Book 3 - Surrender Series
No one is who they seem to be. I let Vincent into my heart because he seemed so different from everyone in my conservative world of wealth management. I thought we shared something special, but Vincent has been playing me this entire time. As our relationship reaches a crisis point, a man from my past returns looking for a second chance. Is my ex really looking for redemption or is his goal something more sinister? I try my best to hold it all together, until I discover a revelation that will change everything."What gives you a thrill Kristen?
The blurb to this book is largely misleading. Krsiten flipped out over a text message and Vincent did not betray her. As I said in my last review she jumped far too quickly to horrible conclusions but whatever, it's her life she's ruining. By the end of this book I truly did not know why I read them all, I should have stopped after the first book. Despite the chaotic eventful ending I still found Vincent and Kristen's relationship unrealistic and lacking in substance. The insight into Marty and Kristen's relationship was nice and gave good background on what had happened but I didn't give a flying fuck about Marty and Kristen. I wanted that lovely development to be Vincent and Kristen. The Giselle flashback with Vincent came across as unnecessary because we already had a information about what happened and the flashback didn't provide anything new.
The final scene made me so mad and irritated with Kristen - why didn't she call for help? She could have called the police instead of standing there and yelling at Marty and Vincent fighting. Silly idiot for not understanding the threat a mental unstable and highly possessive, abusive ex-boyfriend could be. If Kristen had been wary of Marty instead of underestimating him the whole fight could have been avoided. During the fight she was as useful as a vase, standing there gaping in horror. Where did her intelligence go? And then the whole waiting to die, Romeo and Juliet drama didn't sit right with me. I felt like yelling at Vincent and Kristen - run, move, don't give up you numb skulls! Lucky for their theatrical asses someone had been smart enough to call the police.
In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much from this last book I just wanted to know what happened. Thankfully it's a novella and not a novel so I didn't have to read too much. The relationship didn't develop and the tiny piece of me that admired Kristen's sass was destroyed by how weak she came across in this novel. While it appeared to be a happy ending, without the character depth I didn't feel anything but relief it was over.
xxx Literary George
Thank you to NetGalley and Priscilla West for the copy in exchange for an honest review.