Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review: Jill Sorenson's "Against the Wall."

Amazon.com:  http://amzn.to/1ZLtL3K
Amazon UK:   http://amzn.to/1ViGDNk

Synopsis:

Eric Hernandez is the bad boy of every schoolgirl’s fantasies—and every mother’s nightmares. But after serving time for manslaughter, he’s ready to turn his life around. He just needs a chance to prove himself as a professional tattoo artist. The one thing that keeps him going is the memory of the innocent beauty he loved and left behind.

Meghan Young’s world isn’t as perfect as it looks. The preacher’s daughter is living a lie, especially now that Eric is back. Tougher, harder, and sexier than ever, he might be the only person she can trust. But there’s no telling what he’ll do to protect her if he learns the truth, and that’s a risk Meghan won’t let him take. And yet, back in the arms of the troubled boy with the artist’s soul, Meghan can’t help surrendering to the man he’s become.

Review-Jo 

Well, I don't really know where to begin with this review. It was a book that held so much promise, but sadly it never quite lived up to my expectations. I loved the synopsis and the idea of the story sounded like one that would I usually love. I immediately became engrossed in what I was reading and I warmed to the main couple straight away. I also found the writing easy to follow, so my first thoughts were all positive ones. "Against the Wall" had a lot going for it. 

This story was focused on Eric and Meghan. Two people who had previously been lovers until Eric found himself incarcerated. Eric was now released and determined to keep on the straight and narrow but with his dark past creeping up behind him along with the reintroduction of Meghan into his life, he had a hell of lot to deal with. My heart went out to both of the main characters, life was not easy for either of them and I was looking forward to seeing Eric and Meghan's story play out. 

As the story progressed, I began to realise that my hopes for this book were not going to be met, especially as I approached the final few chapters. The pace of the writing had started out slow and never really picked up speed. I kept on turning the pages waiting for the story to heat up, dreaming of a hundred different things that could happen to provoke my excitement, but it never did. I was so disappointed. By the time I reached the last page, I was left feeling a little flat. 

"Against The Wall" was a story about redemption, hope and second chances and with all of the subjects that were covered, it could have been a brilliant book, however it failed to make much of an impression on me and for that reason I rate it ❤️❤️❤️

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