Review: Love Divide by Cary Hart (Battlefield of Love #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Love Divide is the second book in the Battlefield of Love series written by Cary Hart, and it features teacher and bartender Niki Sanders--best friend to Aubrey Harris from the series starter, Love War--and her other closest friend, club manager Gavin Shaw. The closeness between them being more than platonic was hinted at in the first book, and in book two, the depth of that friendship is delved into a bit more deeply. As close as Niki is to Aubrey, Gavin just happens to get her in a way no one else seems to be able to. As curious as she is to explore their relationship, Aubrey fears that it may mean sacrificing that comfortable kinship she shares with Gavin. When she's offered a summer-long job involving being a personal assistant to a seemingly eccentric wealthy man named Aiden Alexander, saying "no" to fifty thousand dollars would have been crazy, but then her life begins to get even crazier.

Sigh. Where do I begin with Love Divide? I skimmed through the reviews already posted on Goodreads, and it looks like I'm a one-person minority at the moment. I'm sorry but I wasn't a fan of this book. I went into this thinking it was going to be about Niki and Gavin becoming more than friends, especially given the fact that the dual POVs were from them, but nope. This was a kinda-sorta-maybe love...something. I wouldn't call it a triangle because jeez, there were more people involved than I even thought possible. The story has Niki spending more time with Aiden than with Gavin and we barely get to know Gavin at all because of that. Just like in book one, there's a major twist, but this was a twisted kind of twist, one that felt overly melodramatic with its villainy and plain ol' weirdness. I was left wishing Niki and Aiden ended up together and Gavin be with someone more deserving of him. Two stars. ♥

Date Read: 05 October 2017

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