I wanted to read this book ever since Simon & Schuster first mentioned it in their upcoming releases. It sounded so intriguing to me and it was something different to the contemporary romance I normally read. So when I saw it sitting on the shelf in BIG W, I picked it up straight away. Fast forward 2 weeks when I finally start reading it. I felt like the book was captivating. I wasn’t necessarily hooked on it, but I was really invested in the story, wanting to know more. I took my time with the first half, just reading a chapter at a time. And let me say, I loved the sizes of the chapters. It made me feel so accomplished. But while I wanted to know more, I didn’t get the whole “omg I can’t stop reading until I find out what’s going to happen next” feeling that I was expecting.
As you can gather from the blurb, this is a mystery/suspense contemporary type novel. And it really hit that spot on. There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming throughout the whole book, and the element of surprise left me on the edge of my seat at times. So while I enjoyed the mystery/suspense aspect of it, I felt like I was expecting more in the action side of things, purely based on the premise of the story. So in that sense, I was let down a little bit, with the only real action happening in the second half of the book. But as a person who isn’t really into action, I’m not complaining.
Becca Fitzpatrick nailed the romance in this novel. I loved it. It wasn’t rushed and there was no “insta-love” which I hate. There was a little bit of suspense going on there, and some definite shocks that I was definitely not expecting. It just felt real, and that’s what I loved about it. Team Chet all the way!
Overall: I really liked this story, I thought the premise was really interesting. I would have liked a little bit more action, but other than that I think it was a really well written story. I liked the way Fitzpatrick can reel you in from the very first page all the way to that last sentence. I feel like this was predominantly more romance based, but if you love Contemporaries but you are looking for something a little bit different, this is definitely for you.
Rating: ★★★ ½ /5
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