Avoiding Commitment (Avoiding #1) by K.A. Linde


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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Genre: Romance, Drama

I cannot believe I’ve missed out on this for such a long time. I was hesitant to start at first because let me tell you it’s full of cheating. And cheating is one thing I never really have any care for in a book. But still somehow, to my surprise, this book managed to pull it off considerably well. I mean I’m not for it at all, but despite that I was still able to somehow understand the characters reasons for doing such a thing.

So the main characters are Lexi and Jack. They both go way back, have a 6 year history of feelings and drama but never have they officially been a couple as something always seemed to be in the way. Now after a year or so of no contact with each other, Lexi receives a call from Jack out of the blue and he seems to be asking something from her that she doesn’t know if she can deliver. Her job basically is to convince his girlfriend, Bekah, that he’s ready for commitment. Lexi hesitantly agrees thinking she can somehow find the closure she needs from meeting him this time around, so she can finally move on. But it’s not that easy when both of them cannot keep their hands away from each other.

We are taken on a journey, from past to present, and whilst living in the present, we go back in time every  other chapter to how Lexi and Jack came to be in the position they are now. In one book, it’s a hell of a lot to take in but we do get the whole story, which is great because it evidently helps in understanding the story and characters better. I could sympathise with them strangely even though they do some things which are completely inexcusable. But it’s hard for them to see much else when they’re in each others company so it becomes understandable.

“You have always been what I want. I just made mistakes along the way. I told you that I would make it up to you, that I would show you what I could be for you, if you would only let me.”

This is just one of those kinds of stories that I love. Both the characters have history which is a winner for me. Throw in a bitch, and another hot guy, Ramsey, and tadaaa a book to love. It’s full of drama, emotions, everything and it was an amazing combination.

The chemistry is palpable. I think that’s one of the most important factors when it comes to rating a book. Lexi and Jack just cannot stay away, no matter how long it’s been or whatever happened in the past it’s clear that they belong. But Jack is a commitment phoeb and a bit of a d*ck if I’m being honest, not being able to see the good thing in front of him. Because it’s clear he still wants Lexi so why is he always in other relationships but never one with Lexi? I wanted to scream. If only Jack didn’t have all his issues and he didn’t just want Lexi on the side. He’s a complete mind fuck, one Lexi is better off without.

I was a bit wary of Ramsey to be honest, He didn’t really get to me as much as Jack did and I wanted him  and Bekah out of the picture because it didn’t feel like they belonged. It was just one of those situations Lexi had to figure out, hold on to Jack with what could have been, or give something new a try. I guess you find out in the end the path she takes!

This book is for those who love drama, angst, characters with a major fucked up history. There is much of lies and manipulation so be warned! But it’s still so great. It’s something I connected to and I know many people who have read this would also agree. It’s pretty long but it’s so worth it and there’s so much to discover. Happy reading!

“Jack: “..You were the on­ly one I saw when I closed my eyes”
Lexi: “Then why wasn’t I enough when they were open?”

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