Thursday, July 11, 2013

Short Review: Trying to Get Over You by J.D. Rivera

Title: Trying to Get Over You


Author: J.D. Rivera


Series: Trying #1


Publication Date: June 22, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Source: Received e-arc for blog tour from author


Description from Goodreads:

Choices in life are hard.

College student Emily Reynolds has been in a three year relationship with Cooper Thomason but one awful night has left their relationship shaken. She soon finds out she is pregnant and Cooper can’t give up his partying ways. Emily leaves Cooper and tries to find a life without him. She finds out a life without Cooper is harder than she thinks. Will Emily be able to move on from Cooper and find a relationship with another man or run back to him?



My Thoughts:

This is another book I was super excited to read. When I got my e-arc copy for the blog tour I started reading it that same day. The beginning caught my interest right away but after a few pages it all went down hill for me.
I am going to keep this review short and simple. When I read a book I like to develop a connection towards the characters. If I can't connect with the character, or if they just get on my nerves throughout the story, then I will not be able to really get into the story. This was the case with Trying to Get Over You. I actually felt a connection with the main guys character, Cooper, then Emily's character. I know Cooper did wrong in doing drugs, but he changes when he finds out that Emily is pregnant. He learns his mistakes and he tries everything, and will give up anything to get Emily back. Emily give this guy a break! Everyone deserves a second chance, especially Cooper who was always there for her when they weren't even dating. I would have just left Emily to deal with her own problems, especially when she starts dating a new guy, Ben, to "try to get over" Cooper. This leads to my irritation with Emily's character. She just irritated the hell out of me right after she finds out she is pregnant and leaves Cooper. All of her actions are just wrong, she just keeps hurting herself and Cooper. At first I supported her actions in leaving Cooper, but I had to disagree with her actions further in the story because Cooper changes. Overall, I liked all the other characters, except Ben and Emily, in Trying to Get Over You by J.D. Rivera. The story in general is pretty good, but I think J.D. Rivera can take it up a step :).

Will I be reading the second book in the Trying series? Yes! I just have a feeling that the second book is going to be better than the first book. Like I said before, everyone deserves a second chance. I am going to give Emily's character a second chance, especially since I love Emily and Cooper together :D!  


Final Verdict: 3.5 Stars


The only reason I gave this Trying to Get Over You 3.5 stars was because I just loved Cooper's character, and I loved the ending :D! 


*I received an e-arc from the author for my honest opinion.


Buy Trying to Get Over You:

Amazon (Ebook & Paperback)

Barnes & Noble (Ebook)


Smashwords (Ebook)


About the Author:

I live in Oklahoma with my husband and two boys. My life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. I love Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.


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