This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense
Released on June 2, 2014
Okay, I tried, I really did. I was so eager to read this book because of the blurb and I love military romances, but man…there’s only so much I could take with this heroine and the improbable plot that surrounds her.
I pushed through to chapter eight which is about one-third of the way and had to give it up. I was getting too angry and disgusted to bother even if the heroine pulled off a massive turn around after that. I am definitely in the mood to feel sorry for her love interest who has been nothing but solicitous, patient, kind and honest in the face of her lying, brattiness, petulance and foolish assumption that she can do alone the work of a trained Navy SEAL team against not one, but two mob factions.
The heroine struck me as a selfish, obnoxious and spoiled. As the story progressed this conviction really grew as she kept flipping the blame for her choices on others and justifying her silence which was endangering everyone around her, wrongly assuming that everyone thinks she’s a screw up so why bother (her actions by her own admittance prove that the label would be deserved), and acting pretty immature in regard to the guy she’s attracted to and the loving brother it is killing to see her in danger and possibly sent to prison for her wrongful choices. I just couldn’t see heroine material here even if a distant part of me could admire her desire to take down the mob.
So because I didn’t see the heroine pulling off a big game changer in my opinion of her and I honestly wouldn’t wish her on poor Murphy, I’ll just chalk this one up to this not being the story for me.
It is a New Adult level Romantic Suspense that has a good overall premise and shows some good plot points. The camaraderie of the SEAL team is great so others might want to give this one a go.
My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review thoughts.