|Four Fathers #1|
|April 2nd 2018|
|I am meticulous. Structured. A single father.
I obsess over things and crave control.
And when a hot, feisty little woman throws a wrench in my carefully laid out plans, I lose my mind.
My every thought revolves around making her bend to my will—until they become less about her doing things my way and more about just her.
My name is Trevor Blackstone.
I am an obsessive, complicated, demanding man.
People may not understand me, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting me.
|Blackstone (Four Fathers #1) by J.D. Hollyfield is not exactly the first book by this author that I read, as I read AND LOVED “Text 2 Lovers” (2 Lovers #1) that was co-authored by both K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield.
So color me surprised by my reaction to Blackstone. Seeing the raving reviews from other reviewers – I assume I am the odd one out here. I apologize upfront for my totally different view but a review & rating needs to be honest.
I loved the storyline – there is no way around that fact. Also the basics as the characters were described were just great. The female lead was a little over the top in a chaotic but still likeable way. And the male lead was just that kind of tortured damaged character that I absolutely love.
So much for the theory.
But than reality hit
The male lead was an asshole of epic proportions (sorry for that word – I usually try not to curse in my reviews but sometimes there is no way around it to bring my point across). I get that most of the book characters I love usually start out at just that – so despite of having that certain feeling in my guts – I went on reading past my 3 chapter rule. Thinking – he will show his redeeming qualities at a certain point. They always do – right? Especially when a plot seems this good … right ?
Unfortunately, this time that assumption was wrong … until the last page he remained just what he was from the beginning. I really had a hard time believing what I was reading.
He really had everything he needed to be the next book boyfriend …
I can not go into the details because of my own spoiler rules but please be assured my opinion about him had nothing to do with him being an alpha male (I love Jodi Ellen Malpas character Jesse Ward and it can not get any more demanding than him). And I also have no issues with the fact that he “obsesses over things” as the blurb calls it (hell I loved Split
by J.B. Salsbury and it can not get any stranger than that) – No it was simply the man he was that was not likeable on top of all of that. Its really hard to describe but I guess this is just one of these book characters that you are either going to love or hate and well seems I fall into the later category
I apologize again for being the odd one out there and as I said I truly loved the plotline and the idea of the characters. But it was just like when a book is being turned into a movie … I think the director choose the wrong actor for me to fill the role …