Before Now (Sometimes Never 2)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Park Reed is a bastard in every sense of the word. He hasn't always been this way. But after his heart was broken by the only girl he ever loved, being heartless gets him through the day and allows him to fill his nights with the nameless girls he has no intentions of seeing again. He now lives his life following his ever-growing list of “life lessons.”

Lucy Braden is everything Park is not. She’s sweet, caring, and an all-around nice person. She tries to follow Lucy's Rules to Live By everyday.

When Park moves in with Jessie, which happens to be the floor below Lucy, Jessie's one stipulation: Lucy is off limits to Park. The problem with that is Lucy is determined to be a good friend to Park and see past the drinking and random girls to find the man beneath it all. The other problem: Park follows his own rules. - Goodreads


I gotta be honest, I read this book blind - not in a literal sense but blind because I didn't look it up online to see its reviews from others who have already read it. I didn't actually liked its blurb but I picked it up because it was high on Amazon's best seller list not to mention it involves two kinds of characters that I loved in my romance read rolled up into one - hot rockstar and tattooed badboy. I was thinking that there are some books that I've read in the past that doesn't have a good summary worthy to be noticed at but after reading it leaved me happy and satisfied. So right after I got it, I read it in one sitting not bothering to check some reviews first. That's the reason why I didn't have any idea - not after I've read it -  that this is the second book in the series. That could be the reason why I didn't really like this book. 

Before Now was a good read but its not one of my great reads. The plot and story is too cliche but the author didn't put something special on it. The characters were likable enough but there's no character growth.  What you've read about them from the first chapter is still the same kind of person that they are towards the end. It started out great actually but became too boring in the middle part, I have to skimmed pages because the story didn't held out my interest anymore. I felt like I'm reading this for the sake of finishing the book so that I could move on to the next one. But even though I don't like how the story was told and that there's nothing special about it, I had to admit Cheryl McIntyre did a good job in writing this in such a way that I didn't feel the need to read the first book. 

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