I really wanted to enjoy this one, but I found myself extremely bored while listening to the audiobook. I know I would have never made it through the book if it wasn’t for me deciding to listen to the audiobook instead of purchasing the book.
This really had no real depth to me. There were so many characters and I felt it was hard to really get invested in any of them because they had no depth. This book was just about siblings who grew up rich with family issues. This book was so soap opera-ish. I would have rather been bored watching this on TV than reading it in book form. The back and forth timeline between Mick and June, didn’t work for me. I don’t know, maybe I’m being slightly harsh, I don’t know.
There was really nothing more from the story that I got from it. This is my first read by TJR and it wasn’t a good one. I’ve heard so many good things about her other books, so I’m not going to give up on her books just yet. I just wanted more for this book.
I’m not going to say that I wouldn’t recommend this book, because so many people actually loved this book. This book just personally wasn’t for me and that’s ok.
My Rating (2.5 rounded down):
Have you read Malibu Rising or any other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid? What are your thoughts?
*Disclosure: This post includes Amazon Affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission at no cost to the viewer for advertising items that are available on the Amazon website.