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Als du mich sahst, by Robinne Lee

meganrae047's review against another edition

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The writing and dialogue is just way too cringe 🥴 

lilbt2003's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced

3.0

basha's review against another edition

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3.0

This book has a lot of the same pitfalls as most in the romance genre: A lot of compulsory heterosexuality peppered in that could have been left out a lot of trite aphorisms and clichés in the language that are corny enough to take you out of the narrative and wonder why an editor didn’t cross it out and keep moving. and in this book, although the age difference between the characters is a significant part of the plot, I would have been more comfortable if it was a year or two smaller… At times I felt like the reader was a teenager being coerced to think that statutory rape is fine if the relationship between the two lovers is passionate enough, or has some kind of other element such as fame to balance the power in the couple. Like so many TV shows made for teenagers, we are conditioned by your consumption to think these relationships are appropriate, and if the mail interest have been just 22 I would have been much less uncomfortable. But I see why people of this book, the plot picks up quickly. Like so many romance novels, you know from the start, who the two love interests will be, but unlike many romance novels, in this one, the future is not so foretold, that you already know how the plot will unfold between them. it is almost told with the tone of a darker drama, despite being squarely romance. And while the male lead has a bit more personality than the female protagonist, I generally found these characters to be believable, and their interest in each other to make sense. The chemistry between the two felt real, and the pacing of their dates was spot on - there is a lazy comfort paired with a fierce urgency in their attraction that I have not often seen another author nail. So, despite my reservations stated above, i see the appeal.

rditchek's review against another edition

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4.0

Overall, I was amused by this book and would rate it 4.25. The reason I decided to read it was because so many people recommended it on FB book club blogs. However, I did not have an idea about the plot of this book when I got it on libby. In the begin of the novel, I was not sure if the book was a romance novel or if it was going to turn into a thriller, mystery, or even horror book. I was disoriented to the point that I had to check the GR summary or orient myself with the theme of the book. It was a steamy book and had notes of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to it. Also, reminded me a lot of the real life romance between Harry Styles (especially with the Hayes scarf connection) and Olivia Wilde. The book was pleasurable, but I did not love the ending. I found myself wanting more. As many of the comments on GR said, maybe we will get a sequel. If you want something steamy to read this summer, this is the book for you.

egrifff's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

2.5

clalaure's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes

3.5

mandyreads8's review against another edition

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emotional fast-paced

2.5

meat_muffin's review against another edition

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emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.5

OOOOF, this was NOT GOOD. Like, the writing? Fine. But it was CRINGE and pretentious and CRINGE and I couldn’t get past knowing it had been written about a real live human. 

paigecooperstein's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

bslittlelibrary's review against another edition

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4.5

4.5 ⭐️ rounded up.