Sunday, April 5, 2015

Addy and the Smart Guy (Big Girl Panties #3) by Carter Ashby

23249484Ugh, I just could not enjoy this story. I was actually torn between a two star and a three star rating. However, I ultimately settled for two; the teacher/student romance was okay, but the characters, just ugh.

This book is the third in the series, but can be read as a stand alone and follows Addison "Addy" Hart and Dr. Greyson "Grey" McDaniel.

Addy has had a thing for Grey for a couple of years and Grey likewise, however with her being a student and him being first her professor and then thesis adviser he has kept his distance physically; but emotionally he does everything possible to keep her kissing the ground he walks on.

Grey plays hot and cold with Addy and basically keeps her from forming a healthy romantic relationship with anyone else. Addy was by far the dumbest, weakest girl ever; how many women did he parade in front of her before he decided "hey, let me invite you to come have sex with me for a week" and more importantly she still keeps pining for him.

Even though both characters get what is considered a happily ever after, I could not like this story. The romantic relationship between Grey and Addy was by far the most unhealthiest thing ever. If you read this book it's only to be annoyed and pissed off at what an asshat Grey is and what a pushover/doormat Addy is. There were so many times during the book in which I kept hopping Addy would open her eyes and see how bad her relationship with Grey was. He acts jealous and controlling and basically keeps her like his ego-boost. This book would have been so much better if Addy had started a relationship with someone else, even if in the end she still ends up with Grey, because at least then she broke free and tried something for herself.

Rating 2 out of 5

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