Let me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the characteLet me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the character. However, I rarely find a believeable 1st person character, and this book was no exception.
Josie has just turned 13, but acts and thinks like she's 16 yo or more. At a first read, her mom seems like a beaten wife, and her stepfather the wife beater.
Josie develops a friendship with a popular girl, which I think the author wanted to use as a hook to how Josie is kidnapped. IMO there were other ways for it to happen. It could have happened at the first page and I would have been hooked from there. I wasn't. The story was all over the place. There were various knots the author didn't manage to untangle. Me, as a perso do not wish to see a child kidnapped or raped, but the way it was put into the story, I just didn't buy that it happened.
The motive behind the kidnapping an raping was hinted, but not really discussed, and I would have liked to see the story from the kidnapper POV. Has he done it for money? For fun? Because he is sick? The premise of this book was not bad, tghe story just didn't live it up to it. I wasn't thrilled, or afraid, or reading at the edge of my seat. I was merey reading words that didn't quite were a sentence, and weren't quite a book either.
Took me a whole day to read it, and it was totally worth. I loved the main couple, the plot, their lo4.5
Not my kimd of read but I enjoyed nonetheless.
Took me a whole day to read it, and it was totally worth. I loved the main couple, the plot, their love story and all the side characters. It was a great start for the series, and while I'm not a fan of historical romance, I'm looking forward for the rest of the Blakewell/Kenleigh Families Saga....more
Amaziiiiiing. Wow, this is just wow. There's a long time a book don't have me this way-Stopping any free moment I get to read it- and so into the plotAmaziiiiiing. Wow, this is just wow. There's a long time a book don't have me this way-Stopping any free moment I get to read it- and so into the plot. I'm not doing a review, or I'd be here the whole day, because Stockholm Syndrome is THIS good. I recommend it to all my m/m kink lovers friends!! Can't wait for the next one!!...more
I think this book was good. Had some up and down moments. I liked the suspense aspect of it, but I didnt like how the romance just popped from god onlI think this book was good. Had some up and down moments. I liked the suspense aspect of it, but I didnt like how the romance just popped from god only knows where. I think the author did a good job, although it was just too long and some parts could have been cut so the suspense would be thighter and no t so all over the place.
Lacey Sherlock has had her life turned upside down when she was only 19, when her sister was brutally murdered by a serial killer. She lived in fear for a time, and one day she decided to change and get justice for her sister. Dillon Savich is the chief of CAU - Criminal Apprehension Unit - They use technology to hunt for serial killers. Dillon is also Lacey's new boss.
I think Coulter leaned heavily on the suspense and policial aspect until 60% of the book, and then went with drama and romance. I just couldn't understand some characters, and I felt that a few could have been excluded. It was too much happening at the same time. I'm not sure if it was just my file, but the were various typos and there were non ***** to change the POV, and that pissed me off and threw me for a loop. I'm rating The Maze 3 Stars and will for sure read other in the series. I'm just not sure when....more
I absolutely loved In His Arms. Not a easy read for some, but that will captivate those brave enough to read it.
**Possible Spoiler Ahead**
Lori is kidnI absolutely loved In His Arms. Not a easy read for some, but that will captivate those brave enough to read it.
**Possible Spoiler Ahead**
Lori is kidnapped when she's 15. From this point on, she's abused, beaten, raped, brainwashed and sold in slavery to Anthony. Anthony is just starting in traffic of humans. Always seductive, he makes Lori fall in love with him, and lures her in helping him by whoring herself. Stimulated by the love she feels for him, and fear of losing him, she does, until she perceives that was just a trick. A way to put her in the "business". And that way she becomes Summer Parrish. One of many in Anthony's forced brothel.
Now, eleven years after her abduction Summer is a new woman. Detached and scared, but still helpless in the hands of Anthony. And that's when RJ enters the scene. As one of Anthony's new employer, he chose Summer as his woman. All the time they are watched, when not by guards, by cameras installed in their house, to register every moment between both of them, including sex. (Which has a lot!)
RJ is an enigma. Never showing his hands, he only want Summer's trust. That he will never harm her in anyway. He enervated me at some points. I just wanted to know what he was up to (even being predictable).
Most of their story, happens inside Anthony's house, and under (many) watchful eyes.
This is the kind of book I just know it will be good, and I wasn't disappointed. A no-brainer 5 Stars. I hope to read more books by Tina Donahue, because this one was great!!...more
In all the books I've ever read in my whole life, I think Flynn it's the one who comes closer to what I look for in men. He's sexy, self assured, so uIn all the books I've ever read in my whole life, I think Flynn it's the one who comes closer to what I look for in men. He's sexy, self assured, so uncomplicated. He's not full of issues, or dark secrets/past/traumas. Also he's fuckhawt in bed. Yeah that should do for my perfect man. Damn you Flynn for being so perfect and so not real.
Full review later. I just needed to show my love for Flynn. ...more
I just can't describe how GREAT this book was. I feel like something changed in my, or in my life, likI don't think 5 starts are enough to rate Dirty.
I just can't describe how GREAT this book was. I feel like something changed in my, or in my life, like a light being turned on inside me. But nothing happened. And this is the reason why I read.
This is the 3rd book this year that makes me feel like this. So stunned, so freaking speechless. The other two are & . Which I loved, and could read at least twice in a week, and just don't really do it, because it would ruin me for other books/authors. I'm in state of awe. Megan Hart managed to put me on a state of awe. Holy shit...
I think I was tricked by this book. It's NOT what I was waiting (and hoping) for. Since I have read some of this author works, at her blog, I was thinI think I was tricked by this book. It's NOT what I was waiting (and hoping) for. Since I have read some of this author works, at her blog, I was thinking this would be so much darker. So much MORE. I can see there's a deep meaning to all of this, but I need to admit, I had my mind in a gutter when I bought this. But then again, it was being sold at amazon. If it was THAT bad-in a good way-, probably would it be at their blacklist. LOL. It wasn't a bad book, but when I'm promised something, I like to read that particular something. Gaijin just didn't delivered.
HUGE P.S. here: I need to convince my boyfriend to do the pearls thing. LOL...more