I love books with crazy dares and secret societies. I really do! And from the moment I heard about After Hours, I was really intrigued and set my hopes high. Unfortunately, my hopes were too high, and I was sorely disappointed. For some reason, this book just didn’t work for me. I didn’t love the characters, the plot, or the pacing. It was just an ehhh book- nothing more, nothing less.
First of all, let me give you a brief warning about the romance- it was twisted and many lines were crossed. I am not going to tell you why or how, (due to spoilers), but believe me when I say that there were more than a couple of moments that made me stare in shock, and not for good reasons. Also, not only was the romance bizarre, it wasn’t enjoyable! I didn’t find myself shipping any of the characters- nor did I enjoy reading about any of the characters. I personally found them to all be annoying, obnoxious, or frustrating.
Also, After Hours was an extremely quick read. I’m not sure whether I should classify this as a good or bad thing, but it felt like every time I blinked, I was 20% further than I was the previous time. I was shocked that I finished it so quickly, but then again, I was happy because I didn’t want to waste any more of my precious reading time on the book.
Overall, this book was just meh, and I can’t decide if it’s worth 2.5 or 3 stars, so I guess that I’ll just round up to 3.