I won’t summarize the story because the synopsis is right up there. It’ll definitely tell you what you need to know. There’s really no beating around the bush as far as what this story is about. That was a large part of why I wanted to read and review this. It sounded so different and I was intrigued. I don’t want to use the word disappointed but…it wasn’t exactly what I expected. That’s not to say it was bad, it just wasn’t what I thought it would be, which makes no sense because it fits the synopsis to a T. That’s my own fault and not the authors.
A few things I LOVED about this book – Colton. Any and every word spoken by him or chapter written from his pov stood above the rest. He’s so sweet but intense. Dark and mysterious. There’s a lot to the guy, and I really enjoyed his parts in this book. I also loved the writing style. Many chapters were only 2-3 pages long, but it flowed really well. To some, it may seem choppy but for me, it fit. I think the idea was fantastic, and Ryan nailed the ending. I hate cliffhangers but this one didn’t infuriate me, it just makes me want to know more.
And then there are the cons. I hate even having to type this paragraph because I feel so guilty writing non-glowing reviews. I’m too nice for this. The biggest thing is that I never really felt connected, besides with Colton, which his pov’s are minor compared to Sophie’s. I just never really clicked with her. You get some of her background, but it felt like I needed more to really get to that place where I felt like I was IN this world with them. I felt like an outsider the whole time. When I start a book, I want to be so drawn into their world that I can feel it, breathe it, and live it. I didn’t with this one. I also found Sophie to be a bit annoying. That sounds so harsh, especially because she’s honestly a sweet girl who’s trying to do the right thing. Just something about her character never set quite right with me.
Overall, I’d say I did enjoy this book. It has the romance and sexiness we all look for. I wish there had been more romance rather than just some thoughts running around in their minds, but instead actual moments that weren’t always necessarily sexual. I do think that Kendall Ryan grabs you by that last page, and will have me coming back for more. So I guess what I’m trying to say is this – I liked it. I didn’t love it. I wouldn’t try to sway you from ever reading it yourself though, since everything I didn’t love may be completely wrong in your eyes. It’s worth the time to give it a try, and I hope you do.