Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book review of Convicted by Dee Tenorio

A thrilling suspense from Entangled’s Ignite imprint…

The only thing more dangerous than passion is the truth.

Former Marine and new Sheriff’s Deputy Cade Evigan is hanging onto his damaged soul—and his personal code—by a thread. His current mission? Weed out a violent motorcycle crew from a small mountain town. The problem? Katrina Killian, a woman standing firmly on the other side of the law, smack in the middle of the gang he’s there to destroy. She may get under his skin, but the sultry biker has criminal written all over her. So why can't he see her like any other convict?

For two years, Katrina has been a DEA agent hiding in plain sight amidst a pack of killers, working to put an end to the gang that has terrorized her hometown. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man who could blow her cover—and her heart—to pieces, but Cade’s become an addiction she can’t break. Unable to risk either of their lives with the truth, she plays both ends against the middle to keep him safe. But lies can only last so long, and Katrina’s time has just run out…

I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was a DNF for me at about 70%.

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When I read the synopsis to this I lost it. It sounded like such a hot read and TOTALLY up my ally! But when I began reading I had a really hard time getting into the book so I put it down for a few days hoping that would help. It didn't. I typically stop reading when I can't get into a book (bc life is too short and my TBR list is insane) but I really wanted to give this one a chance. So I kept at it but at about 70% through the book I just couldn't continue.

My main issue is that the writing wasn't very smooth- it felt choppy to me. And I always felt confused as to what I was reading because it did jump around time wise. Also, I never connected to the characters and I think that had a lot to do with the fact that the characters weren't very strong, in my opinion. They weren't believable to me.

It's no surprise that I love Alpha males. I mean, COME ON, who doesn't!? This book did not deliver for me. I felt that Cade was way too weak and vulnerable for my liking. It's ok in certain cases but it was too much for me. At some points I felt like the roles were reversed between Cade and Trina. Don't get me wrong, I love a ball-busting chick but I wasn't feeling it.

I will probably try another book by Dee Tenorio because you never know... maybe Convicted didn't work for me but who is to say another one of her other books won't. 

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