Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Review of Elect(Eagle Elite#2) by Rachel VanDyken

Confusing Continuation 

Elect is the continuation of Trace and Nixon's Mafia romance.

I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have had some serious issues with electronics for about six months including losing all my ARC's to my Kindle, that went to the electronic place in the sky and for that I apologize to NetGalley and the author.  I had a list and was able to finally access my ARC's via computer so reviews will be coming although quite late. 

Wow. What can I say? I am even more frustrated than I was before. This story had SO much potential and I know that as a Beta Reader we are there to help give feedback or even sometimes catch things however the direction that the author took this story in, I just don't understand. I don't pretend to know a lot about Mafia behavior but I do know from watching all kinds of Mafia, mobster, gangster,etc. movies that "sharing" or at at least pretending to share your love interest is a NO-NO. Men have been killed just for looking at the " Boss' " woman the wrong way let alone letting one make out with her constantly. There were so many different issues but just to keep it simple the story simply didn't gel with me. I applaud the author's effort because this kind of story simply had not been done before but I just can't get past the story line and how confusing the parentage is with the characters. I re-read the chapters several times and I was just as confused if not more. I even went as far as writing notes and just finally gave up. There are very sensual love scenes and one questionable sex scene, drinking, and cussing through out the book. The cover is a little confusing because Trace is supposed to have dark hair right? 
Sorry, I take things so literal.  

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