So I read the first book, Alpha, and couldn't really connect with the characters. Despite that, I decided to read to see where the story goes and if there was more to this follow-up novel than the first one.
At first I thought "This one was so much
better than Alpha"...and then it wasn't!!!! I don't even know what rating
to give it. At first, I wanted to "Four-star" it because there was much
more to this story line than the first and with the more
action/adventure outside of the bedroom I was intrigued. Then, it ended
and I was tempted to throw my Kindle against the wall. Seriously. But
not really, because I really like my Kindle. So then, I wanted to
one-star this bitch.
If you haven't read Alpha....STOP READING!!
so if you didn't go away, here's what happens. This story picks up
shortly after Alpha ends. Valentine Roth and Kyrie are jet setting...er,
yachting around the country. Happy Happy, then Kyrie wakes alone with a
note that says "He belongs to me".
Okay, so then
comes bodyguard and ultimate bad-ass Harris to the rescue. He figures
out what's happening and knows it's connected to Roth's past. Roth has
been kidnapped and held captive by some sadistic ex-lover named Gina, the daughter of a crime-boss and drug/gun runner that Roth worked with when he was younger.
She's a freakazoid!! Kidnaps him and takes him back to her place. Proceeds to drug him with some crazy experimental drug that increases his libido and stamina and who knows what else. She ties him up, ultimately, making him
have sex with her against his will. Um, last time I checked, that was
called RAPE. Not a fan. While I can deal with the overabundance of sex
and um, unusual situations and positions (some just seem completely
unrealistic. Or maybe I'm just not that adventurous. Or bendy), the
drug/rape/torture scenes are not my scene.
Anyhoo - back to the story.
So here comes Harris - he jumps into action, kicks some bad-guy
behinds, and recruits others to save Roth. Kyrie meanwhile, is whiney as
ever and freaking out over the guns. Listen honey, when bad buys are
shooting, you shoot back to save your man. Period. Big girl panties -
pull them up!
So, Roth gets saved, bad guys go down, and
then....a fricken major cliffhanger!
Then a note from the author that
the story may not continue:
“WILL there be a book three? The truth? I’m not sure.”
WHAT?! Wait, WHAT?? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!!
Oh, HELL to the NO!!!!!
can't do it. I won't do it. I'm out. You can't leave readers hanging
with a major story lines unresolved and a hanging plotline and have NO
firm plans to continue the storyline. Bad author. Bad.
As The Man says (and quite often): "That's just some bullshit right there!"