Wednesday, 11 February 2015

I obviously went through a Navy SEAL phase - well no more!!

Navy SEAL John Sloane didn’t expect to be reunited with the girl whose heart he broke.

But when Alicia Adam's daughter is kidnapped, he jumps into action.

To regain her trust and protect her, he'll risk his career and even his life.  It all hinges on one daring scheme that could put everything in jeopardy! 

This was my first book by this author and it will be my last unfortunately.  This reader cannot give this book a favourable review as I thought this book was a waste of time, paper and effort not only on the part of the author, the agent and the publisher but also on the part of this reader.

It is the usual uninspired plot line of Hero returns home after years away and is reunited with an unrequited love who gets themselves into trouble and whom he has to save.  With the typical ‘Happy Ever After’ ending.

The characters did not ring true.  The SEAL could not have been further from SEAL material if the author made him an actual seal.  To make matters worse we are constantly reminded that he is an ex-Seal.  The female lead was a waste of space and played the poor put upon female to a ‘t’.  When the characters are allowed inner dialogue this is constantly repetitive and boring beyond belief. 

The good guys and the bad guys were obvious right from the get go and nothing was really left for the reader to ponder over.  And without giving too much away, they got what they deserved.

The author pays attention to the action part of the book but neglects character and plot development together with character back stories.  There was little to no sexual chemistry between the main parties and nothing to get the reader caring about what would happen to them.

This story has been done to death in many different styles, forms and set in many different scenarios and eras.  Please authors come up with something more original, interesting and thought provoking for your readers.  They will thank you for it.

In short this reader found this novel to be an absolute waste of time paper and effort.

Full Disclosure: ARC received from Netgalley for an honest review.

I gave this a 1 star Netgalley rating, and an ‘I did not like it’ rating on (2 stars) and (1 star).

No comments:

Post a Comment