Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Third in a series. The first two books written by other authors, however can be read as a stand alone.
Writing – Third person Dual POV. Noticed one episode of wrong word used.
Main Characters: Piper Reilly, needs cash fast, as her business is not doing too well. Finds out her new boss is the one night stand she ran out on days before.
Matt DeLeo, billionaire, owns a brewery. Decided Piper is his perfect woman, and decides to chase her down after she runs out
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – No
Rating – 1 Star
First off, not sure if it was just how it downloaded onto my kindle, but the format was all wrong. Line breaks mid sentence all the way through. I had to mess with the font size and typeface to make it readable. Something I have never had to do before.
Also, not sure if it was to do with the formatting, but when a new person “spoke” quite often it was not clear, as the new persons dialogue, would follow immediately after the previous persons on the same line.
With regards to the story itself. It felt like an awful lot of nothing happening for an awful lot of pages.
I struggled, very much so with both main characters.
Neither were hugely likeable in all honesty.
Their first night together happens off page before the book starts. He tracks her down, after she runs out, and “blackmails” her into spending time with them.
Any sort of connection just felt forced and not at all believable. There was no sexual tension, or passion evident between these two. She is resisting him, determined to not “give in” and then all of a sudden, they cannot stop themselves having sex in a lift! And the most boring sex ever too!
The conflict and emotional issues felt false. Matt at the start is all excited to have met his perfect girl he has apparently always dreamed of. Yet spends the rest of the book, denying he can have anything other than a sex only relationship and pushing her away.
Secondary characters were mentioned briefly, and only to belittle from the pov of the hero or heroine. Other than the one friend who appeared in the book, no other secondary character had anything complimentary written about them, even if they were family. The 2 main characters were very derisive of everyone else they met.
It was a book with 2 main characters that were not interesting or strong enough to make the story engaging, and was filled with nonentities. I am coming to realise I need a book that has a strong and interesting secondary cast. Secondary characters were only mentioned here, to belittle and probably make the two main characters seem more likeable by comparison.
I had to start skipping toward the end, as I was just bored.
Oh and the heroines, had some sort of business making one of a kind jewellery and decorations or some such stuff, out of shells, which she seemed to collect herself off the beach to make her oh so fabulous designs. While she lived in Colorado!