Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Over It (The Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington

Rating 2/5 stars
Publication Date: November 18th 2013


Warning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.

Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.

But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She's minted, and she knows just what she's going to blow it on.

Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America's favorite front man.

Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker, but the less said about her the better.

The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy's way? Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?

Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?


I strongly disliked this book. Poppy was too damn selfish and self absorbed for me. And what kind of ending was that? I could call it cliffy. I liked them together (I am not going to say who) and they had to break up! I would have liked to know how Poppy and Nikki started being friends again and what happened to some characters that were absent.

Again there was over the top drama with Poppy becoming worse and worse by every sec. I had started to worry that she would cheat Ty. Things got out of control. In the story you will find a stalker, cat fights, lots of facades, a bad break up, another break up, some weird parents and a different Ty.

Do you know what I realized? That Poppy might be in a relationship with Ty but I didn't get to see them together much. And when they were together they were fighting. I can not only fault Poppy for that but most of the times she was the reason they were fighting. Maybe if she was more focused on explaing her thoughts and trying to make Ty understand than forcing it to him things would have gone differently.

Overall I am not able to say that it was a pleasant experience reading the book and that I liked the characters. I could have found a better book to spend my Sunday afternoon and if Poppy doesn't realize some things I predict that the next book won't be a good read for me either.