Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published on: February 4, 2014
Rating: 3.5 STARS
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I love all Kristen Ashley’s books. Been a huge fan of her works for two years and read lots of her books. I couldn’t help but compare this one with the previous ones while reading. All of Kristen Ashley’s books are full of action, alpha-males and sweet, engaging, romantic moments that I LOVE. I was searching that special moment that would excite me and fly me to the moon. You know those special moments that keep you turning the pages. The excitement! Those special moments that make me addicted and keep reading without skipping. Unfortunately, I didn’t get that. Something was missing. I found myself struggling to finish this book.
Don’t get me wrong. This is still a good book. There are some parts that I loved. I loved Deck. He’s an alpha man. I loved his patient. He was perfect. But I found Emme a bit boring.
Let me explain what was missing for me:
– I have an issue with “we’ve known each other since years ago but nothing happened and now I (the male character) find myself fall in love with her and want to be with her forever” kind of story. What had happened during those years? Why hadn’t he made a move before?
“Your girl?” I asked, my voice coming out in a near on squeak.“Yeah,” he answered, his voice deep, low and firm. “This is, well…kinda weird.” Understatement! “And fast.” Extreme understatement!“Met you twelve years ago and we’re just gettin’ here. I don’t call that fast. I call that a waste of fuckin’ time I’m about to rectify.”
- Emme dumped her best friend (Elsbeth) because she broke up with Jacob, which was her best friend. That doesn’t make sense to me. And adding to that weirdness is she left and never came back until now, which was years later. Was it a big deal considering they had been her best friends for years? I wouldn’t have done that.
- Emme dumped his boyfriend because he gave her an expensive ring and then she started a relationship with Jacob. I view this scene as the way to shift the focus to Emme and Jacob’s relationship. It was good but seemed too rushed. Something was missing that made me hard to believe and connect with them.
- There were several elements that I thought would lead to some bigger revelations or actions but didn’t happen or happened but not excited me at all. All seemed predictable, plain and flat.
- There were minor action parts in this book compared with Kristen Ashley’s previous book that I’ve read. I didn’t mind as long as the emotional connection between the leading characters was there. But again, unfortunately, I couldn’t feel it. Not that there wasn’t any, but I couldn’t feel it because something was missing. Something that made the story “believable.”
“Cause you piss me off. You make me laugh. You make me think. You’re absolutely fine with me bein’ nothin’ but me. You’re fuckin’ gorgeous. You’re a great lay. And you like my dog.”
Anyway, overall, like I said, this is still a good book. If you are an alpha-male romance fan, this is the book for you. 🙂