DARKEST NIGHT + DOWN WITH LOVE | MINI REVIEWS

August 3, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Book Reviews, Multi-Reviews | 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
DARKEST NIGHT + DOWN WITH LOVE | MINI REVIEWSby Megan Erickson
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: July 31, 2018 by Forever
Format: ARC
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2.5 Stars
Source: Publicist via Mail

USA Today bestselling author Megan Erickson turns up the heat in her sexy and thrilling Wired & Dangerous romantic suspense series.

Bodyguard Jock Bosh has one job: keep Fiona Madden safe. Safe from the men who've been hunting her. Safe from the bastard responsible for ruining her life. And with the attraction sizzling white-hot between them, that means keeping Fiona safe from him too.

Fiona has spent the past decade on the run. Her survival is the single greatest weapon she's had against the men out to destroy her. Until Jock. Now, with him by her side, she finally has a chance to bring them down. But when her enemies make their next move and Jock puts himself in the line of fire, Fiona realizes that there's more at stake than just her life-she's also risking her heart.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Darkest Night was the first romantic suspense novel I’ve read. Before starting this novel I wasn’t sure exactly what this subgenre was, but I was intrigued and wanted to know more.

First, I want to let readers know that there’s a trigger warning for rape and sexual abuse.

The novel follows Jock and Fiona, a bodyguard and the woman he’s hired to protect. While on the run and trying to find safety, the two fall for each other which complicates things a bit. Throughout the book the relationships all felt rushed. The friendships and romances grew WAY too intimate too quickly. After about a week of friendship they’re already saying “I love you, I would die for you.”

The premise was intriguing and kept me hook, and the writing was okay. Overall this was a pretty average book. I think if you’re looking for something quick and easy to read this could definitely be it.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
DARKEST NIGHT + DOWN WITH LOVE | MINI REVIEWSby Kate Meader
Genres: Adult, Romance
Publication Date: August 7, 2018 by Loveswept
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3 Stars
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?

If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . .

1. Pre-nups are your friend.
2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.
3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?

But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.

The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was super excited to read this novel, it’s a hate to love between a divorce lawyer and a wedding planner! It wasn’t really hate to love, but the two characters definitely had some negative preconceived notions about the other because of their career. I love that the two love interests have jobs that are very different from the other, and it doesn’t seem like a relationship would really work between the two.

The writing was great in this novel, and even though it’s a relatively short book, all the characters (even side characters) are well written and fleshed out. I can’t wait to read Meader’s next book because I can’t wait to see one of the side characters from here find love!

I really enjoyed that this novel was set in Chicago. I recently went there for the first time, and reading this made me excited because I knew some of the places the characters were talking about/were at.

One issue I had with this novel is Max. At times he seemed kind of pretentious and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at him. He was also a little too domineering and controlling for me to like him too much.

Have you read either of these books? What did you think?

Victoria

Book Blogger at Latte Nights Review
Victoria is a twenty-two year old from Texas. She’s an avid reader of YA and NA, and reads at least seventy books a year. She is new to blogging, but excited to meet new people and share her favorite books. In addition to being a book hoarder, Victoria is a former gymnast, a coffee enthusiast, and aspires to be a mental health counselor.

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One response to “DARKEST NIGHT + DOWN WITH LOVE | MINI REVIEWS

  1. >The friendships and romances grew WAY too intimate too quickly. After about a week of friendship they’re already saying “I love you, I would die for you.”

    Yeah I noticed this too… so annoying. I hate it when books do this.

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