Book Review: What If by Bayli Lane

My Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Genre(s): New Adult; Romance

Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] For some people falling in love was a happy, glowing experience. For Briar Kelly and Arrow Donovan it was more like getting hit by a freight train. Caring for one another was never an easy feat. They constantly fought to hold their feelings inside, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship. Then, Arrow left for the Marines, and everything changed. Briar was shattered. Arrow was hurt. While Briar told herself she’d never let another man affect her in such a way, Arrow still remained in the forefront of her mind. For Arrow, his memories of Briar kept him alive in both of his near death experiences. When Arrow’s demons threatened to drag him under, Briar was there, pulling him from the darkness. “What ifs” keep piling up while resentment and redemption battles continue; will Briar and Arrow be able to find their happily ever after, or will this be one war that Arrow can’t win?


  • It finally ended
  • It was free so I didn’t waste my money


  • It was extremely predictable
  • It was poorly written
  • What the hell kind of name is Arrow
  • I stayed up until 4am reading this and I’ll never get that night of sleep back
  • Arrow was annoying and moody
  • Briar was stupid
  • The plot was so boring

My Thoughts: This book was just godawful. The plot, the characters, the writing. There are professional editors for a reason, and this author should have hired one. I would not recommend this book to anyone, unless they like mindless military-drama, woe-is-me, wah-wah-wah books.

Bayli Lane

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