Sunday, May 7, 2017

seriously romantic: so screwed by melissa marino

when career girl, evelyn owens tangles up with party boy, abel matthews sparks fly. so screwed is the second book in the bad behavior series, and is it bad to admit that i liked callie's best friend and aaron's brother more than i ever liked them? it took me a while to get through so twisted, this was not the case with so screwed.

when abel finally gets evelyn to start going out with him, it's as if the world changes. he knows with a certainty that there is no one else he wants to be with. but this isn't to say that all his problems disappear. he's still too reliant on his family. he's not working his dream job. he's lying to everyone about where his extra income is coming from.

and that's what gets him in trouble. and it's so hard to stay angry at abel, he's so charming. he's really trying. even when he is screwing up in every possibly way, it's not because he is a bad guy. it's because he's in an awful situation and he's so scared of asking for help. he's ashamed and embarrassed and feels like every horrible thing happening to him is something he deserves.

but he deserves good things too. and the best thing to ever happen to him is evie. and it took him forever to get her to say yes the first time. so he really has to work hard to pick up the pieces of their relationship that he blew up in pretty spectacular fashion. sometimes characters have to work super hard to beg for forgiveness in an over-the-top way that i'm not really on board with, but in this case, abel really did have to grovel. everything has come easily for abel, getting evie back can't. he has to work hard, he has to prove that he wants her and only her.

and when he finally earns every bit of her forgiveness. when she's finally willing to trust him with her heart again, it's totally worth it. you really can't help rooting for them.

**so screwed published on march 7, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press in exchange for my honest review. 

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