Lissa's Review: Falsies (The Makeup #1) by Olive East
Via NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing LLC RELEASED: August 22, 2017 GENRE: NEW ADULT, ROMANCE LENGTH: 222 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
When Brooks walks into my life, I can’t keep from wanting him. He’s perfection—a sexy veterinary student who knows how to cook and always cheers me up when I’m down. But I don’t deserve a man like him. There’s a darkness in me that no one could ever love, and I know he’ll abandon me, just like everyone I’ve ever cared about. Just like my father. I wouldn’t be able to stand that hurt, so I push him away. Then my ex comes back. He betrayed me before, but now he says he wants to make me feel whole again. I know it isn’t right, and I shouldn’t let him into my life. But all I want is to recapture the happiness I once had. But sometimes those who want to fix things leave you more broken, and some friends turn out to be false. How can you tell true love from a lie? TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
When I came across this book. I thought it was interesting, the cover and the general idea. But it was a lot different, then what I thought it would be like. I wasn’t a huge fan of Ollie, she seemed a bit confused and unsure about her life. Her best friend is marrying her ex and then she meets this guy randomly across the street. Her relationship with Brooks, I didn’t feel that pull. I didn’t have an emotional connection with the characters. Which, if you’ve read my reviews before, is super important. With Ollie hiding behind her makeup and then taking it off. It’s the real her, only happened a couple of times and some reason it was just the fake eyelashes. I just really didn’t connect with this story. East does have a good writing style. Based on the info I gathered, this is her first book. So she does have room to grow. It will be interesting to see where else this series goes. Overall, I give this Two Boundless Stars.