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Posted November 19, 2013
If you follow the blog, then you can tell that Selene Chardou is one of my favorite authors. There is just something about her books that I really enjoy, and I can’t seem to put them down once I start reading them. Now all of her books tie together, but they can be read as standalones as well. That is the case with this book, it is a standalone, but it also brings back some of the characters that we have met in the other books.
Now while I do enjoy Selene’s writings, this is probably my least favorite book from her. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it quite a bit but I just felt it was lacking on a few levels. The story starts kinda in the “middle” of Laurel and Will’s relationship. We do know from the blurb that Laurel was supposed to be Will’s “beard” (or cover) for his relationship with Grant. But I was left wondering how that all started how they were able to come to the agreement to do that and when their relationship had actually taken a turn for the real.
The characters in this book were really well written though, and that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed it. Laurel’s character is by far my favorite out of all the characters in the Scarlet Fever Series, she has an enormous amount of strength that shows through in many parts of the story. Even though something horrible happened in her past, she was able to overcome it. With Will’s character, I have mixed emotions about him. Even after everything was said and done, I didn’t really feel like he actually loved Laurel. Which bothered me because she’s a kick butt woman and deserves someone amazing!
There were lots of interesting information that was brought out in this book that explains a little bit about the characters, and the relationships that they have. I enjoyed that part completely. It was also great to see how Selene made the characters seem very life like, (sisters fighting and threatening each other), because that stuff happens in real life. I think with her adding that extra part in the book it made the story that much better.
Overall, while this isn’t my favorite book of hers, I did still enjoy it. And I will continue to read further into the series.