Mini Reviews | Not My Romeo and Not My Match
These books are both part of the The Game Changers series by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Rating: ★★★ / 5 stars.
Length: 346 pages.
Trigger Warnings: abuse, death of a loved one.
“You’re worth everything.“
I read this book because I wanted to read the second one. Still, I thought the synopsis was interesting enough and had a lot of potential. Although it turned out to be a fun read with great characters, the dynamic of the leads became frustrating early on. Because of their pasts and the origin of their relationship, there was a lot of back and forth which made them go around in circles. Also, the steaminess was a little too much and very frequent, which I usually don’t mind but in this context proved to be kind of tiresome.
Still, there were many fun and endearing moments that made the book, and my annoyance with it, worth while. I truly think Ilsa Madden-Mills is a great author, and I have a weak spot for sport romance novels (although this one was kind of lacking in the sports side of it). If you enjoy books with a back and forth, friends-to-lovers / friends-with-benefits situation, you might really like this one (yes, it is THAT complicated).
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Rating: ★★★★ / 5 stars.
Length: 301 pages.
Trigger Warnings: N/A.
“You are the best person in all my universes.“
This was such a good book!! I loved Giselle so much and how unique her personality was. In a sense, she was the typical shy, intellectual girl who is secretly feisty and loves writing edgy science fiction novels. But, she was not typical. She was strong, intelligent, empowering, good, and overall AMAZING (which is kind of surprising cause I didn’t like her at all in the first installment). And then the way Devon fell for her and watching him be so head over heels in love was everything I did not know I needed. These two stole my heart and I would have gladly read 200 or 300 more pages about them (I wouldn’t but they were very entertaining so I might consider it).
Honestly, a HUGE step up from the first book, and I fully recommend it. Again, the sport aspect of it was minimal (almost inexistent), but it’s not really relevant at the end of the day, so I guess it’s alright.
I hope you guys enjoyed these mini reviews and, if you’ve read the books, let me know what you thought of them!