Pre Read Thoughts: I am really looking forward to Harley's story. After what he went through in the last book I am pretty invested in him having a happy ending.
Post Read Thoughts: This was an okay book. It wasn't awful or anything but I didn't enjoy it as much as I have the previous three and there were things that bugged me enough to take me out of the story at certain times. I had a really hard time in particular being comfortable with Miko's characterization...it felt a little too close to the land of stereotypes and racial insensitivity at times and made me really uncomfy. That being said he was a really sweet character and you couldn't help but like him. Harley and Miko were a nice couple but I have problems really connecting with them.
Thoughts While Reading (totally reviewing as I read):
Oh. Oh no. Oh that is...not good. Okay, um, as a POC it makes me incredibly uncomfy when authors write POC characters and then utilize offensive stereotypes. I literally cringed at Miko's first sentence "Harley-chan, you alive?" And the broken English? I am cringing. CRINGING. Ugh. This is starting out on a bad foot with me. I'm kind of tempted to insert the "that's racist" gif here :/
Okay Harley, I would tell you what I think of your mama but I'm a lady >.<<br/>
Oh Mylanta...problematic characterization aside I am falling for Miko. I am a sucker for the underdog and he just seems so sweet and...Harley, I hope you step on a million cracks and break your old battle axe of a mama's back >.<<br/>
Okay Harley, I have a feeling i know where this is going and I don't like it. Miko gaining a little independence is NOT a negative thing. If he hadn't your dragon of a mama would have stomped the life out of the man and you would have come home to a broken, bitter, shell of a human being.
Akari is Miko's sister. Akari speaks perfect English. Color me confused...
Aww...okay I am a sucker for a kid. Baby, baby, baby :)
Harley I'm gonna need you stop it. Miko has done nothing but show you he loves you and wants you and needs you. Don't borrow trouble b/c you're insecure.
Miko you are a lot cooler than me. I would be FREAKING OUT if a bunch of money disappeared from an account.
What the actual fudge is wrong with Harley's mom? I knew the witch was racist but she's also apparently a freaking PSYCHOPATH 0.0
I'm on page 48 and really tempted not to finish b/c even for someone who loves soap style melodrama...this is ridiculous.
Um...why are we not calling the popo? Somebody call 9-1-1!!!
LOL I am with you Miko. Keneko sounds like a good name to me too. And your family doesn't seem INSANE.
Of course there's no phone.
And I bet Cecil comes into play somehow.
Love scene is hot and sweet :)
Oh wow. We just gonna tell the perfect strangers our life story while being hunted by crazypants MIL, huh? LOL
OH come on, even I know not to just assume it's the good guys pulling in the drive lol
I am 100% on Team Kill Marilyn
I want her dead too! Team Kill Marilyn ftw.
NO. Why are we not killing her? Prison is a temporary solution to a permanent problem. LOL I sound so blood thirsty but dang it...I want her dead.
I am so shipping Cecil and Manny lol. Get some Pringles and get your man, Cecil!
I still want her dead but I guess I have to take what I can get lol.