Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Arrangement by H.M. Ward Books 1-6

Here are my mini reviews for books 1 through 6 of The Arrangement series. I don't know if I would call these a review. But here they are. I don't think I give anything mayor away in the reviews but read at your own risk.

 I did like the first few books but then it kind of got ripetitive. I feel like the author is trying to milk the series when to me, the cow ran dry two books ago. The thing is that this are very short novellas and they go for 2.99 a piece!! The price wouldn't bother me so much if the books were longer and unique. Right now I don't know the diference between books 3 and 5. I have to admit that once you start reading the books you get sucked into Avery's world. The writing is good and the plot is very different. I just wish the books were different from each other. 

You'll see that I go from loving the books to wanting to kill the two main characters. I will still read the next book and probably the next after that one because I've invested so much money in this series that it hurts me to not know what will happen to Avery and Sean. 

FML is becoming Avery's motto. Just when she doesn't think things could get any worse, they do. When her car stalls out at a busy intersection and she gets out to check under the hood, a guy steals her car. Armed with a dress and a pair of Chucks, Avery runs after the thief. When a hot stranger offers to help, she can't say no. That's how Avery meets Sean Ferro, the totally sexy, totally damaged guy with more secrets than she has time for.

Avery doesn't have time for anything anymore. Her is life falling apart and it's not just the car. It's everything, and it doesn't matter how tightly she tries to hold on, there's nothing left to hold on to. With the sudden death of her parents, it's only a matter of months until Avery's shot at college is gone, and she's living in a cardboard box. Other students have their families to rely on when things get bad. Avery has no one. 

But there's one option, one incredibly sexy, morally devoid, option. If Avery takes a job as a call girl, one guy could save her. One client. One time. She just has to say yes.

Book 1 was so awesome I finished it in 2 hours. Oh my God! The story is so different from anything I've read before. I like Avery a lot and I LOVED Sean.

Avery's life is slipping between her fingers. Everything that she worked to achieve will be gone if she doesn't take this job. The idea of being a call girl doesn't appeal to Avery, but her first client does. Sean is too difficult to resist. This might be the opportunity to fix her finances and find love. She just has to have enough guts to go through with it.

Book 2 was as good as book 1. Sean and Avery made some progress in their "relationship". They only thing that worries me a little bit is that Sean has 2 personalities. He's character is not going where I thought it would. And WTF Sean?! That ending! 

Sex isn't love, but it feels like it--that is until Sean bolts from the room. For a moment, everything seemed fine. Avery's life didn't feel so impossible. She got the guy and the money, but then everything shifts. The line between reality and fantasy gets hazy. It's impossible to know if her feelings are genuine or just an illusion. 

To make matters worse something from Sean's past surfaces. Devastated, Avery realizes that Sean isn't the guy that she thought he was. Avery's heart can't take another loss and this time, it looks like she's going to lose everything.

Book 3 is pretty much like book 1. Nothing different really. Except that scene where we find out what Sean is sexually into. I don't know what's going to happen or where this couple's future is headed to. I really wish these books were longer.

Avery finds out too late that her heart isn’t cut out to be a call girl. She’s too attracted to Sean. Avery doesn’t just want Sean’s body, she wants his heart. When he sent her away, Avery was devastated. Trying to pick up the pieces is hard, especially since she can’t get another job. 

Caught in an impossible position with her employer, everything hinges on making this next client happy, but things don’t go as they should. To make matters worse, Sean shows up at the worst time. Avery dreams of a chance to start over, to erase Sean from her life forever and leave her old life behind. But, it’s beginning to look more and more like just a dream.

Book 4 was ok. Avery finally has a different client other than Sean. She has finally accepted her job as a call girl which I feel  she does in every book but then she goes back on her word and doesn't want to do it anymore. And what's up with her not catching a break? God. She has the worst luck in the world. Avery and Sean are starting to get a bit annoying and the books repetitive. I didn't really care for the ending but I will still read the next book. 

Avery’s emotions are fried, but she doesn’t have to think twice about her BFFs Marty and Mel. They mean everything to her. They’re the family she doesn’t have. In a crisis, they’re the people to have by her side, and God knows this is a crisis. Friends like that are worth their weight in gold.

If only things with Sean were so simple. Regret is something that is impossible to subdue. There are still things to be said, things to do. Life is too short to live in the past, but when Avery wakes up at the hospital she finds that her world has changed.

My reaction to book 5 was WTF? Seriously. I get it Sean saved her but c'mon! I feel like Avery really hates herself like, she wants to suffer. There was this one scene at a clothes store which was hot btw but then Sean is like "here, this nipple ring thingy completes your outfit for tonight when you see Henry" I'm paraphrasing of course. So yeah he bought her stuff to model to a client and then he tells her that yeah he's calling for another girl that can satisfy his needs aka rape. Ugh!! Then, I was kind of disappointed with Henry. What the hell dude? Oh, and we end the book in a cliffhanger of course. 

Just as Avery thinks she finds balance with her position as a call girl and her relationship with Sean, everything changes. The relationships that she has depended on are suddenly gone. After years of friendship, Avery is forced to face the cold hard truth--there is no place for feelings in this kind of business.

What a disappointment was the beginning of book 6. What I waste of a great twist! Anyway, I really don't care for Avery and Sean anymore. I still don't see a future for them. And is it just me that don't get why Sean ordered a virgin in the beginning of the series? I really don't get it. Why a virgin? Supposedly he wanted to teach her and he did teach Avery, I guess, but he doesn't get off from that. What's the point in wasting all that money? Right now the only characters I like are Mel and Marty. And I totally new about Marty's secret like in the 4th book. Avery is just blind. Oh and, Surprise! The book ends in a cliffhanger. Let's hope this twist takes the series in a good direction. 

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