I Kind of Liked It!
I’ve been waiting for Drunk On You forever and I must say this book fell flat for me. There were parts of this book that I absolutely loved and parts of it that I found myself skipping through.
Nikki and Shane have had crushes on one another for what seems like forever, but have never made a move. Both have an ex that needs to be out of their lives, so when an opportunity presents itself to be in a “relationship” with one another to get rid of their exes they take it. Nothing can go wrong right? Well Shane and Nikki quickly learn that developing feelings for one another is something that they promised they wouldn’t do, but are having a hard time keeping the promise, throw in Shane’s dominant personality in the bedroom and you have an interesting story.
One thing that I really had a hard time grasping was how quickly Nikki accepted the Dom/Sub relationship in the bedroom with Shane without asking any questions. He said do this, and she was like OK! I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was HOT, but in most cases, there is a dom teaching and she would have had a lot more questions going in then what happened in this book. It seemed that she just wanted Shane and he wanted this type of relationship so she went with it. It ended up working for them and it was definitely hot, but just how it came to be just didn’t set well with me in the beginning.
There isn’t much drama in this book, and I really did enjoy Nikki and Shane when they finally figured out their relationship wasn’t fake, but all the build up to figuring it out was a little too slow for my liking. Once they finally figured it out I really enjoyed it and the drama that ensued, watching them figure everything out, getting to navigate their relationship and seeing where they went from there. Seeing how protective they were of one another, etc was beautiful, but seeing all of the terms of endearment that Nikki would use for Shane was kind of annoying, which I think was part of the story, because even Shane got annoyed with some of them.
Like I said in the beginning of this review, there were parts of this book I really enjoyed and others that just really fell flat. I truly love the Hope Town Series, so maybe I’m being harder on this book than others, or maybe it’s because this book didn’t center on any of the kids of the Corps Security characters like other books did? I’m not sure, but I will definitely be picking up Liberty’s book when it releases next year! I do see I’m in the minority with my thoughts on this book, so if you’re a lover of this series, or if you’re looking for a BDSM’ish book to read, then you should consider picking up Drunk On You by Harper Sloan today, you may feel completely different about this book than I did.