Review – Can’t Go Back by Marie Meyer

August 14, 2015 Review 0

Review – Can’t Go Back by Marie Meyer

When Jillian moved next door, she refused to get out of the car. I climbed into the backseat beside her and promised to never leave her.
Now, I’m driving her a thousand miles away, so she can leave me.

She has to go. What else would she do? Follow me and my band from one cheap bar to another, get hit on by sleazy promoters? Because Jillian would definitely get hit on. She’s the most gorgeous, talented girl I've ever known, and she doesn't even see it.

This scholarship gives Jillian the chance to study at the best design school in the country. It’s what she’s always wanted. I won’t stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how much it hurts to watch her go. I just wish she wasn’t leaving without knowing the truth . . .

Title: Can't Go Back
Author: Marie Myers
Published by Forever Yours
Source: Publisher
Published: August 4th 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 352
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: two-half-flames

I keep vacillating on how to review this book. There are things that I liked about it and things that just rubbed me the wrong way. I will try my hardest NOT to spoil anything…

We’ve got this hot guy, a band, a girlfriend, a best friend, a record label and parents all wrapped up in one book. Is it too much? Not really, but I strongly believe that all of these elements caused this book to be longer than it really needed to be. I mean, in reading the blurb, this is supposed to be about Jillian and her knowing the truth, right? But with all of these other elements within the storyline, it literally takes about a year for the truth to come out, and then another few months before anything else happens.

The truth? Duh. Like you can’t see what the truth is even in reading the blurb. Like Griffin’s band mates, parents and even the girlfriend he stings along didn’t figure it out. So WHY the hell did this book last more than 350 pages????

And poor Jillian. Off at school, dealing with her own issues all while having to listen to Griffin’s success story. Oh yeah, that’s the first book. Jillian’s story. No, I didn’t read it. Am I tempted to read it? I don’t know. It’s the exact same story, only from Jillian’s point of view. Eh.

Are you getting the idea here? Let’s recap. Storyline was good. All of the elements in the storyline were good. Needless reading to “fill” in time and space, not so good. The reason it’s not so good is because I started to actually second guess the type of man Griffin is. His character is so “grown up” in every other aspect of the storyline, but “chickens out” when it comes to his best friend? Argh…

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