ARC Review: Unconditionally by Erin Lyon

Posted January 26, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 10 Comments

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.
ARC Review: Unconditionally by Erin Lyon
Unconditionally
by Erin Lyon

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 9th 2018
Series: Contract Killers #2
Published by Forge
Format: eARC
 

“…although I liked the characters in this I thought the romance was weak and I am still looking for a plot.”
~ Under the Covers

In the Contract Killers series, the world is much the same as today, but with one big difference: there is no such thing as marriage, instead people ‘sign’ with someone. This is basically the same as marriage only, like most contracts there is an end date; 7 years. After 7 years is up you can either part ways or re-up the contact for another 7 years.

Unconditionally is the second (maybe the last?) book in the Contract Killers series and starts just where we left off in the first book. So, if you haven’t read I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions you will need to pick that up first. We dive straight back into Kate’s world, where she is in the middle of a love square as well as keeping up with her crazy clients in her job as a signing attorney.

There were elements of Unconditionally I really liked, such as her antics as an attorney in signing law and the hilarious scraps that her clients find themselves in. I also thought Kate was a good heroine, she was smart and funny and seemed like just the kind of gal you would want as a friend. But these aspects of the book were outweighed by what I didn’t like.

This book read more like a list of events that had happened to Kate rather than as an interesting and engaging story. It  meandered through a few weeks of her life with seemingly no direction. We see Kate go to work. Kate goes home. Kate sees her friends. Kate pines after Adam – the forerunner in the love square. The whole book continues like this until Kate finally couples up with someone – I won’t say who – in the last 2% of the book. It was so abrupt, I thought that once again it was going to end with no clear conclusion regarding Kate’s love life. Then BAM it all sorts itself out with such a quick 180 from one of the characters (I don’t want to give spoilers!) that I was in danger of whiplash. This wasn’t story telling at its best.

I am not sure if this series is continuing or if it is duet, Kate’s story has concluded (I guess?) unless we are going for a meander into coupledom with her and her man. I won’t be in a rush to read anything further in this series; although I liked the characters in this I thought the romance was weak and I am still looking for a plot.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Great review Suzanne! Shared on my socials!!

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Thanks for sharing

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Great review Suzanne! Shared on my socials!!

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Thanks for sharing

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A grocery list of items sounds like notes for a story that has yet to be fleshed out. Thanks so much for the information.

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William D. Prystauk

A grocery list of items sounds like notes for a story that has yet to be fleshed out. Thanks so much for the information.

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the review.