Review: Pretty Little Things by Teresa Mummert

Review: Pretty Little Things by Teresa MummertTitle: Pretty Little Things
Author: Teresa Mummert
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Check it out on Goodreads: HERE
Rating: one-star
I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret.

We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were put on very different paths. Now it was only a matter of time before they collide and the beast behind the beauty is exposed.

I don’t know why I finished this book to be quite honest. I was bored through the whole thing and when the story actually began to pick up, it was over with and back to the boring parts. Not to mention that not counting the epilogue, the last 6% of the book was a sex scene. That is entirely too long and there were a lot of sex scenes in this book.

Most of the reviews that I read, people were swooning over Colin, saying how hot he was and how much they loved him. I don’t see it. To me he was a prick. A controlling prick that knew he was controlling and loved it. Yea he saved Annie from this horrible thing that we really don’t get much information about the place or what went on there. I think that was really unfortunate because it was some sort of commune and I’m assuming it was a sex commune or something because of the clues but, there could have been so much story there with it and there just wasn’t.

There was three different point of views in this book: Colin, Annie, and Jacob. Jacob shouldn’t have even been in it. He was pointless, boring, and brought nothing to the story.

Annie was a horrible main character. She was weak and such a damsel in distress that it made me roll my eyes multiple times. I kept reading this book because I read a few reviews that said it didn’t pick up until the second half of the book. Well, they were wrong. It didn’t pick up at all and there wasn’t really anything redeeming about this book.

Sadly, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone that I know.

The Breath I Didn’t Know I Was Holding

 

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We all know the line that seems to be in every single book that we read. I get that there are a lot of phrases that can get us a sense of urgency and feeling and that the author wants to convey, and it may be hard to choose from for them. However, why does it always seem “I let go of the breath that I didn’t know I was holding” always, always, always end up in so many books?

In a book that I am 50% of the way through I have read this sentence or some variation of the sentence no less than 20 times. I wish this was an exaggeration but it really is not. It seems to be on every other page. Of course it is an action type book and you would probably be holding your breath in these certain instances but why am I reading it so much? It’s not even just this book but it is at least 1 out of every 3 books that I read and I think it’s probably more of a every other book type statistic. Of course, I haven’t done real research but I’m really thinking that I might start putting a note at the bottom of my reviews that this was a “breath I didn’t know I was holding” book.

I’m not a writer in any shape or form except for this blog and let’s be honest, putting your thoughts down isn’t nearly as hard as coming up with a whole book or story where you need a beginning, middle, and an end. I don’t really get how you would come up with something else to say but geesh, what is with the breath holding at every single turn?

Stop holding your breath so much! I roll my eyes every single time that I read this in a book because honestly, I don’t think I have ever actually done this in real life. I’ve never held my breath and not realized it.

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