Book Review: The Debt by Tyler King

27416069The Debt
by Tyler King

Summary from Goodreads:

Hadley saved my life . . . and I ruined hers

Hadley’s my best friend. We share a house, our friends, a life. She knows all my secrets . . . except one. My desperate need for her is inked on my body, it’s the best I can do. But Hadley needs to hear the words . . .

Growing up as foster kids, Hadley made me feel whole-sane. And what did I do? I destroyed our chance to be together. I ran out on Hadley when I should have stayed, and something broke between us. Now I’ll do anything to fix it.

I’ll never leave her again. I won’t ever let her feel afraid again. But the more I try to protect her from my pain, the more I just make things worse. I’m terrified that if I tell her everything, she’ll never forgive me. I’m even more terrified that it may be too late to make her mine. I have to try to give her what she needs . . . it’s a debt I’m determined to repay.

TSR My Review

The first thing I noticed about this book was that the blurb didn’t exactly match what I was reading.  Maybe I misinterpreted it, but I felt somewhat lost because of it.  Nonetheless, it was enjoyable and it looked like it had all the makings of a good book.

Hadley and Josh’s relationship was complicated and as other reviewers have pointed out, they were both pretty messed up.  I am okay with flawed characters -in fact, I find them more likable than “normal” people!  But unfortunately, somewhere between the middle and 75% through, I sort of lost interest in their relationship and fell into a bit of a slump.  The plot slowed down and I was eager to get a little more action.  Then when the action did come, it seemed forced and not what I was hoping for.

The Debt was a pretty decent read and other readers may really like it, but in my opinion, it  didn’t live up to its potential.  New adult is my go-to genre so I generally have high expectations when it comes to NA and I was hoping for a more unforgettable read.  Instead, it was average-good for me.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

3 out of 5 stars

3 stars