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By now, I’m regretting my CoHo readathon decision. There were a couple of decent ones and a few average ones, but mostly just bad bad bad. If I ever needed to learn a lesson about following trends, I have well and truly learned it by now.
Layla is just weird. Not in an interesting or intriguing way, but in a ‘why does this exist‘ way. It’s not romantic or sweet or contemplative. It’s not thrilling or scary or heartbreaking. It’s like a writing exercise taken too far and should never have been published. What is the demographic of people who would like this book? The characters are unrelatable and aloof. The story is told in circles; instead of making it thrilling, it’s repetitive. The love story is bland, as is the smut. If I had to read ‘pushed into her‘ one more time, I think my eyeballs would’ve fallen out from the excessive amount of rolling that’s taken place. Leeds seems to be trying to convince us that Layla is this unique butterfly that cannot be tamed or explained, but she sounds like an untethered lost person without a life of her own. Who else moves to a new state with a stranger and starts living with them after a few days in a B&B in the middle of nowhere? All it takes is a bad dance, a fake drugging, and a Spider-Man kiss in a pool and true love exists.
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