Title: Tell me you love me
Author: Julie Prestsater
Series: Fire me up #1
Genres: Contemporary romance, Humor
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I found this book by chance when I was browsing one of the blogs I frequently read. All I read about it was good and praising so it’s the sad truth when I say this was just okay by my standards. Not a bad okay but not a great one either.
It’s a really slow progressing romance novel but I liked that it’ not dominated by sexual content that most of them are nowadays. Oh there are sexy times in it but not much and it’s written in a really subtle and kind of conservative fashion. I liked this aspect if the book but not the way the relationship and the progress is dragged out through the whole book.
What I really didn’t like is how Lizzy acts. I get that there are different type of abuse and everybody reacts to them in their own way but I felt that Lizzy didn’t stay in the relationship with his abusive husband because she was afraid. Oh no, she knew that how Jace was treating her is not what she deserves and she hated every minute of it but she stayed because she thought no one else will love her and only made the first step to get out when she has a really likely prospect of new partner in Ryan. When their relationship almost was existing and only her being married stood between them. Which was already too late to act and felt like she lied to Ryan? Her personality and her submission to her husband demands clashed for me.
Ryan is a great character, if a bit rash sometimes and I liked them together a lot they created a fantastic dynamism between the two of them but I would have liked them more if their relationship happened under different circumstances.