First, i would like to say Kit Rocha is (are) one of my favorite writer(s) and I buy everything they have. I usually love their books, but I struggled with this from page 1
i wanted to read dystopian forbidden-love romance amongst the riders, not Die Hard with sex in it. too much drama and fighting (i get it. the world stinks after the flares.) but i skipped whole pages trying to find something to sink my teeth into.
The sexual tension between deacon and ana is MINIMAL at best. love/hate/respect all seemed tenuous and short-lived and in constant flux as ana kept trying to be her feminist best and deacon tried to completely bore me to tears with every word spoken.
i WILL read Ivan's book because i think that holds more promise, but I can't understand all the five star ratings unless people are merely going by how well it was written. I get it. These two authors combine for brilliant prose, but it failed miserably to engage this reader. The number of times i metaphorically banged my head onto my desk or pillow and thought, 'get on with it' is staggering. I think there are less stars in the galaxy, honestly.
If i wanted an adventure book full of action, I'd read that. I usually love this writer and hope it will be my only 3-star rating i give them.
Welp, onto Ivan!