THE VARLET AND THE VOYEUR by Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway [ARC Review]

The Varlet and the Voyeur (Rugby, #4)Genres: Contemporary, Sports Romance
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication Date: June 25th 2018
Source: ARC, Social Butterfly PR
Format: e-book
Rating:fangirlstarsfangirlstars
“He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…
THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)
William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.
THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)
Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally getting her shi… uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.
THE PLAN
What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.
What she needs is an apartment with free rent.
Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.
Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!
Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.” —Goodreads Synopsis
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REVIEW
Well Poop.
I really wanted to like this one guys, I really, really did. Like the synopsis sounded like this story would be right up my alley and it even drew me in and colored me intrigued, however after the first couple of pages it was just a down hill spiral.
Honestly, the only reason I finished this book was because I agreed to review it and even then I had to force myself to finish this due to the deadline for the review coming closer and closer. I picked this book four times to read it and every time I’d advanced I would get super annoyed and set it down again.
I could not for the life of me connect to the story; from the very beginning I was instantly put off with the main character Josey. I felt like Josey was a self-absorbed drama queen that had no clue which way was up and which was down. I knew she was supposed to come of as different and maybe even quirky, but all that came across to me was annoying. By the time I had reached 50%  of the story I had lost any and all ounce of respect for her and could not find a redeeming quality that I could offset my negatives with–and believe me I looked. The hero of the story, Will, was okay, I felt like there could have been more character development with him (and Josey), due to it feeling like his story wasn’t really fleshed out enough or at all.
I felt throughout the story there was absolutely no chemistry between Will and Josey. There was no passion, no steam, no hint of any attraction between them and to be completely blunt I felt like their dialogue together was almost unnatural and unrealistic. Most of the story was revolving around a bunch of miscommunication that I felt could have been resolved if the two of them sat down like adults and actually talked and listened to each other; and because of that it just added more to the annoyance factor.
All in all, I can’t recommend this book because it just was not my cup of tea, which makes me said because I usually am enamored with the works of these authors; but this series just fell flat for me in all aspects.
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(Volunteered for this ARC for my Honest Review)

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