Review of Too Good to Be True

Review of Too Good to Be True

Too Good To Be True is a romance novel by Kristan Higgins. Buckle up because this review is going to be rough. I don’t live to give bad book reviews because I really don’t want to be mean, but I just can’t not tell you the truth. I mean, isn’t the whole point of a book review so that you know if it’s a good book or not?

  • Title: Too Good To Be True
  • Raina Rating: 5 out of 10
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Author: Kristan Higgins

I can’t believe the high ratings this book got from others. I’m sorry but I just don’t get it. It was confusing and jumped around so much with filler that by the time she got to the main point, I was half asleep.


Let me give you a line from this book …

No. These were blue-collar arms. Iron -worker arms. Man-who-can-fix-car arms. An image of Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential flashed to mind. Remember when he’s sitting in the backseat at the very end of the movie, and his jaw is wired shut and he can’t talk? I found that very horny …

“I found that very horny” … What the heck does that even mean? Does she mean she found it very sexy or it made her horny? Heck, if I know because there were a lot of little tiny mistakes like that throughout the whole book.

And before you ask, no, this was not a self-published book. This is a Harlequin romance, so there is no excuse for this lazy ass editing.

People say that Kristan Higgins is a genius. If that’s the case, it must be based on her other work because this book sure didn’t leave me with that impression.

Honestly, my overall thought about this book was … ‘And I paid $6 for this e-book? And then I wondered how in the world so many other people gave it five stars on Amazon. Did we even read the same book?

At least one guy at Amazon agreed with me. “Unfortunately, she’s also got a penchant for thirty-something women who seem to have stopped growing emotionally somewhere around 12 years of age. They tantrum, bitch, make up fake boyfriends, again and again, cling with stalker-like tenacity to guys that barely give them the time of day, assuage every ill with hagen-daaz and a cuddle with a cute pooch, and hooo-boy, do they ever cry.”



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I give TOO GOOD TOO BE TRUE a BORROW  IT.  I thought about going with a skip it, but it wasn’t quite bad enough or that, so I will say it borders between borrow or skip it. My only real advice is not to waste your money buying it.

Perhaps if the publisher would have polished the final version of the book more before release, which is, of course, their job, then I would have changed my opinion, but as of now, I have lost all respect for Harlequin. No wonder more and more people self-publish anymore. I mean, what a publisher is for anyway, obviously not to help edit.

Review of Too Good to Be True


How far would you go to get over a guy?

When Grace Emerson’s ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she’s seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this, Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O’Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O’Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?


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Raina Rivers
I'm the dedicated romance book reviewer here because who doesn't love a good love story? My reviews may not always be nice, but they are honest. Lately, I've also been reviewing some shows from Netflix and Amazon Prime, and well, who knows what else I may find to review for you.

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