Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
Reflect Me by K.B. Webb | Reflect Me Series
Series: Reflect Me
Author: K.B. Webb
# of Books: 3 (Reflect Me, Follow You Down, Heartbreak Warfare)
Book Order: Connected
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Drama
Heat Rating: Warm
Point of View: First Person, alternating
Disclaimer: I stopped reading this series after Reflect Me. Find out why below…
After reading this book, I’ve come to a conclusion: I can’t read books that are set in the south. I’m not sure what it is exactly but there is just something about the characters and the stories in the south that aren’t my cup of tea. But, I will take a few stab at it: I think it’s the over dramatics. Maybe these books are trying to be the next Dallas soap-opera but even that show isn’t as senselessly dramatic as these books. And senseless drama just isn’t my thing. It frustrates me and annoys me and the last thing I want to do when I’m relieving some stress is get stressed out from reading about these silly characters’ lives.
Molly was just so wishy-washy in her convictions. She would be so independent in some situations and then not in others. Her whole reasoning for being with Brian was irritating and not completely logical. I’m going to give a little bit of a spoiler (though it really isn’t because we learn about it within the first few chapters), to read it highlight over this text–I can understand why she wanted to raise her daughter in the same house as the father because she believes it will be a more stable homelife for her daughter; BUT willingly putting yourself into an abusive situation that you KNOW is abusive and fully knowing that the father of your child doesn’t give a shit about the child is just awful and completely stupid.It defeats the entire purpose of staying with the jackass in the first place! –I get that Molly has some emotional issues based on her past, but she seemed to fully recognize the situation for what it truly is yet makes the wrong decision. I just felt like all the characters in the book were all on the same path but would just skip the last step and overshoot the conclusion.
As for Logan: he was just alright. I don’t enjoy love at first sight stories and this is the case here. I can appreciate what their relationship does for each of them, I just wish it wasn’t such an insta-connection at the start. Though to be fair, they do get to know each other so the love at first sight bit doesn’t bother me as much as other books that have it. My last comment on Logan is that I couldn’t keep a straight face when he would call Molly “Cookie” — gag 😛 I can appreciate the sentiment, it was just a tad overdone at times.
It didn’t help that when I started the book I thought it was going in a different direction (curse you vague book synopsises!) so I really didn’t know what to expect. The synopsis is true: it isn’t a story about a naïve virgin; but it started in a place that even I wasn’t expecting. Regardless, the book felt slow despite the dramatics and I just kept waiting for something to happen. I was going to enact the 50 Page Rule where if I wasn’t interested in the book after 50 pages, I was going to drop it. Unfortunately, I really wanted to learn the “big bad secret” just to see if it was something petty or something serious and interesting. So I begrudgingly kept reading. I’m not overly upset that I did (it was an interesting secret) but I’ve read better.
I won’t be reading the next book in the series unless the synopsis promises to be an interesting and captivating read (which based on this book seems unlikely). I got this book for free on Amazon so it wasn’t a huge waste of money or time. I’ve read better that were free but I’ve read worse. If you like overdramatic books with nauseatingly sick love stories, you will like this one!
Synopsis for Reflect Me (from Goodreads):
If you’re looking for a story about a sweet, innocent virgin who rides off into the sunset with a reformed bad boy, then you’re looking in the wrong place.
Some people don’t get a happily ever after. Molly Scott is one of those people, and she knows it. With the kind of past that she has, and the secrets that she holds, she knows that even if she found Prince Charming, he wouldn’t want her. She refuses to dwell on her less than ideal situation though. This is her life, no point in complaining.
Logan Wade had his life planned out, until all his dreams came crashing down around him. Now, he’s come back to the town he swore he would never see again to start fresh. He has no plans to ever settle down again, that’s how he ended up back here in the first place.
When Molly and Logan meet, they are forced to rethink the lives they thought they knew and the futures they were so sure they wanted. Suddenly, Molly wonders if there is a better life outside of the hell she has built for herself, and Logan begins to rethink his resistance towards settling down again.
They say love conquers all, but Molly and Logan are about to find out that sometimes love just isn’t enough