Monday, September 5, 2016
Review: After Hours by Claire Kennedy
Summary from Goodreads:
Isa, Xavi, Peter, and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Cafe isn't just about waiting tables. It's about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and, most of all, it's about Tips.
Tips--the high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember.
Isa is the new girl with an embarrassing secret, and as long as she stays on top of her game, she sees no reason why anyone could ever find out.
Xavi will do anything for the money...absolutely anything.
Peter, Xavi's stepbrother, has been in love with her for years, and he thinks the game is the perfect time to confess his feelings.
Finn is in the game just for the thrill. He has enough tips coming in to keep him happy...even if those tips come with some conditions.
From seduction to stealing to threats, the dares are a complete free-for-all, and only the best can win.
The sophisticated Waterside Cafe is anything but classy behind the scenes...and things are about to get dirty.
Yet another ARC that has been gathering dust on my kindle. It was easy and interesting debut read that came out last year.
I enjoyed the first half of the novel, where we meet the various characters and how they interacted. The plot itself was okay, the dares were interesting but I felt that it could have been expanded even more.
I liked the writing style and the depth put into the characters and it was the main reason I kept reading.
My favorite characters were Peter and Xavi, the two better ones that made the least stupid decisions/actions of the bunch.
I was not a huge fan of the multiple POVS, in a book this short it kind of took away from the main plot and I got some of the voices confused at times.
I recommend checking this out if you want a quick read with interesting characters.
3.5 Stars Out of 5