May 24, 2022
So, I really wanted to read this book after I read the blurb. Super original idea for a plot about a professional hockey player going on a Survivor competition type reality show, only to be blindsided that his partner for the competition is his ex-girlfriend.
I can be a big fan of second chance romances, and like I said, this sounded like a super fun and interesting read.
And it was. I really did enjoy Exiled! I want to make that clear. I am glad I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I was hooked and definitely stayed involved in the story while reading it.
It was absolutely worth the read. Archer and Lauren getting put in forced proximity to compete in a reality show seem to show them they never really got over one another. The way Archer took care of Lauren and worried about her was super endearing. I also liked how it showed the comparisons of how the other ex-couples were not getting along at all versus how Archer and Lauren were getting along and reconnecting.
However… Here’s the but…
It just didn’t completely deliver all the way, I am afraid. There were a lot of inconsistencies that were easily noticeable. The story also felt a little rushed and just really didn’t have a good flow to it.
But overall, a really interesting concept and that turned into an enjoyable read.