Review: All Over You (Unforgettable You #1.5) – Beverley Kendall

Posted 8 August, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: All Over You (Unforgettable You #1.5) – Beverley KendallAll Over You by Beverley Kendall
Series: Unforgettable You #1.5
Published by Season Publishing on 6 May 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 138
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley
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2 Stars

Becca doesn't believe in second chances, especially when it comes to relationships. And she keeps telling herself that even as Scott starts to show up at every party she goes to, watches her with hot eyes from across the room, and makes her all hot and bothered. That's because he's spying on her - at least that's what Becca tries to make herself believe.

Scott would do anything for a second chance. Ever since Becca broke up with him, he's had this hollow feeling, and he can't understand why she won't even talk to him now. So when he finally gets a chance to figure things out, he's not about to let it go.

*I received a free ARC of All Over You from Season Publishing LLC via Netgally in exchange of an honest review*

All Over You is a novella in the Unforgettable You series. And since I’ve enjoyed quite a few new adult reads lately, I was excited to read this, especially because I love this author’s historical romance novels. As with Only For You, though, I was disappointed when reading. I had trouble connecting with Becca and Scott, and even if I already ‘knew’ Becca’s friends from before, I really didn’t feel like I knew enough about either of them to actually care.

Becca is angry at Scott for how he handled something when they were dating, and this is the reason she broke up with him. However, Scott can’t get over Becca anymore than she can get over him – but Scott has the guts to try to do something to change the situation. I didn’t think Becca’s reason was valid at all, and I found her to act like a much younger character when it came to this. All Over You is a short read, but it wasn’t very quick, I had to persuade myself to continue reading, and that really doesn’t happen very often.

The writing is a little forced, it seems, especially when it comes to the re-telling of a sexual encounter Becca ran in on. The crude language didn’t mesh with the way Becca usually spoke, and I thought Scott was acting very cavalier about some things he had experienced earlier in his teens. The interactions between the girls didn’t make a lot of sense to me either, it was as if all the characters in All Over You were trying to keep their distance from each other. The interactions appear a little forced, as do their bravado at times.

I’m not sure if I’ll pick up another book in this series, but I will delve into the historical romance novels by the same author with great pleasure, just as I have before. If you like angsty reads, this might be exactly what you’re looking for, though. Part of why I wasn’t into All Over You is that I expected characters who were a little more mature, whereas they felt pretty much like YA characters to me.

I’m sure if I were into threesomes, I would’ve been set for the night but stuff like that is better in theory than in practice. This I know firsthand.

“Okay, if you say so,” she replies skeptically before taking a sip of her wine cooler. “I’m not,” I insist, lying through my orthodontically-straightened teeth.

“I’m not,” I state firmly. “It’s been a year, Scott and I’ve moved on.” I’m not lying exactly. Moving on is like a book, it’s subjective. Although the thought of him with someone else makes me queasy.

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0 responses to “Review: All Over You (Unforgettable You #1.5) – Beverley Kendall

  1. Must have some crude stuff in it to get get your little warning at the top or is that something new you are going to do from now on. 🙂 I haven’t heard of this author or anything but this doesn’t sound like something I would like. Good review. 🙂

    Stormi recently posted: The Man Who Was Poe
    • Actually, Stormi, I always try to put a warning on a review when it’s the book has very descriptive sex or alcohol use etc, just so that readers can be warned. That doesn’t necessarily mean I think it’s crued – even if this was a little bit…

      Thanks for stopping by Stormi!

  2. Wow, this sounds like it was kind of a hot mess, Lexxie. I don’t enjoy it either when characters act ‘out of character’ and I certainly don’t like whiny characters. I’m sorry this one was a waste of time, but I am glad you won’t give up on the author…just this series. Thanks for your honesty. 🙂

    • This same author writes excellent historical romance books that I truly love! But I guess the same tropes don’t translate that well to NA – at least not in my mind. It has a good average rating on GR, though, so it might be just me. And you know I’m all for the honesty, right?

      Thanks for stopping by, Brandee 🙂

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