Title: Age is Just a Number
Author: L.I. Beer
Published: 28 September 2017
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mckenzie LTD
I got this review copy in exchange for an honest review.
First things first, I want to be really honest here. It took me about four months to finish this book due to my reading slump and I am really sorry for what happened. 🙏🏼 This book doesn’t even help me with my slump, though. Instead, it make the slump worst. 💀
Okay, let’s start with the first chapter. The first chapter of this book is so confusing. 😰 You might think it was about Ruby (MC’s friend) for the whole story but no, this story is about Elspeth and Rupert. I get that the writer wants the readers to know how Elspeth and Rupert met, but putting the side characters instead of the main characters in the beginning of the story will sure make it confusing. 😵 It’s totally not wrong but the way the writer starts the story is just… let me say it again: confusing. 🤯
Also, I don’t like that Rupert is attracted to Elspeth not just because she’s intelligent, but because of her legs… 🤦🏻♀️ Doesn’t that make him attracted to her because of lust? And same goes to Elspeth. She is attracted to Rupert because she thought he had good manners and above all, attractive. 💆🏻♀️ Meh.
I’m going to say this book is fast-paced, illogical and unrealistic. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m sorry, but it’s the truth. They have only known each other for 3/4 days yet they are already saying ”I love you so much please stay with me forever do not leave me.” Hmmmm. 😐
In addition for the confusing part, the one that makes me confused is that, Elspeth went to apologize to Rupert after they had their breakfast for Kerrie’s behavior. Ummm, there. What behavior? I thought no one said anything that time? And I, obviously confused, need to read the previous page again to see if I missed something. But as confusing as it is, there is… none. 😩🔫
If you guys really read the synopsis, it sounds like Elspeth’s children will or will not support her relationship with Rupert. Actually, there’s not much conflict between the children with the relationship. And I am frustrated. 😑 Here’s why… Her children were okay with everything and then suddenly, in one morning, they didn’t. 💥 Believe me, there’s nothing happened before and just like that, they acted weirdly. Isn’t that confusing already? Like, what did I actually miss? 💆🏻♀️
Anyway, all I could say about the plot is, it’s really not going anywhere. Nothing serious. And before the ending, it doesn’t make it any better. They went on with their routine from waking up together, making breakfast together, went to work and waiting to come home to spend time together. While making breakfast, they do what couples do. While at work, they text each other that they can’t wait for ‘tonight’. And it just goes on and on like that for several chapters straight. There’s nothing to look forward to. Just the same ole unnecessary parts. With their desire for each other… 😐
Last but not least, I’m going to say I’m not a fan of the writing. Even though this book is not for children, the way the writer delivered the story sure like children’s book because for me, I feel like the writer is telling the story to a child.
anddddddd to be very honest, this is NOT an exciting read, at all.
What books you’ve read that have a bad writing? Did you finish it or put it in DNF list? 🥀