when she becomes a completely different person. She is way too focused on some drama that happened when she was 11 and by pretending to be someone else, she tries to fix mistakes that she made. 

I started to skim through the pages after about 60%. I think it's enough time to give a book to get better but I guess I could only wish. If only the covers weren't so pretty :(