Review of My Lea
by E. Mellyberry:
I cannot read any more of this. I have been struggling through it all day and now, I have hit the end. I just cannot do it anymore.
These characters are killing me. Our protagonists, Andrew and Lea, are just not my sort of people. Andrew is moody, aggressive, arrogant and got that whole broken-person-who-is-also-a-man-whore-because-he-no-longer-believes-he-can-be-loved thing going on. I strongly dislike it when the male love interest has a troubled past and the idea of helping him becomes completely romanticised. Also there is the whole pure, virginal female protagonist becoming a saviour and being the only one that can help the male stop his man-whoring ways. Its clichéd and stereotypical. I hate it. Also there is a lot of slut-shaming and judgemental stereotypes used in this that I cannot support.
The plot was tedious and the beginning was simply horrible - slow, boring, dull, I think you get the picture. I could barely muster the enthusiasm to keep reading and then something happened that made me throw the book down in disgust. I don't want to read any more of this. I wasn't a fan and I wouldn't recommend it.
Note: a copy was provided courtesy of E. Mellyberry through the YA Buddy Readers' Group in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.
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Series: A Broken Love Story #1
Publication: November 11th 2014
Source: E. Mellyberry (author)