The good: I’m sure there was a good story here, I just didn’t relate to it,
“Negotiations will commence on our way down the stairs.”
Which leads me to the Meh:
The language/dialect differences. Google was my friend reading this book. I don’t usually mind looking up words as I read, in fact I feel enlightened. However, I felt the writing pretentious at times and I don’t know if that was because of the differences or intentional?.?.
I did not connect with the characters. It was a struggle for me to finish the book. I didn’t care what was happening with Jo, or if she was FINALLY going to get her head out of her a$$ and be honest with Stephen…okay, that’s not true, I did care, because her evasiveness was driving me crazy! But you get the point.
Part of why I didn’t connect with the characters was most of the story was told to me. It wasn’t character driven. Even though there was some POV change (without warning I might add), not enough of it was told in 1st person, and there wasn’t enough dialogue for me. This might be okay for some readers as other ratings suggest, just not my cup of tea.
Overall, I think there is a good idea for a story here, suspense and romance all packed into one. 2 1/2 – 3 stars
Author Provided for honest review