Review: Can I Come Over? by Whitney G

Posted June 29, 2020 by Stephanie in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Title: Can I Come Over?
Author: Whitney G

Publication: June 4th 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 2/5
It all started with a sex scene…

Well, I was failing to write a sex scene.

As an author of over fifty smut books, I was struggling to do what I did best. So, for fun, I asked one of my best online friends for some help.

I really shouldn’t have done that…

He wrote the scene far better than I ever could, and seven months of platonic, yet-flirty friendship were wiped away in ten minutes.

He asked to meet me in person…

We’d previously agreed to keep things digital, to remain faceless friends—since he was forty-two, and I was twenty-six, but neither of us could resist.

When I saw him at the airport, I was instantly attracted to him.

But I knew, right then and there, that we could never be.

It turns out that the man I’d been talking to for the past several months was the last person I expected.

The last person I should ever think about…

He’s my dad’s best friend.
This book had sooo much promise. I’m actually really sad that it didn’t quite work out for me because this author came highly recommended to me. The start of the story was good enough and I liked it but it went downhill very fast after that. I feel like I shouldn’t have chosen this one as my first Whitney G book because I heard her other ones are amazing. Hopefully this was just a fluke and people are right about her.

I loved the smut (of course) but everthing else, including the characters were quite awful. It had a good premise where two online friends who’ve been talking for over seven months finally meet and then it turns out it’s the female main character’s dad’s best friend. I love tropes like this a lot. I’ve read and loved them in the past in other books so it made me extra sad that I didn’t like the story in this one. It was one of those good premise but bad execution.

I’m aware that 120 pages this is a pretty short book but I felt like the plot wasn’t worked out at all and that everything moved too fast. Christina and Dane just weren’t believable as characters and definitely not when they got together. The writing was okay at some parts but at other parts it was kind of mediocre to say the least. And then there were Christina’s parents. Probably the thing that put me off the most. They were awful and brought absolutely nothing extra to the story, especially her mother. I was cringing everytime she was in it.

I know that not every book can be a winner but I really had expected more of this one. I still want to try the author’s other books though. I don’t believe in quitting on an author if there’s one book I disliked so I can always use recommendations if you have it. 

About the author:
Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.

Whenever she’s not penning a novel, you can find her playing Taylor Swift & Ariana Grande songs on repeat, drinking endless cups of hot coffee, or traveling the world in search of her next story idea.

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3 responses to “Review: Can I Come Over? by Whitney G

  1. verushka

    Oh wow, after that blurb I kind really hoped this was a good read. I’m sorry it didn’t work out!

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