Review: September by Audrey Carlan

September 9, 2016 Contemporary, Coyer, Review, Romance 14

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SeptemberSeptember (Calendar Girl #9)
by Audrey Carlan

Rating: 3 stars

Blurb:
Vegas, Viscous Exes, and Ventilators.

My life felt like a fast ride on a too short highway. Coming home should be roses and rainbows, but nothing that comes out of the desert blooms free. I was most certainly not free. I’d missed my payment to Blaine, owed the last client a hundred grand I didn’t have, and my father was on his deathbed. To make matters worse, Wes was missing in action. As in, no one had seen or heard from him in three weeks. Devastation didn’t begin to explain where my mental state was at.

Like anything life had thrown my way, I pulled on my big girl panties, not the sexy lacy ones I enjoyed teasing my guy with, but the kind that said, “This ass means business.”

I had no choice but to make the decision I made.

My ex, the man that ruined the concept of love for me, put my father in the hospital, was about to get everything he ever wanted…at least that’s what I led him to believe.
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In the ninth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia rushes back home to Las Vegas, Nevada. Things have taken a turn for her father, putting her into debt up to her eyeballs.

Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.

My Review:
September continued to shake things up for Mia and I think this might’ve been one of her most difficult months so far. It’s like everything bad happened at the same time and I personally thought it was a bit much. This book is filled with drama. And there’s this plot twist that I didn’t like at all, it felt unrealistic and like it was added there to make things even more difficult and then the decision Mia had to make. There was a disgusting scene that I skimmed, because it felt so wrong. And that creep she owns money to makes an appearance in this book and I really dislikes him and the scenes involving him. Overall this was one of my least favorite months, but it did got better towards the end.

Really everything that could go wrong seems to go wrong in this book, lots of things at the same time and even so it felt some parts dragged on a bit. The plot twists with the money and Wes just seemed a bit too much and I rather have the focus being only on her dad. But there are also good things that come from this month. I liked how Mia had a talk with Matt and we see Mia her sister Madison a bit more in this one. And Max made this book a lot better too. Max is awesome, how he is there for Mia and Madison and supports them. I really was impressed with how he handled things and made sure they took care of themselves and he is there for them, helping them get through this. I really liked that part.

Just like every month so far, this month is another part of Mia her journey and I hope for that after this month things get smoother again for her. I did think what happened in this book made Mia realize how much she really cared for Wes and I think she needed that, but I still didn’t fully like the twist surrounding Wes. It just felt off to me and didn’t quite work for me. Still this month felt like an important month in her journey, but it just didn’t fully work for me. And I understood Mia wanted to do everything herself, but I also think she should learn to accept the help offered sometimes.

To summarize: I didn’t enjoy this month as much as the previous months. Mostly because of a plot twist that felt very unrealistic to me and didn’t quite work for me. There is a lot of drama and bad things that happen in this book and it just felt a bit too much. There were some good moments as well, like Mia her talk with Matt and I really like max. He really showed his personality in this book and how he was there for Mia and Madison and it was awesome. So overall I have a bit of mixed feelings about this episode, it had some good parts and some not so good parts.

3-star

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14 Responses to “Review: September by Audrey Carlan”

    • Lola

      There was a bit too much drama in this one for my taste, I hope the next book is better again. And same here, long series are difficult to keep up with.

    • Lola

      Yes I do think the next book will be better again, there were just a few things here that didn’t quite work for me, but most of those got resolved by the end. So I hope the next one is better again.

  1. Berls

    I think I liked this one a little more than you, but would have to agree that there were some major moments that were just too much. I love Max though, so he’s a great touch to this book. And the time with her sister. Her ex/loan shark is an ass – I think I liked that but more than you… I like having someone to hate lol!
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    • Lola

      It does sound like you enjoyed this one a bit more than I did. It sure was a bit much at times. And Max was great in this book and seeing the sisters together.

    • Lola

      I usually like long series as well, although I usually prefer it if the series isn’t too long yet when I start reading. 25 books, that sure is a long series.
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    • Lola

      No she’s an escort not a prostitute. She doesn’t has to sleep with the men unless she wants to. She gets hired for all sorts of job, she’s been in a music video, ads for beachwear, art etc. It’s mostly rich people who hire her for arm candy or for a job they want her for. She does has sex with a few of her clients, but not all of them. I wasn’t sure if I would like the set-up at first, but it’s done well. She’s in a new city in each book meeting new people.
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    • Lola

      Yes I felt like they pushed things a bit too far into unrealistic for me in this book, it was hard to deal with. But I hope the next one is better again.

    • Lola

      Yes exactly it felt contrived instead of natural and that detracted from my enjoyment. It still had some good parts and it was fun to see her back home for a chance. I hope the next one had a better balance again.

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