3*** – Not my cup of tea
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Since I must be honest, I cannot give this books more than three stars. Before I posted my comments I read so many positive reviews for this books that I reconsider my opinions for rating it as I had done. I stand by those reasons though. I would say the rating is the result of a combination of factors. I am getting tired of first person POV stories when only one character has a chance to speak. I write romance and erotic romance so steamy scenes don’t make me blush. The ones in this book made but not in a good way. They were embarrassingly verbose. Don’t get me wrong. I like my love scenes long and detailed. But for some reason I found myself skimming through the ones in this book. I will give the author the benefit of the doubt and attribute the issue to the first person POV but I am not sure that was it. There are better ways to describe sex scenes even when using first person narrative. My suggestion – more show and less tell. As for the characters, some of the supporting ones were more interesting than both main characters and that is another factor that made me rate it like I did. Finally, the plotline lacks substance but excels in clichés.
In conclusion, even though I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would many other reviewers did. Therefore, I recommend you don’t take my word on this and check the book yourself. You might like it much more than I did.
Every Time He Leaves by Anna Karington
Publication date: September 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
I’m different now. I won’t be that girl again. I’m in control. I’m the one who’s going to leave him wishing he’d given me his everything when he had the chance…
Lana Raeven and Jarek Dean shared a night of passion, but the next morning, she woke up alone. Nine years later, Lana works as a successful event coordinator for a prestigious company. Bold and confident in every area but love, she hasn’t ever recovered from Jarek’s abandonment. However, a chance encounter with her former lover grants her an opportunity to take back her power.
Rather than chastising him for his cruelty, she plays unfazed and invites him back into her life. Using her ingenuity and sensuality as weapons, she draws him in with the intention of destroying him as he once destroyed her. But her plan for revenge isn’t as simple as she initially believed, for the more time she spends with Jarek, the more she’s reminded of why she loved him. And if she isn’t careful, she could lose him all over again.
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Anna is from Atlanta, Georgia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing love stories.
Anna Karington is a pseudonym and fictitious persona.