Monday, 27 July 2015

Review- Criminal by Alex Abbott

Title: Criminal
Author: Alex Abbott
Genre: Romance
My Rating- 3 Stars



He was my protector. My savior. He would have done anything for me.

Now he's a criminal, and he's taken everything.

He's my stepbrother and I hate him.

I'm homeless, jobless, desperate. And I had to come crawling back. To him.

Bad enough my college money went to post his bail, now I have to work in the same, seedy bar he deals out of, too, just to get by? And listen to him with girl after girl, night after night, while he walks around all shirtless and sexy during the day?

I'm going crazy--wanting him. I know I shouldn't.

Maybe he was once my Prince Charming, but now he's just a big, tattooed, pierced, cocky prick. 

Problem is, even though he cut contact with me two years ago, I couldn't turn off the feeling I had for him. He's back, and my feelings are back too.

Now he's in trouble, with his gang, with the law.

And me... I'm in trouble, too.

My Review

I’m a little torn as I’m writing this review because as with other reviews in some parts this book was a strong 4 star read but then at other only a 2 star. I have read a few step-brother romance stories over the last view months so I was looking forward to this one.

The story is about Kaiden and Abby. Abby has to go and live with Kaiden after her parents death. Abby has been in love with Kaiden for years the only problem is that she is her stepbrother. What follows is a story of forbidden romance with some drama and action thrown in.

For me I liked the action and drama within the story I always feels it adds to the story however for me at times I felt it was often resolved a little too quickly.

One major issue for me when reading was the way that Kaiden and Abbey referred to each other. I understand that it’s a step-brother romance story but when the main characters refer to each other a brother and sister during sex and in monologue of thought it just felt wrong reading. It just but me off a little and I found myself skimming over those parts.

As I read an ARC version of this book the author has made some edits so I’m not sure if this had been changed and as it currently free on Amazon I may download to read at some point.

Over all this story had lots of potential to be a great story  but it just didn’t quite do it for me, however I will certainly look out for other books by author Alex Abbott in the future.

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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