I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Shannon Stacey
Released: June 7, 2010
Series: Kowalski Family #1
Published by Carina Press
However, there was one thing that bugged me about this story. You know when a story lacks because its pacing is too slow? Well, this was the exact opposite. I felt like everything was happening so quickly that I didn’t get to enjoy the good parts as much as I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong, each scene was written nicely, but I just felt that they should have been longer or at least better paced.We meet Keri and Joe fairly quickly in the book and then suddenly their romance starts to bloom. I felt like I didn’t get a chance to really know Keri or Joe individually before their romance started. Because of this, I didn’t have that same connection with the characters as I have with others.
Also, the big Kowalski family has its advantages and disadvantages. The side story with Terry and her problems added in more heart, which I think saved her from being seen as the “mean Keri-hating sister”. However, the rest of the family and their pop-in appearances really threw me over. There were so many new names and personalities that were thrown into my face that I felt really overwhelmed. To me, a strong family doesn’t necessarily mean a big family. So I hope that that will get better when I read the next book in the series, UNDENIABLY YOURS.
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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