Cliché? Yun yung good girl meets her prince charming, they both fall in love, the antagonist comes along, here comes the up rise, problem solved then insert the happy ending with matching confetti and balloons. Kung hindi happy ang ending? Then wait for the epilogue. Kaumay! Yung mabait laging bida, yung nagpapaawa ang laging pinapanigan at si good girl at prince charming lagi ang nagkakatuluyan. Pero paano kung maging bida ang isang kontrabida?
Maxwell is mean but she’s willing to be extra mean just to get the guy of her dreams. It had always been Grant for her since she was seven. No matter how many times she cry, no matter how many times she get hurt, and no matter how many times she get beaten down because of Grant-she’ll never get tired of loving him. She’ll chase him till the ends of the earth. And if someone gets in her way? Simple, she”ll have them taste her hell. Or they could taste Rush’s, Grant’s cousin, who’s also willing to do every mean things for her.
Mean for You on Wattpad.
Mean for You sure does live up to its title.
This is the first story that I’ve read written by kissmyredlips and I know it won’t be the last one. As we speak, I’m already itching to read the 2nd book, Mean to Be, and her other stories because they seem to be all interesting. They also got some gorgeous and attention-grabbing covers in Wattpad. Even her self-published books are lovely.
Honestly, it took me quite some time to get into Mean for You’s story and the characters. They weren’t exactly the type whom you’ll easily like and root for and my mind was just in constant query as to what could possibly be their redeeming qualities. It’s also a unique reading experience because the story is told from the point of view of a character who’s both the protagonist and antagonist. But you know what as the chapters went by, I found Anya’s writing just getting to me and little by little feeling for Maxwell, Grant and Rush. But mostly Rush. Anya did well in making me hate, like and pity their characters.
“Love has no steps to follow, procedures to take, and instructions to abide — you just…fall.”
Maxwell is the word, mean, personified. What you’ve read in the synopsis saying “is mean but she’s willing to be extra mean just to get the guy of her dreams”, yeah that’s true. She does unthinkable and evil things towards people who go against her whims. Or whenever she just feels like inflicting pain to somebody. There were times that I kind of understand where she’s coming from but most of the times, she’s just a bitch. Maxwell gains pleasure from another person’s sufferings. She’s manipulative and collects people who are useful to her for the time being. She’s as self-centered as one person could get. Just imagine reading the flow of her thoughts that would always lead back to her gratifying herself, wow that is so rich. If not thinking about herself, she’s off to plot something bad or thinking about Grant. And Rush, if she needs him. Basically, her world revolves around herself and these boys. I was highly annoyed by that but I’m glad towards the end of this book she was able to realize this particular thing that I’m worried and dislike about her character.