Wednesday, August 16, 2023

#BookReview: Lotus by Jennifer Hartmann

Synopsis: "All these years, I've never given my heart to anyone… The truth is, I didn't have a heart to give. My heart was with a ghost."

To the rest of the world, he was the little boy who went missing on the Fourth of July. But to Sydney Neville, he was everything. Her heart hasn't been the same since her best friend disappeared, but she's learned to build her life around that missing piece. 

Twenty-two years later, the last thing Sydney expects is for Oliver Lynch to return. Having been captive underground for decades, he's unfamiliar with the strange new world that awaits him―but he's alive. He's here. And no matter how he's changed, he and Sydney both still feel the connection that runs between them.

But as their reborn friendship begins to feel like something more, Sydney and Oliver realize there are still jagged, painful truths creating space between them. The walls Sydney's built don't want to come down, and as Oliver hunts for his missing memories and lost time, he realizes his nightmare is not yet over.

With nothing as it seems, is there space for love to bloom in this dark place?


Rating: 1 Star
My Review: Sometimes I have to ask myself why do I put myself through this.  I am one of those readers who hate DNFing books.  (I see that eye roll Jessica, Sorry had to send the shade to my boss.). But I hate it!!! This one I should have just DNFed though.  I was so excited to read this one but it was just so horrible.  The execution of this one fell so far from what I thought I was getting I should have just shut my kindle and went to something else. But I did not do that.  I read the entire thing and now I hate myself.  I loved Oliver but even he was not enough to save this disaster of a story.  It was bland and boring, and in some cases confusing.  The other characters were crap and underdeveloped and the entire thing was just stinky. 

Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her own personal romance hero and three children. When she is not writing angsty love stories, she is likely pondering all the ways she can break your heart and piece it back together again. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, bingeing Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. She loves tacos. She also really, really wants to pet your dog.

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