Review: Hold On by LaVerne Thompson







Source: Purchased
Format: eBook (Mobi-Kindle)
Published: June 5, 2014
Isisindc Publishing, LLC.
Blurb
Series: No
Author: LaVerne Thompson
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Interracial Romance
Sex: Sexual Content (18+)
Available: Amazon





I'm going to start by telling you exactly why this book didn't work for me. The plot was not believable, the love scenes I just wanted to be over and the romance happened too fast, I mean these two were in love with each other within a week..seriously? I stopped complaining about insta-love in novella's but this one was just...

I'm all for hero worshipping the guy that saved you, but a week?

Stephan Grayson saves Lena Douglas from a very horrible home invasion and a possible rape. From here, the story takes a crazy left turn. Lena finds out that she's being stalked and she doesn't know why. All she knows is that Stephan saved her life and now they are trying to keep the crazy person from attemping to hurt her again.

This story is so far fetched, that is the only word I can say for it. The perp that attacked Lena gets away AFTER he's arrested. Find out that her ex-fiance is the one who hired the perp to stalk and oh yeah rape her too! Find out that her ex is crazy (well that's a no brainer especially if you hire someone to rape your ex). Find out that the man is a big ol freak, like a whips and chains kind of a freak...it wasn't Lena's thing so this is why she broke off her engagement with him. Find out she only knew the fiance for a year...*sigh*

Stephan and Lena were not convincing as a couple, they were awkward and stiff. Stephan wasn't convincing as a strong male lead, he was unforgettable and Lena? ugh, her off and on feelings towards Stephan got on my nerves. Oh I love him...I have such strong feelings for him BUT then it was Oh, I'm moving too quick...I only knew him for a week. You think? Lena cried too dang on much...like every five minutes, this chick was crying. I'm not sure how the author wanted her to portray her to readers because one minute she was this crying mess and then the next she was all like I am woman hear me roar.

I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this story, I thought I was going to get a eye cramp.


*um, I have a thing for Dean it seems these days ;)

I've read LaVerne Thompson before and loved her other work, but this story. It was not to my liking at all. There is no character development and the world building happened too quickly and it is vague, there was no rhyme or reason to any of it. This is a romantic suspense, but oh man...there is a passe romance and the suspense? well it wasn't suspenseful at all, it was a little boring and quite predictable.




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