Top critical review
not for me
on 7 March 2014
Heart Melter, Book 2 Heartthrob Series, Sophia Knightly
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I was really looking forward to this but...sometimes I get it wrong . As I continued reading I found myself getting critical to much, rather than falling in with the story. If the characters and plots are realistic, then I tend to overlook the small stuff, but when it starts creeping in then I know the story isn't working for me.
So, I was enjoying the story, looking forward to Natasha meeting Ian's current on off girlfriend. That was a big hook for my interest in the book, I thought that would bring in some great clash of characters, bitch snark...you know the stuff. Instead, although we hear about her, we never get to meet her. Then there's Ian, yes he's a heart throb, but he seemed to blow hot and cold over Natasha, blaming her for everything. Her dog – Scotland is in UK, we're very proud of our rabies free status, and There Is No Way you can just bring in a dog from US with either 6 month quarantine, or lots of rabies shots and form filling and vet checks.....You just can't hope on a private plane and fly one in.
The “Mob” - well, it was a good idea, but in practise the police and Mob crew came out badly. The police were a shambles, and as for Natasha finding the pen-drive they're looking for – along with that being why the Mob are out for her, well, what a sensible idea, pop it back in her case and then next day take it to a friend of Ian's at a college, before eventually telling the police and handing it over via a third person. Very secure.....and poor little Arthur, what Home allows people to just take kids like that – when one of the couple is right in the middle of a dangerous, life threatening police operation...
Nah. I guess I’m too critical as I can see other readers Love this book. Back to what I keep saying – not all books suit all readers, it doesn't mean they're good or bad, just that reading tastes differ and for me this book didn't work. It's priced at £2.48 for 278 pages.
Stars: 2.5. Others 5* love it, just didn't cut it for me though.
ARC supplied via Netgalley