I can’t help but feel disappointed by Inked Armour. I really enjoyed Clipped Wings, the first book in this series, so when I saw this second book up for grabs in NetGalley, I was pumped! I was so excited to start it, and then very let down once I was into it. I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the right mood to enjoy this story, or what the deal was, but ultimately I found myself increasingly annoyed while reading this.
I swear if either Tenly or Hayden had one more breakdown, I was going to loose my cool. Enough is enough already. I wasn’t expecting no problems from them, considering how “damaged” they came off in the first book….but I was not prepared for Inked Armour to be busting at the seems with over the top drama. It ruined a lot of my enjoyment in reading this book. Let me show you in gifs my feelings through most of this book…..
I was glad to see Tenly and Hayden not keeping anymore secrets, I thought that was a nice development. But I don’t know that there was much more positive than that. I felt like most of the healing that we saw with both Tenly and Hayden was kind of vague and unrealistic. One therapy session seemed to work wonders for Hayden, as did hiding the things that he was so proud of that set him apart from everyone else. And Tenly just seemed to come back home, emotionally, exponentially ahead from where she was the last time we saw her. It just didn’t feel real to me. I also would have liked to see the deal with Hayden’s parents be more of a surprise, it was rather obvious to me. And was anyone shocked at how well Hayden appeared to handle that information?? He freaked out through this whole book thinking about this situation, and then when he figures it all out he was more composed than I had ever seen him be. WTF??
I think I might need to take a slight break from the NA/romance books. I desperately need a great fantasy or maybe horror book to read next. Just something different. I don’t know that I have the patients to suffer anymore emotionally stunted cry babies and their extreme outbursts right now.
This book was provided to me by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review