Published March 13th 2018 by Loveswept
Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary
Ebook 254 Pages
My name is Salvador Rosas. Back in the barrio, my past is written on the walls: ESHB. Short for East Side Hollenbeck, my father’s gang—my gang. Hell, it’s a family tradition, one that sent both my brothers away. They used to call me “Ghost” because I haunted people’s dreams. Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career. An ex-con making craft beer? No mames.
Still, people in this neighborhood look out for one another. That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant. Chiquita pero picosa. She’s little, but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous. I remember Vanessa from the old days, the straight-A student with big plans. Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof. Now Vanessa knows better than to believe in empty promises. There’s fire in her . . . and if I touch her, I might get burned.
I’m trying everything I can to go straight. But when East Side Hollenbeck comes calling, I might have to risk it all to find out if there’s a future for Vanessa and me. Because she’s the only one who can quench my thirst for something real.
You guys.. this really bums me out. 3 not so great books in one month and one of those is a DNF. I don’t know if I’m just reading too many books that are similar, too many romance novels, or maybe I’m just not in the mood for sexy steamy romances, but 3 books… That’s a lot for me. I’m usually pretty good at choosing books I know I’ll enjoy. Even if I don’t end up LOVING them, I still have fun and enjoy the stories.. but the last three books I read was just so Blahhhhh . Anyway, sorry for that little rant… Let’s get into my review.
Too Dull and Dry for My Taste
Thirsty by Mia Hopkins left me feeling bored and unsated. I had such high hopes for this book. The premise sounded really amazing, but the storyline just did not hold my interest.
The blurb for this book seemed very promising, but the story dragged and there were too many descriptions of this and that. Sal’s POV wasn’t horrible– he had some genuinely affecting moments sprinkled throughout the book, but sadly, his voice did nothing for me and was just too dry for my taste. The writing was okay-ish and easy to read, but didn’t pull any emotion out of me. I honestly couldn’t connect with the story or the characters… I really wanted to though. The romance was subpar and I didn’t swoon or root for Sal and Vanessa. I hate to admit this, but in the end, the plot was too tedious and dull for me.
I really DO NOT LIKE TO DNF books, and I almost did that on two other books before this, but for some reason, I didn’t. Maybe reading two forgettable stories and then this… made me reach my limit…I don’t know… but mannnn, I just didn’t feel any sparks. I had to DNF and just let this go.
The book’s premise immediately intrigued me, but as I found out, the storyline was lackluster and too bland for me. Thirsty could have been really amazing though, it just wasn’t executed that well for me. That being said, I unfortunately will not be continuing with the series.
If you happen to pick up this book, I hope you have a better reading experience than me. It really did have potential… so sad that it just didn’t meet my expectations.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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