Expected Release Date: August 23, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: HarleqThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: August 23, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Mira Author’s Website: www.lauracaldwell.com My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes Series Best Read In Order: YES Steam Level: Warm
Overall, this wasn’t actually the type of story I typically seek out. While the mystery was incredible — tons of nuances and hints to pick up on, as well as some very lovely unexpected twists — I wasn’t happy with the romance aspect. There’s a love triangle, Izzy’s mom and stepfather are having problems, and the romance just plain wasn’t my cup of tea. Plus, the shifting POV was incredibly disorienting in the beginning, which took a lot away from the reading experience.
That said, I did enjoy reading it. As I said, the mystery itself made the book worth reading, and it is for that reason that I’m giving it a very solid 3.5/5 Stars, despite the disappointing romantic aspect....more