Title Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Dark Romance/Suspense
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Stand Alone/Series: Stand Alone
Length: ARC was 2517 kindle pages with last 12% being samples
Price: $3.99 (I received a complimentary copy for review)
Rating: 2 stars
Rellik Bentley is to die for.
He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Leighton walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
Rellik won’t take no for an answer.
Cover – Love. Title – Love. Idea – Love. Story – no thanks.
I had this book completely hyped up in my head. I’ve been waiting for it all year and was sadly disappointed.
The first (maybe third +) I enjoyed, but then the story just went downhill. Both the plot and characters were underdeveloped. It kind of felt like the author ran out of things to say or got bored with the story herself and just threw some things together hoping they would stick. They didn’t.
When each of the character’s secrets were revealed they were just kind of a big jumbled mess, and nothing really fit together nor were shocking except for the characters reactions to things that were painstakingly obvious. All in all it just felt unrealistic and sloppy.
The relationship with the two main characters also didn’t sit well with me. It you hate insta-love this is definitely not the story for you. I would agree there is attraction and lust, but love is a little far-fetched. The two main character’s story spans a few days, and it’s not like they are spending all that time getting to know each other. They synopsis says “mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.”– I don’t know what this is about.. SPOILER ALERT: They sleep together the first night and are in love a few days later.
This book wasn’t all bad. It started with a ton of potential. I enjoyed the banter between the characters, and the backstories of the secondary characters were interesting…
but overall, I fought to finish. I wanted to DNF several times.