REVIEW My Sweet Demise (Demise, #1) by Shana Vanterpool

January 4, 2016

Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…
When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.
Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…
When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.
Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.
Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever…
Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars…
Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second
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I had a serious love/hate relationship with this book, my blood pressure was not in the best place while reading this one. Was it good? Sure. Did I want to strangle certain characters and just give up? Absofrigginlutely.

Raina O'Conner is in a dire situation. Being kicked out of her previous home from a bitchy roomate,she's in desperate need for a new place to stay. Comming across a an ad for a roomate,she decides to to go and check it out but the problem is that the person is asking for a male who is friendly, likes to party and would be his wingman. She is NONE of those things so what's a girl to do when she's desperate? You beg and make promises you know you can't keep.

"I need a room. If you need a wingman, I'll be your wingman. If you puke, I'll put the seat up. And if you're bagging someone on the couch, I'll put my headphones in and pretend it's the bass from Katy Perry's latest hit." 

Kent Nicholson is a egotistical stand up douche. He doesn't care about anything other than getting laid,drinking,getting laid,getting laid aaaand getting laid.How a certain part of his anatomy hasn't fell off yet is way beyond my comprehension.He wasn't always that way but after a heartbreaking incident, he decided to be the king of all a*sholes. After giving Raina a chance to be his new roomate,he finally got his wingwoman.
But what happens when feelings get involved?

"We're all running from something in our lives. Some of us don't have to run as hard, and others have to sprint for their lives." 

I really liked the premise of this story and I found the begining highly entertaining. Raina was good heroine and the secondary characters were very intriguing. What I didn't like was Kent. He gave me so many whiplash I didn't know whether to stop reading or just come up with a way to kill off his character(in my head of course). I love a good angst in my story but he really took it to another level and I just wasn't in love with his character.

Aside from that,I loved the other characters.They each brought their own signature style to the story and they made certain parts more bearable. I would recommend this to those who love a a redeeming manwhore with funny side of funny characters.



When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things. My Sweet Demise is my debut New-Adult contemporary romance novel. Keep up to date with future releases by following on Twitter: @shanavauthor

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