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Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
I should've stopped reading much sooner; it didn't mesh with me right off the bat. But I tried to stick it out because I sort of enjoyed the 1st book in the series. Even though I had my issues with that one, I liked the sound of this one. I'm at 50% and I'm calling it quits. Every character is very shallow, just the bare bones of a character. I hate to say that, but that's how I feel, and I'm so let down that I went from her Mafia books to these, and they're so lacking. These and her other shifter books just don't do it for me. Every PNR book I've tried of Miss Rose's falls flat. They're contemporary romances with a sprinkle of the word paranormal. It seems pointless to me to even make them shifter books. Anyway, this one rubbed me wrong right off the bat. You know when you feel like you're reading a book and not really a part of the story . . . that's how it felt. Everything was too structured, hitting certain qualities without seeming genuine. I didn't feel bad for Sloane. I didn't even feel like she was a person. If she was, she was stupid. Who doesn't go to the police when the mob is after you? No, let's steal cars because that makes sense and is easy for a girl who didn't grow up stealing cars. It would be okay if it was further developed on, but there's nothing. She's just stealing cars and knows how to "fence" them. It pulled me right out of the story. The alpha holes are a joke. Nothing is alpha about any of them, and it's eye-rolling. There's a point someone calls their town hillbillies. And, really, they are. His name is Bo for god's sake. Besides these elements pulling me out of the story, there wasn't much to their relationship. Just a bunch of banter that's supposed to pass as two senior kids. I cringed when the sex scene started. She's a virgin, and he's "big" but she's gonna ride him like a pro? I think she even said she never put her vibrator or dildo inside her. But no problem for her. I felt weird reading it. It was even weird that they'd have sex when they did besides it being a cliche time to do it. I almost wanted to read to see how bad things end up for her because she's a moron, but I'm going to stop and unfollow this author. I haven't kept up with her Mafia books, and i read several of her historical fiction. But they felt too similar in the romance that it makes it seem dice are being rolled on setting and paranormal or contemporary. I don't discourage anyone from reading, but if you're finding yourself having trouble enjoying the books being cranked out, be warned. It's getting formulaic.