Copy received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Sixth in the series.
Writing – Third person Dual POV
Main Characters: Parker Rieth – suffered horribly as a child, and after rejection as a adult,keeps himself detached an remote, not inviting closeness.
Kaitlin Stringer – a “psychic” healer. After a traumatic event as a teen, and due to her psychic powers, struggles with touch and feels that a relationship will never be for her.
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3.5 rounded up to 4
This is the sixth in the series and there are some overlapping timelines with book 4 and 5. Indeed they all start and all 3 couples meet and start a “relationship” on the same weekend.
As such, in all 3, there were a couple of occasions where the same scene was told in each book, just from a different POV. I found myself skim reading a lot of these scenes in all honesty, and given the short length of the books in this series, I feel it would have been better to try and avoid this to a certain extent.
In saying that, as a whole, I do enjoy the series.
And I enjoyed this one. In all honesty, I could have done without the psychic aspect – it just did not fit in with the rest of the series and again, I found myself skimming a lot of that.
I liked both Parker and Kaitlin, but a few things bugged me.
1 – Parker’s job. Give his history I found it hard to believe he would become a cut throat divorce lawyer helping men screw over the ex wives, which is pretty much how his career is portrayed.
2 – Richie! At the start Parker saves Kaitlin from Richie, acknowledging the “gut churning horror” of what could have happened – ie, suggesting he was fully aware that Richie was about to Rape Kaitlin, yet, other than telling him to stop and not do it again, nothing is really done. Richie is still within the friendship circle, and is invited back to the island again. (indeed in book 5, timeline wise, after this incident, when it is a few weeks later, Richie is invited back to the island, where it is strongly hinted at he used date rape drugs)! I do not understand the point of Richie as a character, and why his “friends” have not got rid of him, they seem aware of the vileness of his character. I can only assume he is being kept to provide even more drama in a future book.
3 – The men of the “dawgs” – yes, I could see them being protective of the girls, yet they seem to take it too far, and it actually becomes overbearing as if they cannot trust the “little women” to be able to make mature adult decisions about who they want to be with. Throughout the books, that is getting old.
However, despite it all, I do enjoy the books and am intrigued in the rest of the gang and would want to read their stories.
Amazon UK Link: Parker’s Passion (Tryst Island Series Book 6)