“You want to see me angry” “yeah” “To prove what? That I’ll never hurt, the way he did?” “No I already know that.” “To prove I won’t hurt you, the way I“You want to see me angry” “yeah” “To prove what? That I’ll never hurt, the way he did?” “No I already know that.” “To prove I won’t hurt you, the way I hurt that piece of shit back home?” “No, of course not. Just show me something…something more than just how… How fucking good you are”
MTE girl. I wanted this book to show me something other than how nice the hero is. Eric's loyal to his family. He'll do anything to protect his loved ones. He's romantic too. He writes our heroine these flowery love letters and addresses each of them with "darling". And he's never selfish in bed. It's all about what the heroine wants.
That's why this book was a real snooze.
I wasn't looking for a big bad alpha male in this book but at least someone a little less.... perfect? Annie worked for me a little better. I thought it was realistic for her to have reservations about Eric given her past. I liked that she was fought for Eric's future when he (and his family) wouldn't. I guess if the hero had any flaws it would be being too much of a pushover.
Take away their letters and the attraction....would Eric and Annie work as a couple? I have my doubts. Their relationship was completely built on attraction. Eric's letters are filled with loneliness and longing for Annie. He fantasies about them being together. Annie can barely contain her excitement as she reads the letters. She risks her career for them. I get it. They were both prisoners for a long time. She was a prisoner because of her past. He was a literal prisoner. But still.... why go this far? Because they're both lonely? I need more than attraction, longing looks and flowery love letters to make me believe this love story. To make me believe their shaky foundation wouldn't crumble 20 years after looks fade. Because these two certainly did not fall for each others personalities.
Tldr: The relationship had no substance to it. The characters were dull as dirt. The sex scenes did nothing for me because the characters in them were so boring. The love letters made me roll my eyes w/ the sickly sweet fantasies. I didn't like it. 1/5 stars....more
DNF. I can't believe how weak this heroine is. The moment she comes into contact with an attractive male her brain turns to mush. Her mother told herDNF. I can't believe how weak this heroine is. The moment she comes into contact with an attractive male her brain turns to mush. Her mother told her to keep a low profile. Pia told her ex-boyfriend one of her secrets and he blackmailed her. Did she learn any lessons from it? Hell no! Pia has known Dragos for less than 24 hours and she gives up practically all her secrets to him! I don't understand how this woman has been able to go undetected for so long. Apparently, all you have to seduce her and she'll tell you anything!...more
The OTP was sickeningly sweet. The writing was repetitive. The plot was paper thin. Balancing Karma really didn't need 56 chapters. Kijika and MoswenThe OTP was sickeningly sweet. The writing was repetitive. The plot was paper thin. Balancing Karma really didn't need 56 chapters. Kijika and Moswen were cute at first, but they became nauseating to read after awhile. If I knew Moswen was going to turn into an overprotective caveman after he learned Kijika (view spoiler)[was pregnant, (hide spoiler)] I probably wouldn't have bothered starting it....more