Title: Alex (Perfect Opposite #1)
Author: Zoya Tessi
Date Published: January 23rd 2017
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Their wishes were simple and modest. Fate had other things in store though, and she can be a real bitch sometimes.
All he wanted was to get the job done and somehow to endure those long months playing nanny to a spoiled little rich girl. Without strangling her with his bare hands in the process. Well, it is going to be much easier said than done.
All she wanted was to escape the past and live like any other girl. Her plan definitely didn’t include the arrogant, tattooed savage, with his awful mohawk and lack of social graces, whose only mission was to stick real close and mess up her life.
But, people aren’t always what they seem to be, are they?
How are you all?
Welcome to my stop of the Alex Blog Tour!
This book is about a girl whose life is in danger and in order to protect her, her father hired a bodyguard for her. That bodyguard’s name is Alex. And both of them can’t stand each other’s company. They’re always fighting and going on each other’s throats. Until a day come that neither of them can’t last a day without the other.
Okay. If you read that one it sounds pretty romantic right? I mean there’s a saying that says “The more you hate, the more you love”. It applies to them big time. 😀
However, I didn’t felt the romance part in this one. Seriously I didn’t. If there is one it’s new to me I didn’t probably noticed it. I felt the war between them though. They always fight and they never get along. So I didn’t noticed that one of them has already fallen in love with the other.
In all honesty, I don’t know what to rate this book. I like it at some parts and I hate it at most parts. Like I don’t like it if Sasha, the main female character, always walks out or running away. I mean she’s always running inside her room or the bathroom in the middle of a discussion. Like there’s no proper ending on every discussion she has with the other characters. And how her feelings change from good to bad and vice versa in a matter of an eye contact. The emotion that I’m feeling right along with the character can’t keep up. I mean I really can’t keep up with the sudden change of emotions.
When I read and connect with the character of the book I’m reading, I’m also feeling their emotion in every part of the book. And I admit that I connected with Sasha immediately so when she started changing moods in a blink of an eye I need to put my phone down and stop reading to relax the emotion I felt earlier.
And there’s Alex. In Sasha’s point of view, he’s savage and wild and all things uncontrollable. But when it’s his point of view, it’s like different. Though I admit that I like Alex so much. I swoon over him. Like seriously. He’s an alpha. 😀 And you bessies know how much I love alpha males. I also like how he answers Sasha’s attitude. And how he protects her despite her being such a brat sometimes, well, most of the times. Alex is a possessive man. A very very possessive man. And I love him for it.
I was thinking of giving this book a rating of 3 stars because of Sasha’s personality but then when I read the plot twist, I stopped reading and just stare at the sentence that twisted the whole plot. And I’m not kidding. Seriously. I did not see that one coming. Not at all.
And there’s two plot twist in this book. One I didn’t see coming and the other I already know. Because this book will not end that way if the second twist didn’t happen. How do I express this without spoiling you bessies? This is hard. So I suggest you guys read it. 😀
To wrap this up, this book is good in story-wise department but I do not like the main female character. Still, the plot twist is worthy of the rate I’m giving this book. If you guys love a new adult book with twisted characters (not twisted in a dark way, hey) this one is good for you.
Zoya spent years doing volunteering work all across Europe, from cleaning school basements in Northern Russia to excavating Stone Age artifacts in Euskadi (the Basque country) and renovating castles from the middle ages in Southern France. She always dreamed of working with ‘Doctors without borders’ somewhere out in Africa, but ended up doing an ‘ordinary job’ in one of the smaller European countries.
Her greatest passion is devouring each and every book that comes within her reach.
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Thank you for reading up to here, bessies! Love you all!