Net Galley Review: Driven to Distraction by Olivia Dade

FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

I was kinda hoping that this book would be better than it was. Librarians make an interesting character for me, but I found myself rolling my eyes at a lot of what these characters went through.

Much of the conflict in this story stemmed from the fact that these two characters couldn’t actually sit down and communicate with one another because they were being too childish or stubborn! They had great physical attraction, but I wasn’t able to believe what attracted them to each other as a couple.

Constance or Con, as she’s nicknamed, was very harsh and unbending when it came to some of Sam’s desires. Has this woman never heard of compromising?! Why should Sam have had to do all the changing for her? Relationships work because of compromise, and she wasn’t one to do that. It made me hate her overall, despite the fact that she was a kick-butt type of heroine.

Sam came across entirely too needy, even for a self-proclamed geek like he was. He was totally fine with letting go of all of his dreams to be with Con, which made him rather spineless in my eyes. He was also rather dense and clueless overall, so I didn’t care for him as a hero either.

I thought it was good to check back in with the other couples from the series, but I didn’t really feel like this was a stand-alone novel. I think I would have been lost if I hadn’t binge read the entire prior series before this. Not sure I’d purchase or recommend this book to others, based on that.

2 stars out of 5

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