I also thought it would be fairly awesome to add this to my list for the Winter Reading Challenge of "Read to Reel." Even though this wasn't a book that was turned into a move, but was a book about a dude who starred in a movie and, well . . . . .
Anywho, the synopsis of this one seemed good enough to give it a whirl: Cade was granted custody of his kid sister after his grandparents died. Due to said sister’s medical bills, Cade needs to make a lot of money quick and decides to take on a movie roll where he will play a uhhhhhhhhh scientist. Unfortunately a case of stage fright makes his bunsen burner fail and some help from a little blue pill is needed in order to get on with the show which leads to a case of . . . .
And a trip to the local ER in order to tame that trouser snake. That’s where Cade meets nursing student Alexa.
That’s also pretty much where the problems started for me. To begin with, my brain isn’t always my ally and sometimes chooses to picture someone that just doesn’t work for me in the panty-melting department. When I read the good guy from the wrong side of the tracks/construction worker by day/potential porn star by night who falls for the privileged white girl my brain decided we’d seen that movie a time or twelve before and that Cade would be . . . .
I know there’s probably something wrong with my babybox, but I don’t think he’s attractive. Dear brain:
Then there was Alexa . . . .
Okay, not really but she was pretty turrrrrible. Not since Anastasia Steele have I read such an annoying inner voice. Not only did the bitch faint pert near every time she was touched, but if I took a drink at each mention of how he made her “whimper” I’d be dead right now . . . .
SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!
Where was I? Oh yeah, getting my stomach pumped so I didn’t succumb to alcohol poisoning.
Because of the not-sexy casting choices and swoony leading lady I already wasn’t really feeling things. It didn’t help matters that Cade was a not-so-great sexy talker and I kept laughing thinking of this . . . .
Hard To Love will probably work for a bigly many of you so please don’t let this review discourage you. The meet cute was awesome and the lack of angst a pleasant change compared to many books in this genre, but it ended up “meh” for me. Someone needs to give me a hook up for that damn roommate book, though, because . . . . .