Review: Come As You Are by Theresa Weir ★★

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Come As You Are by Theresa Weir
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series: n/a
Publication Date: September 20th 2013
ISBN: 9781492729815
Page Count: 236
Rating: ★★
Review Copy: ARC
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Molly Young has a secret. To keep it she holds the world at a distance. Behind her lies a trail of dumped boyfriends who came too close to discovering what no one can know. When her estranged father dies of an unexpected heart attack he leaves an even deeper secret, one tied to Molly's.

At the funeral repast Molly is unable to tolerate the shoulder-to-shoulder mourners and runs out the door and down the street to the nearest bar. Come dawn, with no memory of the past ten hours, she finds herself in bed with a beautiful stranger. She slips away before he wakes up, unaware of the role he's about to play in her life. Is he the one guy who can convince Molly to face her painful secret and become the person she's meant to be?

REVIEW

Come As You Are Or Whatever

You know, the title here is kind of apropos. Just come as you are, wear whatever the hell you feel like, don't really try to look good or impress anyone. Whatevs. Who cares?

That sums up the amount of effort I feel went into making this book stand out in any way from the minefield of other books just like it. And it is a minefield, in that there are a few rare flowers that are actually good, and the rest totally bomb. Although, it actually does look good, doesn't it? That cover is very striking. Sadly, the filling is a lot less impactful.

Similar to all a lot of New Adult titles, COME AS YOU ARE, features a main character who's a little emotionally messed up due to some things that happened in her past. We join Molly's story on the day of her father's funeral, and quickly find ourselves watching her drink herself into a drunken stupor - public vomiting and all - and having to be helped home by a stranger. A stranger who turns out to have a rather unsavoury and off-putting connection to her, which totally deadened the romance for me.

There aren't really any other major plot points I can pick out after this - not because of spoilers, you understand, just because there weren't any. The plot was very weak and almost totally uneventful.

Also flat and lacklustre were the emotional scenes - and you know how much I love those normally. They just did nothing for me here. Whether because I hadn't been made to care about the characters (who weren't particularly likeable anyway) or because they were poorly executed, it's hard to tell. Or muster up the energy to care. Really, I can't think of a single way this book wasn't disappointing. Except for the cover.

High five, cover dude!

2 Stars ★★
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you! Emotional scenes are somehow flat and artificial. That is strange that our professor has recommended us the book. I consider this type of reading not to be appropriate for college students. There are some other books which can enhance our writing style and even give us tips-making-essay-style-come-whole-new-level.
    Anyway, thank you for the review.

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