April 7, 2012

REVIEW: Closer to My Heart by Becky Moore

Jane Porter’s life is all about fiction, but when it comes to dealing with her inconsiderate upstairs tenant, she’s all business. The cuffs are off when her noisy neighbor jolts her out of a sound sleep with a cacophony of banging thuds and her erstwhile favorite workout musicians, the Clash.

Imagine her surprise to find the offending party is not her flighty neighbor, Amber … but a sizzling, melt-your-panties Adonis, Lucas Moore. Discouraged when a recurrent nightmare drives Lucas from another sleepless night, he figures a hard run is the perfect physical distraction to help him get back to sleep.

But half an hour into his groove, pounding on the door stops him in his tracks. Who knew opening it would change the course of his life. Yet, one look at the breath-taking woman demanding entrance put his whole body on alert—and a serious strain on his self-imposed celibacy.

Can a dangerous, ex-government agent and a friendly, outgoing writer have anything in common other than combustible physical attraction? And when the flames of passion are banked, can Lucas and Jane trust the tentative bond they’re building beyond the bedroom? Sometimes, the right words can make all the difference in the world.

Beautiful and smart female lead. Check. Hot guy with a hidden dark past. Check. Sexual tension that'll drive you crazy. Check. So why only a two cauldron rating?

Picked this up for FREE over at Amazon and I hate to admit but I'm glad I didn't pay a single cent for it. I'd read somewhere that if you were a fan of Fifty Shades then you'd love this too. I'm really starting to hate that opening sentence, "If you liked Fifty Shades of Grey...". I don't think there is anything that compares to Fifty Shades, then again I'm not really an expert in erotica and BDSM so I don't have much to compare it to. Only thing that I'm sure of is that this wasno where near anything like Fifty Shades of Grey. 

The story jumped from one thing to another and bits and pieces of the story were inconsistent. I personally felt like the transition between POV's wasn't as smooth and I would have to think for a second and figure out whose head I was in. There was good chemistry between the male and female protagonists and their love scenes were steamy but that was about it. It just moved too fast even though the story supposedly spaned a few months. I think the author had some really great elements she could have played with but at the end I just felt like she couldn't pull it together. If the book was a little longer I think I might have formed some kind of emotional attachment to the characters but at the end Jane and Lucas seemed like two strangers that I was just spying on for two hours. But hey, I can't really complain that much since it was free. At least it occupied me for at least two hours while I was at work dying of boredom. 

1 comment:

  1. Here we go again with false advertising. I just hate it when I get sucked in to that crap. Glad you got this for free, it would've been a waste of your pennies if you paid for it.


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