I was hooked from the first chapters. The characters, the story, the sexual tension, I loved it all and wanted more each time I finished a chapter. It took me one day to finish this book and that's only because I had a few things to do because I feel like I could have read it in a few hours.
I loved all the characters in this book, Remi to Dax, to Lulu to Spider, to Elizabeth to Declan and of course we can't forget Malcolm. All of them together made this story so interesting and I couldn't put down my book.
Of course, the main focus is around Remi and Dax. I don't know how to explain my feelings about these two. I loved the sexual tension between them of course, but I think it was the way they interacted with one another that was so entertaining that captivated me from the beginning.
We can forget that there are some issues and trying to work around those with the heat they both get whenever they are close isn't easy and so much has been left unsaid between them that it can't be solved quickly (which is really good for us readers).
And add a few more obstacles and you got yourself a rollercoaster of feels throughout this book. I wish I could say more but I really want to keep this spoiler free and therefore, I'm keeping this really general.
But I believe you will fall for Remi and Dax's story. You have everything in this book to keep you hooked until the end. Whether they might annoy you will depend on you. I would have slapped them from time to time but only because I adore them and want them to wake up and be happy hahaha
I will also add that I loved reading from both of their point of views because you get both side of the story; making it more complete.
Bottom line, I need more of these British boys. I'm hoping for a new book in this series (though each book can be read as a standalone). I do have someone in mind for the next book and I really hope Ilsa will hear our prayers.
This book can be read as a standalone or you can go and read Dirty English before to read about the other hot British, Declan ;)...more
I started this book thinking that I would get into the story fast as I enjoyed the Hush Hush series so much, but that didn't happen. It wasn't a total bad read, but from the beginning, I realized that Britt wasn't going to be one of my favourite main characters.
I will give her that; she did grow some "balls" throughout the book, but the whole time, she kept talking about Calvin this and Calvin that and I really wanted to snap her out of it because her ex-boyfriend is really an asshole. From the beginning, I hope she wiould get over him. I didn't care about what he apparently went through with his dad, he was still a jerk and she deserved better, but how she could only think about him.
So like I said, Britt might not be my #1 heroine, but whenever she didn't talk about Calvin, you could tell that she was smart even if she seemed to forget that too. She tried her best to postpone her death and Korbie's by pretending having more knowledge about the mountain than she really has. She used whatever she could to survive. So I give her credit for that; she still annoyed me a little bit, but she at least developped in the book making me like her a little more.
Then there's her best friend Korbie, Calvin's sister, who annoyed me so much that I wished she would just die seriously. She was so selfish and self-centered. Her attitude whenever she was there just made me want to punch her. Maybe that was her role in this, but I felt like she could have used some growing up like Britt did.
We are introduced to Mason in the beginning of the book when Britt confronts Calvin and pretends to have a boyfriend and Mason saves the day. He plays his role and leaves right after. When she sees him again, she is happy if only to see a somewhat familiar face but it changes quickly when Korbie and her are made hostage by him and his friend Shaun.
I won't deny that a lot happens in those mountains and it could have kept me captivated if I cared more about the characters which I didn't really.
Mason and Britt play cat and mouse most of the books. He's a fugitive but seems to want to help her, but she wants to hate him, but she is confused by the attraction she feels for him. She doesn't know what's real and what isn't. And that pretty much resume how she felt throughout the whole. She didn't seem to know who was right and wrong, who was evil and who wasn't.
So many secrets filled this book and that at some point, you just want to know for sure. I mean, some secrets are pretty easy to discover, but I will admit that I was hoping to be more surprised. I was hoping that some of these secrets would actually shock me, but it didn't.
When everything is out in the open, I felt like I missed something. I don't know what, but I just felt like some parts were rushed while others dragged on and were not necessary to the story.
Like I said, I wasn't in love with this book, but I didn't hate it either. I was just expecting something more captivating and I was let down.
Does this book make me want not to read more books by Becca Fitzpatrick? Not at all, this one was just not for me. I'm looking forward to see what else she has in store for us....more
I don't think you know just how excited I was for this book. I was trying to get an ARC to beOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
I don't think you know just how excited I was for this book. I was trying to get an ARC to be able to review it but it never seemed to work and Sophie being the amazing person that she is gave me a copy when I met her at Apollycon and I totally devoured this book on my way back from Savannah.
If you know me at all, you know I just love Sophie's writing and she's one of my favourite authors hence the reason I wanted this baby so bad. Plus, for the second time this year, she actually made me want to read again with two of her books so thank you Sophie :)
This review will be general; not because I didn't love it, but since it won't be out before the end of March, I don't want to give too much about the story.
Now, let's finally start this review of this bad boy. When Sophie first introduced us to this story, I was already hooked on the idea of it. I was intrigued how she was going to unravel the story between the two main characters.
Briar is the kind of girl that you notice or you don't. Physically, she seemed like the kind of girl guys would notice, but she seemed so introverted due to a lot about what happened in her past, that it's also easy to just dismiss her. I really enjoyed reading about her and learning more and more about her as I got further and further into the book. I liked that she knew what she wanted even if she sometimes lacked the confidence to go for it, but she changed throughout this book and I really hope we do get some glimpse of her in the future books.
And now Knox (I only kept him after because I know that’s all you want to know about lol)... Oh my... What can I say about the man that I wouldn't mind having for myself? He is really the typical guy you would judge before even getting to know him. I won't say that he's innocent or anything like that, but he is worth getting to know. Things we learn about him throughout the book just made it hard for me to hate him when he was doing something stupid but I had no problems saying that he was in fact stupid for doing those things hahaha Knox had a lot to learn about himself and how to deal with the consequences of his actions. But he also had to accept a lot of things that he couldn’t control and I think that it was probably the one thing he had a lot of trouble adjusting himself to.
And Briar and Knox together... Wow... Their interaction from the start screamed chemistry and a whole lot of sexual tensions. I was ready for them to get down to business since the first moment they saw one another. There was something about the two of them that just clicked. They needed one another without even knowing why they did. But even if I wanted them to do it like bunnies, I’m still happy that’s not how Sophie decided to develop their story. She gave us just enough to keep us entertaining and intrigued and needy. You can only continue to flip each page of this book to see where it will all end.
In this book, a series of events will keep making them run into one another, making it impossible for them to get over the other. Through the good and the bad, they both learned more about one another and sometimes, it set them back, sometimes forward. Their story wasn't an easy one, but in my opinion, it was worth all their efforts.
I still need to talk about the other characters and I will admit that I really want Briar's neighbour to have her story in this series. I don't care if it's a novella or a full book where she also wants some sexy time with some sexy inmate lol She deserves it. I really enjoyed her character so much.
Briar's sister was something else. She's really snob and judgemental. She might have improved by the end of the book, but I still feel some harsh feelings towards her.
North, Knox’s Brother, and Reid, the leader of their gang in prison, aren’t there as much, but Sophie wrote them making me want to read more about their and I’m looking forward to read about them. Knox cares so much about his little brother. He feels responsible for him and I think that this alone dictates a lot of his actions in this book. As for Reid, you can tell that Knox respects him and trusts him as much as he is able to trust other people.
If I was honest, I was really hoping the next book would be about North, but after reading this book, but I’m really happy we get Reid’s story next. He’s quite an interesting character and I feel like we are in for a lot of surprises from him. I'm really hooked on this series and I hope she writes tons of books in it.
I was giving an advance copy of this book by the author in exchange of an honest review....more