Not so sweet Caroline
I hate to say this, but Redesigned is probably my least favorite DGS book to date. She’s an excellent writer. I feel like this is more a reflection on me than it his her writing. I’m just not into this specific genre and I read it out of a place of wanting to branch out. I now know my limitations.
I LOVED Reed and despised Caroline. She was insufferable. I was curious about her from her interactions in After Math, but I couldn’t stand her story. She was selfish, self-centered, and only got out of pity mode after the fabulous rich guy fell for her. My back ground isn’t too dissimilar from hers, but I’m certainly not destined for a HEA. There’s more than overcoming your past than simply aiming for more dollar signs and marrying into a higher social status. Ultimately I think that’s where the story ended up, but the journey was infuriating.
If you’re truly into new-adult college romance, then this is the book for you. There’s steamy sex, plenty of angst, and enough emotional insecurity to warrant some self reflection and maybe a little therapy. 🙂 Denise is a fantastic writer and I think I’m going to stick to her urban fantasies and sci-fi work. ***3.5 STARS***