Review: Resentment by Nicole London♥

Sunday, November 1, 2015


The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be . . .)
It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.
I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.
Because it was . . . until it wasn't.
I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite. 
And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on. 
Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.

My Review
Nicole London is a new author for me. I first heard about Resentment while reading the back of another book, so I am very, very glad I came across it. I found the synopsis intriguing and felt like I just had to read it in order to see what happened between the characters to cause such strong feelings of hatred and resentment. I read this novel in less than four hours. Quite literally lost myself within the pages of Dean & Mia's story.
""I've never had to work so hard just to get a basic hello."
-Dean Collins
Dean was cocky and the entire high school knew and loved him. He was admired by everyone as the schools quarterback but he was also incredibly smart. He knew his stuff and he was so much more than just the quarterback. It took some time for Mia to let him in. She was so strong and sassy and she always had a smart ass response to everything he said. I loved how artistic she was and how she was determined to not give up her art. I only wish I could have seen her art pieces.
"Yes. Yes, I still love you... regardless of all these years"
-Dean Collins
The story itself was captivating and so very well written. The pace was steady- it never drew out until it became boring and it never rushed until it felt forced. It was steady and it was wonderful to read. The only thing I wished for would have been more from Dean's POV but as I read on the the rest of the novel, I realized why everything was written the way it was and why it had to stay that way.
Although the characters both did wrong, I understood them both on different levels. After all, most of this book takes place while they were in high school. I think we can all think back on high school and remember how often we overreacted to things that could have easily been fixed with a sincere, long talk. However, everything came together very nicely and it all made perfect sense. I will definitely be looking forward to more books from this author.

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