Arc Review – The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos #4) by Scarlett Cole

The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos, #4)The Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Cont. Romance
Series: – Book 4 in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 3 stars


Ok, loved book 1, book 2 was ok, loved book 3.

And I was really looking forward to this. I have wondered about Harper’s brother since book 1.

But for me this fell short, and I had the same complaints in this as I had in book 2.

The over use of “coincidence”. In book 2, Drea just so happens to somehow (can’t even remember now) become involved in some drama with Cujo’s mother, who he has not seen for years ya ya ya.

Here, Lia just happens to meet Reid, Harper’s long lost brother, then HER dad just so happened to have connections with the father of the man who attacked Harper, and was Reid’s ex best friend.

And as with book 2, excess drama. Reid coming back and reconnecting with his sister would have been enough, Lia and her being emotionally estranged from her father, would have been enough. Add them together, then some other drama involving hit and runs and Molotov cocktails quite frankly verged on the too too much in far to little pages.

And this book felt rushed! The relationship between Reid and Lia went so fast I did not even have time to grumpily mutter “insta love”. Reid reuniting with Harper felt rushed. And it is BECAUSE there is so much excess drama.

Ok, I know I am in the minority, but for me this author peaked at book 1.

Oh and btw, we live in the age of google, you can literally find out anything. If you want to add something in your book (ie the reason your heroine’s father supposedly hates her so much) make it actually factually correct. Apparently her dad hates her as her twin died in the womb, as her mom developed twin to twin transfusion syndrome. Ok, but her twin was a boy, hence making it impossible!! The whole point being they share a placenta, so therefore HAVE to be “identical” twins. It is medically impossible people.

Anyway, now that I have ranted, as i can do.

3 stars, since I was glad to have the Reid issue from book 1 resolved, and I liked him as a hero, the heroine was a bit one dimensional for me. All 50’s pin up sex kitten and heels and not much else. But it was a nice enough end to the series.

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