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Incredibly poorly written book
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2022
There are so many issues with this book, I don’t know where to begin.
First, Blaire (perfect name for a wanna-be, Malibu Barbie) IS a stuck-up, entitled, spoiled rich girl. And there’s no redemption…she remains that way throughout. Naive, sheltered, and—quite frankly—dumb. She is not a bright bulb.
Next, there are serious timeline issues in this book. At one point it’s six months since our “hero” let his girlfriend be murdered, then it’s magically 18 months. And, please note, it is absolutely our hero’s fault that the love of his life is dead. He was hired to do a job and failed, miserably. Granted, it’s the 18-millionth time, in a romance novel, that a woman had been stupid, and gotten herself in trouble. Shocker. Miranda was an idiot, but I liked her a heck of a lot better than Blaire.
And I do find it odd that Jimmy could fall so quickly for two completely opposite women. Which was he fooling himself with??
Anyway, aside from the timeline issues, an experienced bodyguard would NEVER allow themselves to be seated in the center of a restaurant. You always have your back to a wall and are near a secondary exit. There are many other things Jimmy does that show he is piss-poor at his job. Yay, he’s hot, but not good at what he does…being the protector.
And WHY is Blaire exactly ZERO part of finding her father. I mean, she literally does NOTHING! Not a damn thing. Just sits by and plays the victim.
And don’t get me started on what a poorly bolted-on plot device her father’s kidnapping is…it’s like a side note to try to give an awful story depth. It fails miserably and actually succeeds only in showing how shallow Blaire is…her first reaction to finding out her father has been rescued is to worry about how she looks.
Oh yeah, and a woman who frequently/repeatedly drinks until she’s stupid, stumbling, or pukes is SO attractive and smart.
This is actually a romance novel where the author did such a bad job of building the characters that I don’t want them to end up together. I don’t want a HEA for either of these characters, but most of all for Blaire. She’s AWFUL!! Oh…and for the final coup de etat in this dumpster fire of a book, she does from being a blond to having brown hair. WHO EDITS THESE THINGS?????
Anyway, the way the book is conveniently tied up with a bow is insulting at best. Oh, suddenly here’s a suspect and all is resolved. YAY!!!
Ugh…awful, awful book.