To Kill A Likening: Romance Suspense

To Kill A Likening: Romance Suspense

by MK Hunt


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ISBN-13: 9781500352042
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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To Kill A Likening: Romance Suspense 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BooksRMagicVR More than 1 year ago
Sarah is a struggling writer. Dave, her agent, needs her script rewritten in the next two weeks in order for her to have any payment possible. So, Dave assigns Sarah a new writing partner, Ryan Nebula. Ryan has some serious issues, which Sarah knows, after some incidents. Although she takes this to Dave, Dave ignores her complaints. At last, when Ryan takes some big steps towards Sarah, she takes refuge in another of her colleague, Zach's place. Things start running bad from then on and the readers come to know why Ryan is behaving like a psycho. This is a simple plot line with common suspense and crime elements. The author has made it pretty clear from the beginning what type of human Ryan is. So, there is no big suspense there, except the places where we wonder what he is going to do next. At those places, the author has given it good. Sarah has a tough life and her relationship with her dad is admirable. She is strong, independent and stubborn. But, thinking of her position with the species of men, its difficult not to be stubborn. She could have taken a better stand with respect to Ryan and waited out with Zach to see where it goes. Sarah and Zach - the romance was sudden and unexpected. The readers will find it difficult to relate with the romance, or the forever after. There is no background story of why they are attracted all of a sudden. Although I seriously liked this short novel, there are some places that needs immediate repair. First thing comes the writing. The writing has some major flaws and so does the spellings. Second, it seriously needs an editor. Some places are plain wrong. "Im still at the hospital. Ryan killed Dad and he almost killed me." "Good God! This is incredible. Are you safe now?" Seriously? People, especially your own boyfriend, don't say incredible, when you are in danger. That's why I said, this book needs an editor/beta as soon as possible. With proper edits, this book will get through the right audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title: TO KILL A LIKENING Author: M. K. Hunt Reviewer: George Shadow Summary: What if you’re a first time writer on a job that was almost impossible to get and a disaster if you loose it? What if another employee appears who is ‘different,’ maybe strange, maybe worse!! Fate can hand you some really scary times, times when you begin to worry if you will ever come through it, and some terrorizing moments when you know you won’t. It gets even worse, what if you’ve just found the best reason to live that you’ve ever known in your life. Now, you’ve got everything to gain, and everything to loose. A fast paced romance suspense novel that will deny you sleep until you’re at the very tip end. Social/Historical Context: TO KILL A LIKENING is a very good story. It delves into the mind of a serial killer, who is trying so hard to appear and live a normal life. Perhaps it could be developed for cinema and a good film it will make. Book Cover & Formatting The cover design is well thought out and the interior formatting is quite okay. The red background wall behind the mirror on the cover highlights the ominous content of the book. Its exaggerated ‘KILL” in the title equally exhibits a foreboding of its own. The interior needs to be re-arranged since certain paragraphs had no indentation. Writing Style: The book’s chapters are made up of simple-structured sentences that vividly convey the horror Author Hunt needs to portray in his story as it unfolds. Grammatical errors are not so present but one or two typos were observed as the pages flew by. My Thoughts: The idea that a human being one thought was normal can quickly become unpredictably deadly is a particular theme of interest in modern fiction. The mystery and thriller genre has tried to twist this concept over and over again down the years to varied degrees of success. TO KILL A LIKENING is one of such books with a lot of promise, which the author has tried to fully develop, however this reviewer is of the opinion that more could have been done to polish this novel and get that final shine out of its content. George Shadow is the author of THE BLACK BOOK.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
When Sarah finds out she might be getting her big break—and finally some income—she’s thrilled. But she’s less thrilled when her agent demands that she work with a more experienced partner to revise her script, even though Ryan turns out to be talented and have excellent suggestions. As time passes, though, Ryan becomes fixated on Sarah—to violent extremes. As Sarah struggles to break free of his obsession, she meets and begins to fall for the handsome and successful Zach…but Ryan can’t stand to see her with another man… I read a lot of suspense novels, and I enjoy them as “fun” reading when I need something entertaining. “To Kill a Likening” had a lot of promise, I thought, and I really liked the premise—an up and coming screenwriter, an obsessed writing partner, a handsome love interest. Those are the bones of a great plot. However, I didn’t like the execution did it justice—Ryan gets too unpredictable and crazy too fast, and I didn’t find it realistic just how many of his behaviors Sarah excused before she finally decided he was truly dangerous. I also feel like too many “all caps” sentences to show ferocity and yelling makes the writing feel a little unpolished. That being said, the story itself is very entertaining and Ryan’s psychosis is truly disturbing (especially some of the scenes at the end). Recommended to readers who like suspense novels and can overlook a few flaws in order for an otherwise entertaining read.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Sarah is a screenplay writer who has hit rock bottom and is desperate for a contract. When her agent secures one, to her dismay, she has to rewrite a big portion of her finished script. And on top of that, she has to take on a writing partner named Ryan. When Ryan shows psychotic behavior toward her, she tries to stay away from him but it is too late. He seems to have attached himself to her and his behavior gets even worse.  In my eyes, this was not a very believable story. As twisted as Ryan was, he shouldn’t have lasted as long as he did. I don’t know why the script was not discussed. I would like to have at least known what it was about. I think there should have been discussion of the changes in the rewrite. The hookup between Sarah and Zack just didn’t click with me at all. The chemistry just wasn’t there. There was no character development at all. I believe this could be an entertaining story with a bit more details added in.
Lennette More than 1 year ago
    To Kill A Likening gives an in depth peek into the mind of a serial killer who does not see himself as meeting that description at all.  The past does shape our future, but for some it is far for the worse rather than for the better.  Meet Sarah, a struggling writer, who is trying to get her first big break.  Her father is fighting a terminal disease, and she does her best to juggle his care, working, and writing.  Her life cannot be described as successful yet, and it seems that losing her boyfriend to someone that she already knows seems to be the icing on the cake, until she meets Ryan.     Sarah’s agent insists that she needs a writing partner to meet her demanding deadline, so he hires Ryan to help her.  Sarah is reluctant, to say the least, but eventually their artistic juices start to flow and she decides that maybe he is not so bad after all.  When Ryan expresses a romantic interest in her, she makes it a point to let him know that she only wants friendship between the two of them.  Ryan does not take it well at all.  In fact, he seems to turn into someone or something that begins to scare Sarah enough to mention it to her agent.  He brushes it off, but things come to a head when everyone close to Sarah is thrust into the path of a madman.  Is Ryan really someone else, and could he be connected to other recent crimes?     Zack, a successful man in the entertainment business, takes a liking to Sarah and becomes her protector.  Handsome and best described as a womanizer, Sarah keeps her distance until she is thrown into a dire situation and he becomes her best answer.  This story will take you on a rollercoaster ride as our bad guy self mutilates, stalks Sarah, and eventually targets her father.  Get ready to experience the torturous mind of a killer, Sarah’s bravery, and even love as this saga unfolds.  I found the killer to be particularly interesting as I experienced his emotions and came to know his mind and why he felt compelled to kill.  You will come to understand the title of the book as the definition of “likening” makes Sarah a natural choice as his next victim.  I enjoyed this book and the cover is just menacing enough to peak interest.  There are a few grammatical errors that need correcting, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book anyway.  So much so that I read it in one day!  I just kept turning the pages to see what would happen next and I will read a sequel if the author writes one.  Enjoy!!