on Dec. 11, 2016 :
*I voluntarily read this book*
The Way He Looks At Me is a story about young love. Annie is the main character in the book. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jesse, she moves to California with her family. As her mom begins a music career, Annie finds herself adjusting to life in California. She begins hanging out with Dathan, a family friend. It’s through Dathan, that Annie meets musicians Colt and Hayden. The two rockstars fall quickly for Annie, who soon finds herself trying to choose which guy has her heart.
The premise of the story is good, I thought the author had a good storyline. My main problem with the story is the pacing. I felt like everything moved too quickly. For instance, just a few days with moving to California, she automatically meets, then falls in love with both Colt and Hayden. To me that was a bit too fast. I would’ve liked some scenes with Annie adjusting to her new home before the romance part began.
Also, I felt that by slowing down the pacing it would’ve helped to develop Annie’s relationships with the guys. At times, the relationships felt unnatural and forced. So I would’ve preferred if it slowly progressed instead of rushing too quickly.
Aside from that, I believe the story was good and has potential. I would like to see more of what the author has to offer.
(reviewed 53 days after purchase)