I can't with this book....
I guess this whole review could be considered spoilery, but I'm not sure it actually ruins anything. So be warned.
Reasons why I seriously disliked this book:
1) I don't do well with books where victims of rape are blamed for their rape. In this book Avery's parents had her sign a non-disclosure agreement at the age of 14 (which seems kind of illegal actually, can a 14 year old really consent to something like that?). So her rapist was let off the hook and she was forced to never talk about it again.
2) The ass hole rapist in question? His name is Blaine. All I could think about was this guy....
His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!
A small infraction, but I had to mention it bc that name is obviously the stereotypical rich guy name. Right along with Brock or Harris.
3) Then, THEN there's this girl Molly we meet toward the end of the book who was also raped by Blaine. Molly actually BLAMES Avery for her rape. She sends Avery scathing emails and texts throughout the book calling her a lying whore.
Then when Avery goes to talk to Molly to apologize (for what? I don't even fucking know), Molly slaps her. FUCKING SLAPS HER. I'm getting more ragey as I type this review.
4) There's something about Avery's character that I just didn't like. It's more than the fact that she doesn't stick up for herself....like ever. I can't really put my finger on it, so I almost didn't include it in my review, but I can't ignore it either.
I think it might have to do with the fact that she didn't feel the need to start working on her problems until a man entered the picture. 'Cause we all know it takes a big strong manly man to help us confront our demons. /sarcasm
I dunno....I'll have to think about it more.
5) Ooooh, also, let's not forget the stereotypical uber-flamboyant gay friend! Can't have this kind of book without him.
6) Everything was just such a cliché, from Avery's parents; richy rich's who cared more about their social circle then their daughter. To Blaine. To the gay best friend. To Cam's awesome parents who showed Avery how a "real" family is suppose to treat each other.
The only thing I really liked about this book were the witty conversations between Avery and Cam (bc Armentrout is really good with witty), and Cam's Saint-like patience with Avery bc honestly.....
Otherwise this book gets a thumbs down for me.