Why did I want to read this book?
I was intrigued to find out the back story of Justin and Caitlin. Plus, I always love heroes who have been in love with the heroine for a long time already. It’s always interesting to see the dynamics between the characters in that kind of set-up.
What worked for me?
The thing that I loved most about Justin and Caitlin and their story was the obvious fact that they do complement each other very well. Justin seems like the quiet and steady guy but with a wild streak as well and Caitlin is no pushover but she has a good head on her shoulders and obviously a kind heart as well. They’ve been in a relationship-esque status quo, being together without officially being together, if that makes any sense. They haven’t really defined what they are together but they are in each other lives. And while it was a little heartbreaking that Caitlin’s abduction had been the catalyst, I was glad to see them move forward to the next steps of their relationship.
I love the chemistry between these two. They have that passive-aggressive thing going on, especially in the beginning, but it’s more of their form of foreplay than anything else more serious. It’s always entertaining watching them bicker but at the same time, you feel incredibly certain that nothing will ever come between them nor will they ever allow anything to anyway.
I also love the emotional bits that we get from this book. I mentioned earlier how strong the chemistry was between these two so you don’t have anything to worry about with the sexy times in this book. But I’m also glad that there were heart-tugging scenes that made me feel closer to both Justin and Caitlin and made me root even more for their HEA.
What did not work for me?
I thought there would be more of that struggle between the two with how they’re dealing with the aftermath of Caitlin’s abduction, Justin with his guilt and Caitlin with this anger at Justin for continuing to treat her as breakable, and of course more of Caitlin’s seduction of Justin. So I was basically been left wanting more on that front. But it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the rest of their story.
As for the writing, I wanted it to be a little tighter. There were parts when I felt the conversations were a little contrived and some transitions between scenes felt a little ragged. I appreciated her writing more in her Moon Virus series.
My over-all take on it?
For those who have been waiting for Justin’s and Caitlin’s story, this book will definitely be a treat for you guys. For newcomers to the series like me (who have read this book as well as Book 3), it was a good journey getting to know these two characters as well as the others in this world that Cassandra Lawson created. This one was a quick and sexy read.
My rating: I liked reading it.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.
Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.
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