Author: Cassie Mae
Tittle: No Interest In Love
Series: All About Love, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 226 pages, Ebook
Published: December 22nd 2015 by Loveswept
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When Jace Carver snags a minor part in his buddy’s zombie flick, he suddenly starts getting noticed all over the place. Even Hollywood megastar Carletta Ocean— known for her extensive “research” with her leading men— wants Jace for her new rom-com. The role could be a game-changer . . . if Jace nails the audition.
As Jace’s agent, Shaylene Kwak is all business, and isn’t about to let her favorite client blow this opportunity. Since their college years, Shay has been immune to Jace’s charm and rock-hard body. But long hours in close company have a way of wearing down even the best defenses, and when their platonic teasing turns into serious flirting, Jace and Shay are no longer able to resist what’s been right in front of them the entire time.
Shay knows Jace’s love-’em-and-leave-’em history with women. She’s not about to be just another notch in his belt. And it’s true, Jace has never wanted more than a one-night stand— until now. But at the end of the line, he’s got a choice: sleep with Carletta and seal the deal, or risk his career for a shot at true love with Shay.
I had pretty high expectation for this book but unfortunately I was extremely dissapointed. I really feel so bad that I have to give this book such a low rating but what can I do, it just didn’t do for me.
The story revolves around Jace who’s an aspiring actor. He usually stays away from commitment and can’t seem to fall in love with anybody. With the help of his agent Shay, he gets the opportunity for an audition for the lead role in a film opposite to the infamous Carletta Ocean who’s well known in the film industry for sleeping with her co-stars. But things don’t go according to the plan and he finds himself falling for Shay. When the time comes will he choose love over career or will his attitude and commitment problem ruin everything?
The main problem I faced with this book was that there was absolutely no chemistry between the characters. And there was barely any romance. I thought this was going to be a bit of a forbidden love kind of thing but nothing like that happened. Though I liked the banter between Jace and Shay but it was not funny all the time, except when this happened-
“The car spins again, the rain pelting on the windshield, and Shay’s white-knuckling the steering wheel. And I don’t know what comes over me, but in the midst of it all, I blurt out, “I love you, Grandma!”
I couldn’t stop laughing! Other than this fact, this book felt like a drag on. I seriously struggled to finish this. Also, by the amount of NA books I’ve read this year, I know that dual POVs works best for these kind of books but here we only get Jace’s POV so it was extremely difficult to connect with the characters, in the end I just couldn’t. Jace was an utterly devoted fan of Barney from HIMYM and he just tried hard to be like him instead of simply listening to his heart, though I liked what he did towards the end but it was quite predictable. And Shay is a Korean and the cover clearly misleads this fact. I was glad to see some diversity but in the end I just didn’t care for her either.
Overall, No Interest In Love was definitely not my cup of tea. I couldn’t connect with the characters nor was there any sizzling romance in this book. The writing style felt too plain and disconnected which confused me a lot at times though the pace was even throughout the book.
I don’t think so but you could give it a try nonetheless.
So guys, any of you read this book yet? Did you love it or hate it? What was your experience? Or are you planning to read it? Share your thoughts with me!