Year Pub: November 8th - No RePub
Page Length: 227 pages
Genre: Contemp Romance/Suspense
Book's Price: $2.99
Price I'd Value: $2.99
Part of a Series/Installment: Take It Off - bk 4
Epilogue Included: Yes
1st/2nd/3rd Person: 1st
Character(s)POV Spoken: H & h
HEA/HFN/etc Ending: HEA
Contains Cheating: No
Contains Children: No
Contains Flashbacks: No
Jealy/Possy/OTT Rating: 3.75
Angst Level Rating: 2
Feel-Good Level Rating: 3
Steam Factor Rating: 3
Kink Level Rating: 1
Amount of Sex In The Book: 2 - Some hot kisses & fooling around & 1 "deed" scene
Overall Smex Rating: 3
HERO:Hero Description: Alpha-3.75, Marine - War trauma issue
Hero Likability Rating: 4 - He did his job as a romance hero
Heroine Description: A very, very, very extremely annoying romance writer
Heroine Likability Rating: 2 - She was the book's weakness
2nd Char. Description: Bad guy mainly & Lucy the dog * Strengths for the book
2nd Character(s) Likability Rating: 4 (The author did a good job @ creating a really, really despicable guy.)
H/h RELATIONSHIP INFO:
Buildup Instant/Just Right/Too Long: Instant - BUT - IMO, the situation the H&h went through together warrants a quick bonding.
Any H/h Separations: No
Amount of Time H/h Spends Together: A good portion of the book
Overall H/h Relationship Rating: 4
NOTE: I really 'felt' the H & h bound through their crisis situation. A strong point for the book.
Current OW/OM/Ex: No
Deceased OW/OM/Ex: No
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex: No
-Before/During/Outside H/h Rela.: N/A
-Grovel Rating: N/A
Did OW/OM/Ex Ruin the Book For You: No
Any Triggers/Warnings: No
Technical/Editing Quality: 4
Writing/Content Quality: 3.5
Overall Rating: 2.75
Do You Recommend This Book: I don't know.
Will You Re-read This Book: No
Would You Read More Books By This Author: Maybe
NOTE: I think this author's strength is her "suspense" writing vs. her "romance" writing. She sure knows how to write a bad guy. Just not so much a good romance heroine.
I'm so disappointed! Honestly, the last 30% of this book pretty much ruined the whole book for me. I was going to rate this book a 4.25 until about 70% into this. The last 30% of this book - or should I say the heroine - got on my nerves so bad, I can't rate it any higher than a 2.75. & it's such a SHAME too because the beginning of this was so, so, so good.
The book dropped off for me once the heroine was out of survival mode. We left the intriguing edge-of-your-seat suspense realm & stepped into annoying info realm towards the end. We get stuck reading "nobody really gives a crap" descriptions of the characters' clothing & such... and... ugh - I'm fighting the indigestion the thought of this gives me - the heroine's internal monologue. She has the most ridiculous "I am a romance author after all" thoughts that amped up her annoyance to unbearable. Ouch! What a belly ache. Sorry that I'm so negative about this, but it's honestly how I feel.