ARC Review: Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert

25792895Title: Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony #2)

Author: Annabeth Albert

Publisher: Lyrical Shine

Release Date: February 16, 2016

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult

Format: eBook

Page Count: 266

Rating: 2.75 Stars

 

It took me a while to finish reading this book. Because, as much as I liked this better than Treble Maker, the previous book in the series, at the early pages I still found it hard to blend in with the story. And it’s a long one too!

Perhaps it’s the tv show stuff that got into my nerves (yes, I admitted though I watched one or two singing competition, I only enjoy the performance part not the drama part of it) or could be my shortage of patience for the young characters attitudes and their angsts. I got that they had issues, but HELL, why not owned up and faced it just went on and on..

It was sheer stubbornness that got me to finally able to finish. I’m not particularly fond of too-many-sex scenes, which had me skimmed quite a few pages here. And also not helping was the content layout: they were no added spacing between change of POV – moreover dot or asterisk – that a few times I had to go back and note the POV had changed from Jalen’s to Trevor’s or vice versa. To be fair, I read an ARC so I hoped the retail copy would have more proper setting.

The story picked up around 60% or so into the book. To me the 40% made it up for the struggle I went through. The pace went moderately faster then; I warmed up to the MCs and their friends; even bad decisions made were soon rectified. Yes, the angst, drama, and smut were still there, but in a way that I could stomach.

On a side note, I probably had to stay away from story with TV show theme, considering the hard time I had with this series so far. I might decide otherwise later, we’ll see.
ARC is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the exchange of a fair and honest review.


 

synopsis

There’s no way he’ll shake this off…

Trevor Daniels is feeling aimless. A recent college grad, he’s not sure what to do with his useless degree, and his family all but abandoned him after he revealed the truth about himself. But a friend’s suggestion that he take his chances on a reality show aimed at finding the next big boy band strikes a chord with him—until the show’s producers convince him to act like he’s in a relationship with a guy who’s not at all his type. It isn’t exactly love at first sight for Jalen Smith either—but lust just might push them in an unexpected direction. If only their secrets weren’t even more twisted than their sheets, threatening to cost them the win—and each other…


 

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