Pilar is back and she's out for revenge. I love that there was a lot of background information revealed about her life which gave us clarity on why she was so disturbed. However, I felt that the book was rushed and there was a lot of telling vs the characters doing.
Xavier still hasn't really learned his lesson from playing with women's hearts. Due to what happened with Pilar, he turned that experience into a blockbuster movie. In the meantime, he has a young impressionable Bailey to satisfy his libidinous appetite. He sees the signs of her falling for him and he still feels the need to prolong physical contact even though he knows he wants nothing more. One would think that after she says she can understand why Pilar took the measures that she did, that he would back away from what can end up putting him in another deadly situation, but having unchecked lust won't let him resist the temptation to hit it just one last time.
In The Stalker Chronicles, Xavier's best friend Dre has a bigger role in the book. Even though he wasn't around Pilar in the first book, surely he's seen photos of her especially after being plastered all over with help from the media. I won't go further on Dre's story line as not to spoil it for others since its the meat of the book. Kendall also had an appearance in the book and her story left a lot of unanswered questions about her husband, the incident that occurred with her etc. This is one of the many things that when Xavier was made aware of was told instead of letting the characters have a go at it with some acting it out and dialogue vs a flashback.
We know that Pilar was going through some things from the first book, but the voices in her head that wasn't in the first installment now seemed somewhat out of place. I think had the book held the consistency from the first one it would've been a lot better. It's not a bad book by any means and I did enjoy the story, I just felt that it was rushed since a lot of stuff was told to the readers instead of letting the characters act it out which is the only reason I'm giving three stars
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