Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Review for Darker the Release by Claire Kent - 4 bees knees
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
Kelly Watson got involved with mogul Caleb Marshall for all the wrong reasons: namely, to prove that he murdered her father twenty years ago. But Caleb is hotter than hell, the sex is mind-blowing, and Kelly’s afraid that she’s falling for him despite her chilling suspicions. Now, the more time she spends in his arms, the more she risks betraying her identity and losing her heart. The only way out is to discover the truth before Caleb figures out who she really is.
Caleb’s feelings for Kelly are taking him into uncharted territory, replacing his weakness for call girls and one-night stands with a hunger for something real. Still, the ruthless businessman in him can’t resist looking into Kelly’s background. When his investigation suggests that he’s not the only one with something to hide, Caleb is forced to decide if he can trust someone who’s been telling him lies. For the first time, Caleb understands how intimacy can be so tempting—and, in the wrong hands, so dangerous.
I really enjoyed this! I'm surprised I actually feel that way because what Kelly is doing is truly depressing! Her character, as in how she is as a person, is seriously lacking, and I had a hard time wanting her to be happy, but even with her doing this really awful thing, I still sort of liked her. I guess I get she's just lost, and doesn't have any self worth. And knowing what she was up to really put a pall over the intimate scenes with Caleb. There was an immense amount of sex scenes, and although they were hot and spicy, I do feel there were too many, and since there were so many, with the pall and all, I couldn't enjoy them fully, but as I said they were hot and spicy, so it wasn't all bad. There were a lot of sweet moments in this book between Caleb and Kelly, and I felt that their connection was genuine; two seriously closed off people, who are in major need of a deep connection. Caleb was great, and I like that sort of closed off alpha male character, so that was intriguing for me. I liked the alternating pov's, and I liked that this seemed like a conclusion for the story; I hate when stories drag on for no purpose, so I think this one wrapped up nicely. I didn't like some of Kelly's actions with Jack; I felt that was really unnecessary, and really didn't help endear Kelly to me. You definitely need to read the first book before you read this one, or you will be lost on a lot of the story development. In the end, I'm glad I read this series; the 2 books that is, and I enjoyed the growth the characters went through.