I picked this book as my #TBRTakedown 2.0 A Book Outside Your Comfort Zone Challenge. It may have been a bit outside my comfort zone, but that didn’t stop me from really enjoying it!
Lick is a pretty cliché read, from the end of the first chapter you know almost exactly how the rest of the book will play out. I always find that this happen in new adult romances – they’re usually pretty similar. And considering Lick is a about an inexperienced, low self-esteem girl falling in love with a rock-star, I wasn’t expecting much originality (if you’ve ever read new adult you’ll know this trope is done into the ground). But despite its lack of originality this is a fun, entertaining, sweet read!
I loved the start of the book, I was so entertained reading Evelyn and David falling in love. Evelyn, wakes up in her motel room after the night of her 21st birthday married to rock star David Ferris. Apparently, while extremely intoxicated (on her part at least), David and her had had a whirlwind romance and decided the only logical thing to do is get married. Yes I know insta-love but I didn’t even mind it that much – okay I did at some points, but if you put out of your mind how unrealistic it is you can enjoy it. I was shattered for David that he remembered why they got married – that he remembered the rightness of the feeling – but Evelyn had no clue and wanted a divorce straight away. I loved reading them falling in love, David is so sweet and patient, while still being an asshole at times (which I usually hate, and did a bit in this book, but it wasn’t too bad), and Evelyn is so trusting and open. I loved that neither of them were afraid to admit when they were wrong, and were willing to work things out together.
I’d didn’t enjoy the middle part of the book so much, like most new adult books it contained A LOT of sex scenes. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have a problem with a couple of sex scenes in a book, but I always grow so bored when they are almost consistently on every page for a good chunk of the book. Like if they’ve just had sex and gone to sleep, you don’t need to start the next page them waking up and doing it again. I think that’s a bit over kill. It’s like yes we understand they have awesome sex, you don’t need to go into graphic detail every single time, you could just give one line and that they stayed in bed for the rest of the morning or something.
I L.O.V.E.D the ending! By this point I was wrapped up in this couple and was pretty heartbroken for the two of them. I wasn’t worrying at all though, I knew with 100% accuracy they’d get back together, but still it was a nice tug on the heart strings. I want just for once for an author to write characters that stay broken up – now THAT WOULD BE A PLOT TWIST. David was so, so, so, so, so, so sweet at the end of this book!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to shake Evelyn and force her to get her head out of her ass! It was a very emotional ending and I loved all the feels!
After reading Lick, I totally plan to read the rest of the series! I probably won’t buy physical books since I’m already predicting they’re going to be almost the exact same as Lick but I’ll still get the ebook. I think the next one is about Mal and I’m kind of eager to read it!
Overall, this was a cliché book, but after all the reason they keep pumping out these cliché’s is because they’re so fun to read. David and Evelyn love was beautiful and emotional and I really enjoyed reading it unfold.