My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – 3rd in the series (can be read as a stand alone)
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3
This one so far, has been my least favourite of the new Romantic Suspense series Bella Jewel is writing.
I found the heroine very hard to warm to. She was a bit judgemental of others, and in all honesty, that fact that she was a widow, seemed to be as if that should be enough to make her a sympathetic character, as opposed to actually being written sympathetically.
I felt also, that in this book especially a bit of hero POV at the start might have helped to get to know him or at least understand how he was portrayed at the start.
Took awhile for the story to actually take off.
Anyway, the suspense part of the plot, it is not a surprise who the antagonist is, but then I am not sure if it is meant to be a surprise to the reader.
Toward the end, in all honesty, I found the heroine rather annoying, it got a touch repetitive, and the heroine all “I have to be strong, I have to save us, I must be strong, I WILL save us” and on and on. When in actual fact, I felt it was her friend who was the “strong” one and saved the day, if we ignore the ridiculousness of the heroine apparently almost carrying her friend for over 10 miles while seriously injured!
Then at the end, the heroine and the friend come up with this awesome never before heard of idea that will change the world, as you know, the book had to end on a really positive life affirming note, Which iirc was pretty much how book 2 ended, only it was the heroine and the sister changing the world due to their “experiences” in that one.
You know, it sounds like I hate these books, I don’t, I actually enjoy it, but it is becoming a little bit predictable after the third one, the heroines all sort of meld into one, I have to read about how “strong” they are over and over. I was left vaguely disappointed on both the romance aspect which was rushed and unbelievable, and the suspense part that was not really all that suspenseful as there was no element of surprise.
A decent 3 stars however.