Genre fiction lover: Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy
I think there were some good ideas in this book that were rather clumsily executed. A potentially good story was undermined by issues of plot contrivance that somewhat cannibalized the story for me, imo.
The book starts off with a very promising premise. The heroine, Jazmine has been horrifically assaulted and left bleeding in an alley. The hero Javier, stumbles upon her and gets her to help.
I am going to put a lot of the rest of this review under spoiler because there are some revealing plot details that I want to mention in my review:
Outside of those things, the second part of the book really squandered the promising set up. It became a series of sex scenes and coincidental revelations that strained credulity. It felt like a lot of Deus Ex Machina happening all over the place.
And some characters, Javier's ex-girlfriend in particular, were drawn so broadly that they were cartoonish.
So while I kinda liked some of the emotional tugs the book elicited, overall it did not work for me