This review is from: The Replacement (Kindle Edition)
I waited two days after reading this book to review and rate it because I was totally confused when I was done.
Reason being -
1. This story was well told and the author is clearly a talented writer.
2. Also, it was refreshing to read a story line for a change that has not been done to death already.
3. BUT I HATED that the author made Elise out to be a flippen saint in the end! URGH!!! :(
So I was stuck and confused about how the heck I was going to give this book an honest rating.
If I rated it straight after I read it I probably would have given it a three star rating. But after a lot of thought and analysing I decided that a honest rating for this book would be 4.5 stars.
BECAUSE any author who can write a book and keep you reading it in one sitting, not wanting to put it down, needing to finish it even when you HATE the 'heroine' , even when you are disgusted with the story line, deserve top freaking ratings!!!
Elise is a small town slapper. Plain and simple. The worst kind of whore imo. She unapologetically ruins marriages and relationships.
She is selfish and selfcentered and ruthless.
And I hate that the author makes poor little Elise who had a dreadful childhood and is broken into a freaking heroin.
Especially after what she did to Nate and Natalie!
I could probably up to that point have found a way to feel sorry for Elise but after her callous actions toward Natalie??? Seriously? The woman is a calculating, callous slut!
And what makes it worse, is when she finds her own happy ever after, she apologises to the women she hurt (WAIT, don't get all excited and cosy here because...) but she says she is not sorry she did it because; basically, if she didn't do it she would not be where she was then. And that is all happy and cosy with Ryder - her happy ever after at the expense of all the ruin she left behind!!! W.T.F???!!!
Any way - *rant over* - maybe I should have waited two more days huh?
I don't know if I recommend this book or not. It clearly riled me. Which is a good thing? I don't know...
You should probably buy the book, (at .77p it is a bargain) and decide for yourself because I clearly see a whole different side to this story than the majority of the reviewers. (See Amazon.com)