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Review of Best Served Cold

5 May 2014


Sometimes revenge is the only choice

Julia worked for weeks planning the perfect surprise birthday party for her boyfriend, Liam, but that night, she was the one who got the biggest shock. He broke up with her in front of all their friends, humiliating her in the process.

Clearly revenge was in order.

The plan is simple. Make him jealous, win him back, and then crush his heart. Fair is fair. However, there is one little hiccup, and he has curly brown hair and dimples.

Jesse is everything she wants. With him, she could almost forget her bruised heart. Almost. Julia has one choice: let Liam walk away after everything he did, or lose a chance at love in pursuit of payback.

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I was intrigued by the premise of this book but figured it would go either of two ways: I would take sick satisfaction in someone getting exactly what they have coming to them or I would cringe at the self-deprecating lengths the heroine would go to exact her revenge.  Turns out, I was wrong.  This isn’t really a story about some irrational woman scorned or really even about getting even.  The emphasis is more so on getting closure and finding what the future has in store for us.  There were some manipulative moves but the fact that the heroine had genuine conversations with each of her “setups” offset the potential awkwardness.  And she never really crosses the line and throws integrity out the window though she certainly considers it. 
Now that I’ve covered how the heroine’s antics never made me uncomfortable, I can’t say the same thing for the roommate.  The epilogue is the tie-in to the next book in the series and I honestly don’t know if I would be up for reading it and it left me with a bit of a melancholic outlook after what would have been a happy ending.  There looks to be a whole lot more angst in the next book.
Don’t read this book if you are looking solely for sweet revenge as you won’t get it.  What you will get is to enjoy the journey of overcoming an awful experience and moving on to something better.  This was a good book overall but it didn’t strike a profound chord in me just an enjoyable light read.

*A copy of this book was received in exchange for an HONEST review.*

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  1. Great review Katie. I never heard about this one before, but now I'm intrigued. I think I will add it to my TBR. :)

  2. Thanks! Glad to hear it caught your interest.


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