|Timeless Love Series #1|
|May 11th 2017|
|They say a soulmate only comes along once. I believe it, too. I had my chance, but it slipped away. Each day a little more of myself dies, but I pretend I’m fine.
That is until I see him—the man who makes me feel alive—Garrick Shaw.
Something within me changes. It’s unavoidable and unlike anything I’ve ever known. And it scares me, terrifies me.
But there’s another danger lurking around the corner. Someone is conspiring to take it all away.
Who are they?
Only time will reveal what’s really going on. Hopefully, Garrick and I survive the fallout.
Flawless Perfection is Coming Soon.
|To have a “non – interrupted” reading pleasure I waited with reading Untouched Perfection (Timeless Love Novel Book 1) by Kristin Mayer until I had the second book “Flawless Perfection” in my hands which was a few days ago. I admit I am not a patient person when it comes to waiting … Funny because as one of the leads or actually both like to quote “patience is a virtue” … yeah well but we will learn soon how they really think about that too.
Anyway my review here is concerning both books as a unit and each one single as well.
First of all this is a new to me author and I truly enjoyed her writing tremendously. Start rolling your eyes if you want – but one of the reasons I dislike waiting for a series sequel is also one of the reasons why I liked this writing as much as I did.
Sylvia Day forever cured me when it came to waiting on a series – and yes I admit I refuse to read another book from her if it is an unfinished series. But on the other Hand “crossfire” was the last time I read a book about a guy that had the same intensity as our male lead here with Kristin Mayer.
And I loved every second of this intensity and love. There was never any question from my side when it came to their intensity and the author even made the almost “instant – love” between the leads believable for me and trust me that is an accomplishment when it comes to me. I never doubted anything in that department. So about 75 % of the first book were a 5 Star read from the Start.
Then I was met with a direction in the Blurb that I struggle with – it was the association with a certain sort of / way of crime (yeah me being vague again) that left me feeling unsettled because I usually avoid books in that setting like a plague. Not because they are bad (wrong wording its crime so they ARE bad) I avoid them because they are the sort of crime that comes with no exit because once in there is no out.
So there I was 75 % into a book in a series that had everything I loved and than this … I made up my mind to go ahead and it was ok for the time being – until it reached the climax of book 1. Which was OK on its own but as it was I closed the first book and opened the second book a minute later just to find myself in a very bad flashback to a scene in Dallas when the producers recognized they made a mistake and bobby was standing in the shower and everything had been a dream.
That moment really did not work out for me at all – sorry.
But still I could not place the book down as I really loved this relationship between the leads.
The story floated easily while it was dragging me deeper and deeper into that area of crime I never want to go. But I still liked the way it was handled so it was OK – at least sort of. The story itself became more and more complicated and I was wondering why that was the case because I felt it wasn’t doing anything for the story actually. What I found an interesting development was that the leads never disagreed on anything – it seems odd when I say it like this but it worked well during the story. Strange but true.
Which brings me again to the 75% mark of the second book. Here actually the story had already reached a sort of “finish line”. But still it went on … and I am not sure it was good for the plot or not.. I admit it brought closure on several items but still others were not explored far enough. I guess a lot of that “after-the-finish” story was due to the fact that there were really a lot of side characters involved that were really detailed. And yeah there is a pairing I need to hear more from sort of…
Still in total the story flow felt a little unbalanced at times. But don’t be fooled my complains are really at a high level and they should in no way influence you to not read this book. More the opposite – I would like to hear your opinion on it. So in total I loved the characters very much but I was not so happy with parts of the setting they were placed in.