Review: Behold the Stars by Susan Fanetti

Posted January 29, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Behold the Stars by Susan Fanetti
Behold the Stars
by Susan Fanetti

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Dec. 7, 2013
Series: Signal Bend #2
Published by Self Published
Pages: 263
Format: eBook
 

 

 After reading this book, I felt like I was going to have PTSD. ~ Under the Covers

If you’re a fan of biker books, then this is one you need to check out. But I feel like I should put a warning here. Yes, it does state that it has explicit violence in it and while that’s almost expected for a biker book, I don’t think it really gives adequate warning for the type of violence. If you’re easily triggered by violence against women and animals, then this book may not be for you. It’s heavily detailed and very, very graphic. All the violence is aimed at women in a very in your face sort of way. While I’ve read my fair share of violence in books, I found that the level of intensity in this one was almost too much to bear. For one, it’s so graphic and it seems to pile onto each other, scene after scene. At times, I didn’t find it necessarily at all and thought perhaps it was used to create some shock value. For me, it was just a little over the top, bordering on obscene. After reading this book, I felt like I was going to have PTSD.

BEHOLD THE STARS continues with the kickass heroine Lilli and her badass biker man, Isaac. The focus of this book is really on the events with Lawrence Ellis. I felt like the romance took a backseat in this one although there are some crazy hot sex scenes as well. But because of the severity of the situation and how well Fanetti writes such violent and dramatic scenes, the romance and especially the sex scenes seemed almost forced as she tried to balance it out. For me, I was annoyed whenever they were going to get down in the middle of the hospital after everything that had happened. It just wasn’t an appropriate time and place and therefore, wasn’t believable to me.

I blazed through this book, found myself holding my breath and then knew it was something good when the events stayed with me long after I finished it. As addicting as it was, some scenes overshadowed the romance and as a result, I had to take half a star off for it. All in all though, Fanetti has a great voice and I’ll be looking forward to reading about Show next!

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About Susan Fanetti

My fanfic penname at FanFiction and AO3 is laughingwarrior. All my fanfic is in the Sons of Anarchy fandom, and it’s all erotic biker romance. Sex and action. I like things messy.

Having done rather a lot of research on MCs and the club life–research far beyond the limits of the SOA ‘verse–and being rather partial to hot, rough men in ink and leather, my original work does not yet stray far from that world. Still writing biker romance, but now I’m writing entirely in a world of my own imagination.

I’m a Midwestern native transplanted to California, where I live with my husband, youngest son, and our three cats.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I have book 1 of this series but haven’t read yet. Your review of book 2 has me wanting to move the book up in my TBR pile.

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It’s definitely eye-opening.

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Thanks for the warning on this Annie.

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Thanks annie