I just finished the book I mean I couldn’t put it down and I started it yesterday. I loved everything about it UNTIL the last 2 CHAPTERS. I seriously couldn’t believe the author did that to us.
I felt like H.J got tired of writing the story and just wanted to finish it up, so disappointing. I had such high hopes for this novel. I have been planning on reading it for some time
We have this huge mystery build up and then when the event occurs, we fast forward and the end of the event with no closure. Then there is the Epilogue. What the Hell. I mean H.J, seriously did you have to do that to us. I actually think you should have left us hanging and then made a second book.
Thank goodness I didn't pay for it, I read it through amazon kindleunlimited.
The Following is Spoilers, proceed with caution
Blue gets attacked while she is running on her evening jog.
1st of all: How sheltered can you be. You live in a city with high crime rate and you go running at night by yourself. She was asking for trouble.
2nd: she has been warned repeatedly by coaches, Tuck, her roommate and other friends that she shouldn’t be going out at night by herself like that.
Okay besides Blue having her blond moments of stupidity, (No offense to all my blond friends out their) I really liked the book.
I want to fast-forward to the end.
Blue is getting threatening letters, packages, pictures, etc. from the attacker. The letters say, “I will return to finish the job.”
Why doesn’t she report anything? Why does she let it get so far?
Besides all this I want to ask H.J. Bellus a few questions?
1. What happened those 2 months Blue was gone? Will we ever find out? What did her captures do to her?
2. Why Steve and Stephie? I understand Stephie’s reasons, but how did she get Steve to participate? What do or did they have going on?
3. How did Blue escape? Where exactly was she? In the woods? How did she get to the shelter?
All the questions are hanging out there in limbo. You gave us too little to work with, in the last chapter. Why?
Rating 4*. I would have given it 5 if she gave us a little more to finish up the novel.
Personal Thoughts with Spoliers
There were verity of different emotions that came from our dear protagonist, Farah. She suffered from gang rape, neglectful parents. She was abused physically and emotionally. Farah had a difficult time trust anyone. So when Cooper comes into her life, she is immediately wary for him.
What I liked about the book is that Farah didn't let life eat-her-up. She kept pushing forward. I personal had a difficult time with Cooper. He was WAY to aggressive and forceful. He thought he owned her when he never even took her on a true date. Yea Farah end up liking it, but what does that say to girls. We want a man that is so over baring that we can't even breath. I don't think so.
One thing that has to be difficult for our protagonist is being away from her sister. Her sister is still stuck with\their father. The girls were ganged raped by a group of bikers and kept hostage for a week. I can't even fathom that. This book is very intense. Sexual season or graphic and language is strong.
Traci's Top NA Reads
1. Anywhere with You
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