Review - Falsies by Olive East

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Book Details

(The Makeup Series #1) 
Author: Olive East 
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2017

About the Book

When Brooks walks into my life, I can’t keep from wanting him. He’s perfection—a sexy veterinary student who knows how to cook and always cheers me up when I’m down. But I don’t deserve a man like him. There’s a darkness in me that no one could ever love, and I know he’ll abandon me, just like everyone I’ve ever cared about. Just like my father. I wouldn’t be able to stand that hurt, so I push him away. Then my ex comes back. He betrayed me before, but now he says he wants to make me feel whole again. I know it isn’t right, and I shouldn’t let him into my life. But all I want is to recapture the happiness I once had. But sometimes those who want to fix things leave you more broken, and some friends turn out to be false. How can you tell true love from a lie?

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My Review

Ratings: 3.5 stars

To be honest, I had high hopes for this title after reading the blurb and the good reviews/ratings on Goodreads, plus I can't resist a book with damaged heroines so this seemed like a promising read!

Unfortunately, while it was an okay-I-sort-of-enjoyed-it kind of read, it did not live up to my expectations. In fact, the starting was relatively slow and I almost DNF-ed it, but I'm glad that the story picked up after the first few chapters, although the ending fell a little short too. 

I like the writing and the idea of the story but I was having a tough time relating to Ollie. It pains me to see how she hangs around toxic people who takes her for granted and also for being handed a crappy hand at life, but it's the way she handled herself that doesn't sit well with me. On the other hand, I completely adore Brooks for his character and he is one of the main reason why I was driven to finish the book.

Overall, it was a good read, but I was slightly let down that it wasn't as I expected. Nevertheless, I will be looking forward to more of Olive East's future works!

I was generously provided an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity!

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