by K. Webster
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Suspense
I had a tough time connecting with the heroine in this story a bit. I felt for her, she did NOT have an easy path with this author, but while I could sympathize with her and her situations I never quite connected fully with her. I do appreciate that first and foremost Violet is a survivor-and I thought the author did a good job with that.
I have to admit I NEVER thought I'd like someone who is absolutely a stalker-there's no way to pretty that one up-but I did like Gray. Mostly. There's some over the top actions on his part-like he took stalking to a whole new level-but it worked for him character wise. And I mostly understood why he acted the way he did. I didn't necessarily agree with it, but I got it.
There were some issues in this book that I wish had been addressed, or handled slightly differently. Some behavior is normalized that I wouldn't ever call normal, but for spoiler purposes I won't get into that. There's also more violence here than I was expecting-and no I don't stay away from books with violence in them necessarily, but I didn't think this one needed it in some areas.
The pacing of the book was a bit rough for me in spots. The writing was fine, but the pacing just didn't always work for me. I felt it dragged a bit in the middle. The epilogue had me raising my eyebrows, though. I'm rating this a 3.5 because it made me think. The book tested my limits and had me wondering about things I wouldn't normally consider. I would try this author again.