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[Review] The Love Interest – Cale Dietrich

Book Title: The Love Interest
Author:     Cale Dietrich
Number of pages:  384

Synopsis:

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

(re: Goodreads @ The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Smart concept on paper bogged down by choices in storytelling that lack world building in support of the premise
– Reads as contemporary romance with a science-fiction undertone; contemporary parts of the story were great but once the story enters the third act requiring sci-fi elements to be explored, it looses it’s propulsion
– Protagonists fit into neat check boxes and are build upon commonly used character framework and tropes

Initial Thoughts

Excellent premise muddled by an ending that left so much to be desired.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of The Love Interest from Raincoast Books.


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[Alternatives] – Movie Review – Everything, Everything (2017)

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Alternatives
Movie Review –
Everything, Everything (2017)

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Illness
Duration: 96 Minutes
Directed By: Stella Meghie

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42KNwQ6u42U

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[Alternatives] – Television Review – Famous In Love (2017)

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Alternatives
Television Review –
Famous In Love (2017)


Starring: Bella Thorne, Charlie DePew, Carter Jenkins, Georgie Flores, Keith Powers, Perrey Reeves, Niki Koss

A college student’s big break in a Hollywood blockbuster leaves her navigating through an undeniable chemistry, and uncovering the truth about a missing popstar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0_EIlx4nk

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