This was a bit of a let down, though I'm not sure if that's the fault of the book or if it's because the first book in the series was just so amazing that this one pales in comparison. There was a little too much drama and angst for me, and the hero was a major douche.
"Well duh, that's in the title!"
Yeah, but the last hero wasn't a malicious douche like this guy was. He just had no filter.
I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this story! It was so far out of my comfort zone, from the plot to the ending, but I'm so glad I took a chance on it.
It was a captivating story, with a wonderfully complex and relatable heroine. She was one of the most real and honest characters I've read in a while.
The plot kept by at a steady pace, taking me on a strange but wonderful experience. It was a bit trippy at times, but it worked for the story.
The narration was absolutely spectacular, too!
This should be what JLA writes! I was sucked in right off the bat, enjoyed pretty much every character, and was so entertained from start to finish. I didn't experience any of my normal irritation while reading JLA. ;)
I did guess the culprit as soon as they were introduced, but I think that was more my fault than the author's - I tend to guess early on in these suspense type stories, which is why I don't usually read them.
The narration was good, too!
I don't know how I feel about this one, but it's definitely my lowest rated Mercy book since the first one. I don't know why, but this never really clicked for me. I didn't like Adam's POV, and I found it a little choppy in several places.
Great female narration, so-so male narration!
First off, I hate this title with a burning passion.
Penelope Ward is a hit or miss guilty pleasure author for me, and I'm happy to see her writing improve with each book she puts out. I'm excited to see what's next!
This was a good read overall, if a little predictable and heavy one some rushed drama at the end. The hero was decent, the heroine was okay, but I did struggle with their relationship. I didn't feel the usual sizzling chemistry I feel while reading a Penelope Ward book.
There were a couple of sex scenes that were just...icky to me, and I'm a free spirt when it comes to sex scenes so it takes a lot to make me feel gross!
That said though, it was a very quick and easy read, with a good narration.