The story was really great in so many ways. I really enjoyed it very much. It was exciting, an interesting world, enticing character, and a3.25 Stars
The story was really great in so many ways. I really enjoyed it very much. It was exciting, an interesting world, enticing character, and a good plot. There was potential for lots of danger and intrique and peril. And then it ended on a damned cliffhanger. It's the only book attributed to the author in Goodreads it was published in 2013. Yeah, I'm not holding my breath, either.
There were a lot of flashbacks that just weren't very interesting. The text itself was giving as much information as was needed so really the memories were only to give a personal feel for Jamie's past. While I understand that, it just wasn't interesting or exciting and as the flashbacks were frequent, they often interrupted the action when I just wanted to read forward. While a certain amount of that builds suspense, it was too much and too often and I just found it frustrating.
Grammar was sometimes an issue where the text was trying to hard to be correct and got it wrong. Like, "...between he and his father." Ouch. The paragraphs were also really long which is particularly a problem when someone is reading on an e-reader. Sometimes a paragraph can take more than a screen's worth and that makes it difficult to read. Paragraph breaks exist for a reason.
There were some things I wasn't fond of like the fact that (view spoiler)[Jamie shouldn't have trusted Brandon again under any circumstances. It could all have been to lure Jamie into revealing the location of the documents. (hide spoiler)] I know that the author needed to get to that place but I think something more was needed. I also didn't like how long it took for the MCs to meet each other. I think it was chapter 5 before they were face to face.
I had one really major concern and that is that Brandon thought he was using Jamie's "bind" to being a sex slave to manipulate Jamie in Jamie's best interest. That sounds like rape. I'm not sure though--it's iffy in this circumstance.
(A couple of quick comments: Why couldn't he lock the door behind him? Totally awesome that he ordered Super Mario Kart with his health supplies. Also, turn of the century house now means around 2000, 2001.)
There isn't an HEA not even an HFN, just the knowledge they probably love each other but one thinks it's a fabricated love. I'm so furious I could scream. First books should never ever be cliffhangers.
Was a 4.5 but cliffhanger took it down to a 2. I'll average and give it a 3.25. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
These are supposed to be items made for teens but these are so simple and easy there like a project book for teens to make for themselves. There are aThese are supposed to be items made for teens but these are so simple and easy there like a project book for teens to make for themselves. There are a couple of cute ideas but nothing new except the t-shirt with a panel of chalkboard fabric across the front that you can write "hello" on. Most of this stuff doesn't even require a pattern for an experienced sewer. Ho hum. ...more