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Was ok, but feel slightly disappointed.
on 13 May 2013
I did like this book but I was unsure on what rating I thought was best. I'm going with 3/3.5 because while I found it fairly enjoyable this was not all I hoped it would be and that is a shame.
Firstly I did like the premise. I'm a sucker for a touch of the forbidden and for anything paranormal so this seemed to tick all the boxes. The problem was how rushed this felt, particularly at the end. The fast pace meant there was little authentic development of Rose and Tom's relationship. I did think that some of their interactions were working but in general it seemed like they just tumbled hastily into being a couple and it made it seem like this was all just a set up for things to come when there was potential for this to be a more engaging read in itself.
I also found myself disappointed with Rose as a character. She seemed perfect in the beginning. She was independent, witty and mature...all things that made her perfect for what I thought an alpha girl would be and for catching the attention of an older man. However as things went on she seemed to lose these things and she became more petulant and needy and I found myself losing respect for her. I really wish she'd stayed the strong character that fit the plot so much better. Overall this felt very YA (excluding the sexual content and language) because of Roses personality, despite it being specifically labelled otherwise.
Because of all that I'm still uncertain whether I'll be continuing with this series. I'm intrigued to know what happens next for the couple, but I'm reluctant to be left wanting more again. I recommend that anyone considering purchasing this think about if this stuff will bother them. As it was, I was able to finish without forcing myself...you'll have to make a judgement call with this one!