⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lacking the love

If you’ve been following along with the series, Hasty needs no introduction. While this will read as a standalone, knowing Hastings/Hasty’s backstory will make it a richer reading experience. Though, there is one problem with that… this is very much Hasty’s story, and I don’t actually like Hasty all that much. It’s all about her personal growth, told completely from her perspective, and our hero appears in probably less than 20% of the book (even less while acting as a romantic lead). That’s been my biggest complaint of the series as a whole; the writing is very good, the storylines are complex and completely unique, but the heroes may as well be acquaintances for the amount of time they spend on the page.

The story follows Hastings (aka Hasty), a woman who has been so focused on her career that she’s let it overtake her life. Her relationships with her family are strained and her marriage has become all about the money. So when a financial scandal ends her marriage and leaves her reeling, Hasty is forced to reevaluate everything that’s important to her. Through it all, there’s one man who has kept in contact. Ian has been Hasty’s biggest rival in business, but he’s proven to be her biggest ally in life.

There’s a lot that I liked, and I think that if Ian had played a larger role in the story then I probably would’ve loved the book. It’s an interesting mix of light comedy and dark humor; not nearly as raunchy as some of the other books in the series, but probably one of the heaviest. I loved the journey Hasty goes on, but I also needed more than that. Ian is a part of the story from start to finish, but always in the background. His motives are unclear for the vast majority of the book, and he honestly could’ve been dating other people for 80% of it, for all we know. There are significant time jumps and extended separations so… who knows what he was thinking. That’s my biggest problem here. I can’t root for a relationship when I don’t love the heroine and the hero is largely absent. I do love the creativity and originality of the series – that’s what kept me reading every book – but I won’t say that this was my favorite. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review of this darkly funny book.


Title: Hasty
Series: Do-Over #4

Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2020


Blurb

AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT
I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.
Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.
And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.
I am broke.
I am disgraced.
I am alone.
I am a sucker.
But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.
Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.
Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.
He can’t bring back my money.
He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.
But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.
A sense of hope.
Maybe even love.
Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used tobe a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.
But I have to be careful.
I can’t be too —
That’s right.
Hasty.
The final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as Mallory’s sister, Hastings “Hasty” Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.
Hers.


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Excerpt

Ian keeps chasing me, though. Why? And why does the fact that he won’t let up thrill me?

That’s the part I hate. The thrill. The zing of arousal that shoots through me every time that jerkface–who isn’t a jerk–does this. He’s pursuing me and I don’t understand it, but I do like it.

More than I want to admit.

The fight inside me feels like layers of muscles in my abs are in a tug-of-war. Ian McCrory represents everything I fought to achieve in my old life. Self-made billionaire. Liked by everyone. Admired by even more.

Respected for his hardcore negotiating skills.

And droolingly handsome.

He was my nemesis. My enemy. The guy who sniped deals, and who I sniped from. We were adversaries, but he flipped the script, didn’t he? Coming to my rescue. Aiding me in a time of need.

I don’t want to need him.

And I especially don’t need to want him.

I stare at the phone. Just as my finger goes to the Power button to turn it off again, three dots appear.

One dinner. Indulge me?

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