Sunday, 4 May 2014

Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2) by J.K. Rock

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and Netgalley.
Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Alex has big plans for camp this year, starting with making it the best summer ever. Having fun and breaking some rules will get her the payback she wants against her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Because of his disgusting texts, she's headed to a super strict all-girls school in the fall. Then she meets Javier and revenge doesn't seem nearly as important as getting to know the troubled loner determined to keep a low profile at camp. But Alex's trouble-magnet personality and Javier's need to stay in the background don't mix nearly as well as their irresistible chemistry. With her home life eroding under her feet and her last year of summer camp speeding to a close, Alex wants to make her mark on the world and squeeze every bit of fun out of her time with Javier. Too bad her old plans for revenge turn back on her just in time to ruin everything. Will she lose Javier too?

Camp Payback by J.K. Rock

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Alex is out for revenge after her ex-boyfriend sent her a text message that her parent’s deemed inappropriate, which got her enrolled at an all-girls boarding school.
Javier is a kid whose mother is in prison, and he needs to be extra good if he’s to be allowed to live with her when she’s released.
How much trouble can Alex and Javier get into though, when they know they’re not allowed to be together?

This was an okay story, but it did have issues.

Alex was an okay character, and I got why she was so annoyed by her parents and the way they treated her, and it seemed pretty unfair the way they never listened to what she wanted.
Javier was also an okay character, although his chat up lines needed some serious work; telling a girl that she reminds you of your mother (who to top it off is in prison) is not much of a compliment.
I have to say that I am still miffed that the rest of this series is not about Lauren though. I really didn’t like how her story ended, but it seems like that really was the end unfortunately.

The storyline in this was okay, but it was a bit cliché still. I wasn’t impressed how one moment Javier was all about his mother, and in the next completely forgot about her just to kiss a girl, and I wasn’t impressed about the way he’d kiss her, then push her away again – talk about mixed signals.
The romance was the main storyline I suppose, with the added storyline of Alex’s parent’s imminent TV show. I didn’t really find the TV show stuff all that interesting though, as it just seemed a little unlikely. For me the story dragged in places as well. The kisses between Alex and Javier were alright, and probably the best part of the book for me, but the rest of the story didn’t really keep me interested.
The ending was okay, but everything turned out just a little too perfect for me. I also didn’t really get why Alex would want to start a blog and follow in her parent’s footsteps, when she had hated it so much all her life!
Overall; an okay story, but not a favourite.
6.25 out of 10.

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