3.5 out of 5
I’m just going to assume I’m on a tortured souls kick at the moment. This definitely isn’t the first one I’ve read lately and I can only guess that it won’t be the last. Love’s Paradox pretty much follows in line with every other emotional abusive new adult contemporary romance book out there.
Rae has recently gotten out of a bad situation with her ex Ian. To prove she’s over him and to in a roundabout way tell everyone the truth she sends out a tweet telling everyone she’s going to be at a bar later on that night. Ian, being the oh so stalkerish person that he is, shows up. Rae goes up on stage and belts out Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks. Everyone at the bar picks up what she’s putting down. So what does Ian do… runs up on stage and tries to shut her up.
(yes, he is that dumb, but don’t worry, his idiocy knows no bounds)
Here to save the day is Parker Livingston.
Parker runs up on stage and punches Ian in the face! In all honesty, Parker is like the supreme white knight. Parker pursues Rae and because of her Goodbye Earl stunt at the bar, Parker knows she’s suffered some sort of abuse at the hands of Ian. But he doesn’t push her, or try to take things so fast. He is honestly concerned for her well-being especially after Ian goes bat shit crazy.
Seriously, bat shit crazy.
Don’t worry, at the end Parker was all like…
As you can tell, Parker was by far my favorite. Rae, not so much. Her inability and refusal to protect herself in any way shape or form seriously pissed me off. Over and over again, she consistently put herself in dangerous positions because of her lack of self preservation. If I had the ability to reach inside my kindle and strangle literary characters, I would do it and frequently too.
This ARC was provided by Revolution Publishing Inc. via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review