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Source: NetGalley via Publisher
Format: ARC, Mobi (Kindle)
Series: The Gentlemen of Queen City
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat: Strong Sexual Content
Author: Kianna Alexander
Rating: 3 Brazen Babes
Okay, I changed my rating on this one about three times. I'm finally going to settle on three stars, mainly because the writing was excellent.
The characters? Not so much and this pertains mostly to Lina, our female lead.
She.was.doing.the.most. Ugh, she was annoying as heck. Like I totally understand being not so trusting of men after your ex-husband plays you BUT good gawd almighty...to hold every man accountable for his errors is a bit much. Listen, I've been down that road but I'm not going to make the men after my no account ex suffer because he was a jackass. This was Lina in a nutshell, difference is Rashad was a good dude and IMO, the relationship couldn't go anywhere because of her trust issues. So many times, I caught myself saying *Girl, if you don’t get your life?!*
Of course the man couldn't tell you about him being a trust fund baby...you was down his throat about women just looking at him EVEN when he wasn't doing anything. The man was in a band so yeah, he was going to have some women fawn over him...it wasn't like he was dipping his willy in everything, geesh.
I liked Rashad but I felt like the author kinda wimped him out a bit. He was always with the "baby, baby please" with Lina. Always had to appease her...make her understand that he only wanted to be with her. Shoot, I was exhausted on his behalf. Goodness, she was tiring.
Anyhoo's, the writing was compelling enough for me to finish even though I wanted to tap out of this one early. Plus I enjoyed how this ex-lover's back to lovers relationship played out around them bidding on a piano that was owned by famous jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
All and all, this is a good enough story if you can stand a heroine that is going to work your nerves as you read.
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