This was my very first read by this author. While chatting with a friend about it, I found out that this is a spin-off series from her MC series. The book started really strong, and I was loving it. The heroine, Bronte, seemed to be a strong person, and she also seemed to have some crazy chemistry with the hero, Crow, who also happened to be her new boss. That fizzled out rather quickly, and so did my excitement for the story.
The entire book is being told only from Bronte’s POV, and it just felt so one-dimensional, and a little boring to be honest. There was a bunch of drama thrown in there at some point. But after reading so many books lately with such complex plot lines, this one just went over my head, and I didn’t feel invested at all. Also, it was unnecessary in parts. Once the main drama got clarified, there was not much else to say. But the author decided to throw a couple more things in there to get a good word count in, and I think that worked against her, at least for a first time reader of her work like me.
Also worth mentioning, this was the mellowest MC I have ever read about. They wanted to act badassy, but it wasn’t working out. I wasn’t impressed with the sexy scenes either, they felt forced and there just because they are expected in a romance novel.
The ending dragged for many chapters, and just when I thought it was over, she was gearing up to throw more at us.
In all honesty, had I read this book ten or more years ago as part of some Harlequin series, this would’ve been awesome. The competition is pretty intense in the romance world now, though, with all the independent authors out there, and this book does not compare with so many others that I’ve read.