Monday, August 28, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Oh Henry by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Series: Ohellno Series
Publication Date: August 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

My name is Henry Walton, and though I've been called many things throughout my life--tree trunk, moose, walrus--I am now six foot five, solid muscle, and the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment I've been waiting for: fame, women, and glory.

Just one problem: I'm suddenly in a bad slump. And it started the moment I got dumped by Elle, the nerdy goddess with thick glasses, a smokin' hot body, and a genius IQ.

So what gives? We only dated for a few weeks, and it's not like I've missed her. (Much.) Regardless, all the facts point to one conclusion. Elle is my lucky nerd-charm.

Call me superstitious, but I have to get her back before I lose everything. Even if she's the last girl I should want and she now hates my guts.

~Book Review~
2.5 Stars

Henry Walton, 22, is a college senior with dreams of the NFL. But his skills on the field have suffered since his fling with freshman nerd girl, Elle, fell apart. Henry and Elle, 19, were introduced in the first book, Smart Tass which dealt with Henry’s friend, Hunter, and Elle’s roommate, Tassie. It’s probably best to have read that book as this one both overlaps and jumps around in time.

Let me just say that all 2.5 stars (and then some) go to Henry. Though initially cocky and full of himself, his narration kept him cute rather than obnoxious. He had this humorous way of telling his side of the tale that made the story part romcom.

“‘I think my nuts are more like unripe kiwis. Firm, fuzzy, and not for eating. Licking is okay, though.’”

The ways Henry attempted to win Elle back were adorable if not outright swoonworthy at times. It was clear that he was a good guy at heart and one to root for.

Unfortunately, after a certain point, I was no longer rooting for him to be with Elle. Aside from her over-the-top nerdy characterization, she was a conceited, self-involved, selfish, immature brat. I lost count of all the times I felt bad for Henry. In certain places she was just outright mean to him. And while I felt sorry for her in regards to her family situation, it still did not excuse her behavior.

Then the story started to give me whiplash with all of the couple’s back and forth and Elle’s complete 180. Meanwhile, I lost more and more respect for Elle and liked her less and less with each passing page. Add in an immature misunderstanding and drama and the romantic comedy gave way to new adult angst.

Told via their dual first person POV, I’ll admit I did not see the big twist coming, nor did I foresee the cliffhanger. Yep, the story ends at 88% with a freaking cliffhanger! (That makes the statement "Stand Alone Story w/ Teaser for Next Book" in the book blurb incredibly misleading.)

It’s bad enough that Hunter and Tass’s ending in book one was abrupt, but Tass seems to spend all her time in this book coddling Elle’s pathetic ass. At this point, it's pretty clear that this series suffers from incomplete endings, the author either unable or unwilling to write a proper closure. I won’t be reading book 3 to get part two of Henry and Elle’s drama (as in Oh Hell No), but I’m still rooting for Hunter and Tassie to get the HEA novella they deserve.

~Also in the Series~

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 800,000 books since publishing her 1st title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one-million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance-closet and follow your dreams.

When not screaming at her works in progress, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and rat terriers, Mini & DJ Princess Snowflake, in Arizona.

She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.

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