Thursday, September 3, 2015
Review: Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
Summary from Goodreads:
Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy.
Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?
Will knows he can’t keep seeing both of them, but besides his new job in a diner, being with Brandy and Angus are the best parts of his whole messed-up life. His divorced parents just complicate everything. His father, after many half-baked business ventures and endless house renovations, has started drinking again. And his mom is no help—unless loading him up with a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need plus sticking him with his twin half-sisters counts as parenting. He’s been bouncing between both of them for years, and neither one feels like home.
Deciding who to love, who to choose, where to live. Whichever way Will goes, someone will get hurt. Himself, probably the most.
I had a hard time finishing this book, mainly because of the adult content. It overtakes the entire books and takes away from the heartfelt parts of the novel.
I really wanted to like the characters, but some of the choices that the main character Will makes made me not care for him (not a fan of liars or cheaters).
And my biggest problem was the ending, it did not clear up the story-lines, and it was not a great ending.
I recommend checking this if you can handle too many sex scenes and little payoff at the end.
Three Stars Out of Five.