Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: A Terrible Love

A Terrible Love
By:  Marata Eros

Rating: 4/5 Cogs


Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. But Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind—neither her own, nor that of the one man who sees who she really is…and whose unexpected presence may breach the peaceful life Jess has painstakingly created for herself.

Devin Castile didn’t expect to meet a young woman who may be the missing puzzle piece to his existence…and who is also the victim of a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. But when Jess’s lies begin to crumble in the face of their undeniable attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life.


When I requested to read this book, I expected something completely different than what this book actually was.  I figured this would be another run of the mill romance with some suspense tied in, but I was surprised at the depth of the terror the author was able to instill in me.  Just the prologue made me second guess what I thought this book was about.  The prologue is so horrendous and terrifying that I realized quickly that this book was going to be more than I truly expected.  Tip to everyone:  If you're unsure of whether you'd like this book, definitely download the sample.  The way this book starts is thrilling and you will be hooked quickly.

Mackey is a well developed character that is suddenly thrust into a love triangle, which is definitely the last place that she wants to be.  Mitch and Devin are both vying for her attention, but both seem a tad off, as if something isn't quite right.  Mitch is the safety net, while Devin is thrilling and sexy (I was definitely voting for Devin right off the bat ;) )  

Reading this made me wish I knew a little bit more about ballet so I could understand the work that
Jess was doing more, but I'm assuming I'm correct in thinking it was quite a bit.  There were parts of me that really wanted to shake Mackey, because I couldn't believe she wasn't putting things together the way I was, but I'd like to think that perhaps she was a bit preoccupied by her dancing.  The deaths that had been happening since she joined the college just seemed too coincidental to me, and Mackey is a smart gal, I feel that she should have been a bit more concerned about it.

The only thing that kept me from giving this book a solid 5/5 is the ending.  I really feel that it was a tad bit rushed.  It really seemed to come out of no where for me.  There was some foreshadow that this was what was going to ultimately happen, but it just seemed to start happening out of no where.  I'd like to see it expanded a bit more, to build the terror a bit better.

Overall, this is a great read, and I would recommend it to NA readers!

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