Death Layer by Celia Loren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – First in a yet to be completed series (I assume the series is to be completed)
Writing – First person POV
Main Characters:.Ava Clark lands what she thinks is her perfect job, but within days her life as she knows is it over.
Bane “The Beast” Harme is given Ava. He is not popular in the MC club due to disagreeing on how things should be, so is non to happy to be dumped with Ava.
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3 (possibly 3.5)
I have to admit, when I picked this up and started reading it, I thought for a second I had opened the wrong book, it seemed to be going off in a different direction than I expected.
It took till nearly 20% of the book (according to the kindle) for the actual “story” to start really.
For me, there was far too much time spent on the whole “being fired, looking for a new job, interview for the new job” etc aspect. (and given the book ends at 86% on my kindle, which sort of annoyed me, as I expected more story) it made even less sense to have nearly 20% of a story that ends at 86% spent on imo non important stuff.
Bane was not what I expected from the blurb. Yes he was violent and a killer and what not, but he seemed watered down from what you would have expected.
But, in saying that, I did enjoy it, and found myself rooting for Bane and Ava.
However for me, it all happened a bit to quick, in a matter of days she is perfectly willing to be off with an entire new life, with only a token regret given to her family.
Another issue, for me, is that I do not like when an author describes a character as looking like this famous person or that famous person. I just prefer a description so I can build a picture in my head on my own. And it happened 3-4 times in this book with different characters. But that is just a personal preference.
I am unsure how the series is going to go on, this is book 1 apparently in (The Depraved Club), yet given the rest of the MC members were truly awful, as were any members of the DC itself I cannot see any future MC from among them
Amazon UK Link: Death Layer (The Depraved Club)