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 Sylvia Day
Released: March 11, 2014
Series: Afterburn & Aftershock #2
Published by Harlequin
“An easy forgiveness and easy HEA sometimes can leave me just unsatisfied and I think that’s a bit of what happened with this one for me.” ~Under the Covers
AFTERSHOCK concludes the story of Gia and Jax. As this is part of the COSMO RED HOT READS, I think it fits perfectly with the “fun and fearless female” theme. Gia is a strong heroine for sure and she showed us some more of that in this part. I have to admit that she handled some of the things that Jax threw her way better than I would’ve.
I really enjoyed the first part of this story and thought the hero was beyond hot. In AFTERSHOCK though, he comes across as a bit of a jerk and a dominant ass (and not in the way you might want him to be). Yes, he’s still extremely hot (panty-melting hot!!!) but I literally wanted to bash his head against the wall sometimes.
As much as this part had a lot of issues thrown in that built up the emotions, the resolution felt rushed. I wanted to see Jax beg and grovel a bit more. He could’ve done a better job at that. An easy forgiveness and easy HEA sometimes can leave me just unsatisfied and I think that’s a bit of what happened with this one for me. Which I’m bummed about because I really liked these characters and the general storyline the author was going for!
I would definitely recommend, if you haven’t picked up the “parts” of this story, pick up the full length novel. I do believe that by having this release in two parts and with so much time apart it took something away from the continuity of the story. As a reader, it was hard to remember some details and I was a bit confused at times about what was going on until it later on clicked. I think if you read it all in one sitting you might find you enjoy it more and some things might even bother you less.
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