Hey lovely readers!
Today I’ve got a book review of The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by KIrsty Moseley. Before I get started I just want to say that this book contains triggers for rape and sexual abuse. Okay let’s get to it.
“Liam James, boy next door and total douchebag, is my brother’s best friend. I can’t stand him. Well, that’s not strictly true, at night I see a side of him that no one else does. Every night Liam becomes my safe haven, my protector, the one to chase the demons of my abusive childhood away and hold all the broken pieces of me together.
He’s cocky, he’s arrogant, and he’s also some sort of playboy in training. With his ‘hit it and quit it’ mentality, he’s the last person you’d want to fall in love with. I only wish someone had told my heart that…”
Guys I can’t even deal with this book. Like I considering DNFing it. I actually gave it 2 stars on Goodreads. I am a positive person. I almost never write negative reviews, but this book was just a mess. It started out good, like I could see the story going well. But the further you get into the story the worse it got. So Amber suffered abuse at the hands of her father and because of this she suffers from terrible nightmares. Liam has always been there to chase the nightmares away. Adorable? Yes. They start a relationship. Fine. But here’s where I just got annoyed.
Amber isn’t ready for sex. She lets Liam know that it may be awhile before she’s ready and of course he’s supportive. A week later, boom she’s ready. And then she gets pregnant, which I thought made for an interesting addition to the story. But then whoops she loses the baby like within a few pages. Basically what annoyed me about this book was that everything was too easy. Problems? Fixed in a few pages. Liam was too perfect, I just couldn’t. And then the absolute worst thing for me was the treatment of the topics of attempted rape and abuse within the story. First, the book contained no trigger warning. I’m sorry, but books need these warnings, they are NOT a joke. Second, the person who attempted the rape is just brushed off. And that is not okay. Lastly, the ending was just way too annoyingly predictable.
I think this story could have been so powerful. I just don’t think it ever really got there. I applaud the author for attempting to broach such harsh topics. But I also felt the perspective of the main character was too young for me to take the dialogue seriously. Don’t get me wrong, you guys know I love any and all romance books. I love insta-love and all the swoony stuff that comes with romance. But there were just too many issues for me to really enjoy the book 😦
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads