(BRT) My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool

My Sweet Demise (Demise, #1)  
Book Title: My Sweet Demise
Series: The Demise Series 1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Author: Shana Vanterpool

Book/Movie Overview

Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…

When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.

Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…

When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.

Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.

Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever…

Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars…

Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

I have never seen a relationship so complicated. Like very very complicated and I can't help it but whenever I think of their story it's like, it's very real. Like it actually could happen to everyone when they start a relationship. This is what I liked about this book.

When I say complicated, I am saying that lightly. All the angst and drama this book possesses makes me feel so furious I have never felt like I want to punch some in the face before. I almost did punch my kindle but I could've done worse like, throw it if the got even more crazy than it already was.

Both characters has been through tough times but with a story like Kent's, I can't even feel for even an ounce of sympathy for Raina's uneventful past. His story hit me so hard and I was so mad with both characters on their childish ways of thinking and reacting on things that isn't even worth a reaction.. I mean, they aren't even over looking the picture.

I loved the book. I honestly did. With all its angst and drama and intense sex, I could've given the book 5 stars if it wasn't for the main reason that the book almost felt like a cliffhanger but it ended. I was like at 97% and I was still anticipating more because I know there could've been more. More fighting, more signs of moving on from Kent's part because that is where all the hang-up I had in the book lies. Kent's feelings for Raina are almost not real for me because he couldn't let go of what happened.

I'm happy to receive an ARC from the author because I loved the book and I can't wait for the next book!

PS: I read this book while crossing to a new year and I had never felt so much emotions on that day.


Finally the lock sounds and light spills out of the open door. I examine the person on the other side of the threshold fearfully. He looks around my age, normal…and hot. I frown at him. Where are the cats? Where are the weird smells and that creepy I’ve got bodies older than you in my basement look the last guy gave me? I peek around him and spot a relatively decent-looking apartment. No fur, no plastic tarps, and his serial killer’s outfit must be at the drycleaners.

After establishing that my life isn’t in immediate danger, I examine him. After all, looks can be deceiving. Beneath his mussed light blond hair may be a man who is far more dangerous than one and his cats. He isn’t wearing a shirt. Considering this heat, I don’t blame him. His black jeans elongate his lean legs, emphasizing his height. I start at his toes for some reason, long, pale toes, and work my way up, noticing how his jeans hang off his narrow hips and how those hips lead up to a set of perfectly taut muscled abs set within the most delicious V’s I’ve ever seen. His chest and biceps both bulge slightly, as if he works out to look hot but not enough to show off. I follow his chest up to his long pale throat, past his strong jaw, and over a pair of sculpted, soft, pale pink lips.

Swallowing hard, I finally meet his eyes. They are bottomless and black, and like motor oil, they gleam in the light.

I inhale sharply and step back further.

There is a giveaway for a 10 eCopies of My Sweet Demise, one signed paperback copy (US only) and a $5 Amazon gift card.