The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

My rating: 4/5 stars

I really don’t know what to say about this series, but it’s beginning to get better and better. First, the cover is really hot and I liked it from the revealing part it was a good character for me to visualize Holden. The model is perfect. 😀

So, this is Holden’s story and his crush on his best friend’s sister, aka the title of the book. From the first installment, we got a glimpse of Lala and Holden’s relationship, but considering that she was already in loved and engaged with someone else, I didn’t pay much attention to it.

The story is very intense, BUT it is not built on a complex plot, a thing that begins to irritate me. I don’t want a university degree plot, but I want something built upon it and unfortunately, I am not receiving what I want and what I know this duo can give. Basically, the whole plot revolves around Holden and Lala’s attraction, her doubts about whether to get married or not, and how to compartmentalize feelings from the attraction they are feeling. But was it…

I liked Holden more than Lala because he was more straightforward and more mature in some ways. Lala was in 2 phases of her life – indecisive and horny… But Holden was more interesting, built in a more mature way and that was seen and sensed by the reader. He was confused, fighting his attraction and constantly trying to understand if he was good or not for Lala. Aaaaand, I forgot about the constant trope of a guy sleeping with 1000000 women and not keeping up the rhythm of his activities. I keep on reading about this type of guy forever and I think we need to move on from this typology because it’s old school.

I gave the book 4 stars because the tension and the chemistry were very good and not pumped artificially. I really liked it and waited to see my characters consuming their attraction. Afterward, I think the creativity faded and that Penelope and Vi just couldn’t find the best pace to end the story in a more complex way. I felt like I was reading about someone’s ordinary life, and in this book, I need something to surpass the ordinary, if you get what I mean. 🙂

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