I want to start off by saying I love this series, but not this book so much. See I didn’t like the hero. I found him to be selfish and and egotistical. Now there is a secret he is hiding. One that made his parents send him off to boarding school at a young age to hide, but still at some point he needed to get therapy or something.
The story opens up with Kit Devigny, an actress and friend of the band, running to Noah St. John’s room. Kit and Noah have an connection and friendship like no other, but Kit is falling in love and Noah doesn’t know how to love. So Noah does an unthinkable action that pushes Kit away. While she stays friendly with the band, her relationship with Noah is on a bad level. No one really knows why and only one person in the band knows the secret that is killing Noah slowly.
Now someone is stalking Kit, but the media has tagged Kit and Noah as the perfect couple. Kit with the halo and Noah the bad boy image. The stalker is getting closer and more daring with each pass. With a ill placed public meeting, the two become a couple in the eyes of the world, but Kit can’t open up her heart to Noah again and Noah isn’t about to reveal his secret.
And in the end that is what ticked me off. Noah spends so much energy and time hiding his secret, but never recovering from it. Your mind races to terrible things an I am not discounting what his secret is because it was bad. Just not in a way that blames him, but in a way that he uses it as a crutch and nightmare to keep the one thing he wants more than anything away from him.
Kit is a strong woman and when he breaks her heart the first time, she knows she can’t be with him. She struggles internally a lot and at times I just wanted her to walk away. I couldn’t find anything in Noah I wanted enough for the pain Kit endured. Kit guards her heart, tries to remain cold, but she loves this man and wants only to help him.
That’s where I just got tired of it for a while. It felt like the story went in circles. Yes, I love him. No, I can’t love him. I can’t tell her. I must protect her. I will leave her. I can’t leave her. Yes, I love him….and on and on it felt like it went.
There wasn’t much sexy about the story. It was more drama and tear jerking than a love story. Yes, what was done to Noah is horrible and his family is horrible, but at some point he needed to find a solution to work for him besides never sleeping and drinking too much. It just got old fast.
Literary Pickers: Evening Gown/Dress
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