This premise had the potential to be a dark, and gritty but a sensual healing type of story. Eve is the sole survivor as her family was murdered in front of her while she remained bound and gagged which resulted in her not liked being touched and suffering from nightmares.
This story is set ONLY one year after she lost her family and is now living with her grandparents and attending college and there lays the first problem for me as the author tries to set the foundation to Eve’s character (annoyingly so by telling rather than showing us, I’m paraphrasing here – ‘oh I don’t like people touching me because I was bound when my family were murdered’ or ‘ I’m sad being here at my Auntie’s wedding but I won’t cry, I miss my parents’. The writing is so obvious I want to scream!
The author also much to my annoyance insists Eve doesn’t know how beautiful she is with her perfect wavy blonde hair and her long and curvy body and how EVERY guy is in love with her. Argh! Really, that’s the most creative the author could come up with? Some tall, beautiful, airhead cliché blonde untouched but loved by all and has the maturity of a 14-year-old. Oi, give me a break! It was a tough read for me to get through to the point I did because my eye rolling was matching the amount of eye-rolling done but Eve and Kit.
Eve and Kit fell in love so quickly that I felt zero, zilch, nada, none, no chemistry or connection to this couple. The whole book is a light, fast, flighty and only skims the true crux of what should have been a most in-depth and moving story.
The ‘Australian’ brother’s and their accent was fake or too try-hard by the author, I know because I’m Australian and the writing was on-the-nose and speaking of on-the-nose, characters dialogue was abysmal with liberally using the ‘C’ word, calling each other ‘tit’, the dialogue was so crass. I don’t know a lot about how the English speak but this story and its characters are anything BUT endearing. A BIG FAIL!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2562 KB
- Print Length: 396 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1096890607
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07RRP1VGZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 19 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)