|Damaged & Destroyed|
|March 29th 2019|
|Rixon Smith wasn’t just a fighter.
He was the best, and on top of his game.
He thrived on the adrenaline pumping through his veins, giving him the one thing he needed; a release to escape his damaged soul.
Rixon didn’t need anything else, nor did he want it…
|I just finished reading Reckless: Damaged & Destroyed by Lacey Heart. Let me start by saying that I really wanted to LOVE this book from the start on because its setting sounded perfect…. (yes you guess there is a but coming)
The first but that is coming is the one I dislike the most – the book is as it seems part of a series and ends on a cliffhanger. If you follow my reviews you know my strong feelings about this issue and actually, I am kind of happy that I have a second issue – because that one made sure I wasn’t struggling too much.
As I said the plot setting sounded pretty perfect to me so I was surprised that I could not connect with the plot like I usually do. It may be because the author kind of throws the reader right into the story and while we experience the story unfolding we do not get that much information on the background of the characters. So there wasn’t much to work with and It may be only me but I was not able to connect with the leads as I should.
Therefore the storyline felt distanced and cool to me, which made me sad as I felt that it had great potential. The Plot progressed and I found myself wondering about the characters and their motivations. The cool setting made their conversations seem harsh and/or stiff at times – and again I felt bad because I was hoping with each page turn that the next page would be the one where at least one of the leading characters would capture me.
But far too soon – as the book was shorter than I thought – the remaining pages became less and it became obvious that I would not find the end of the story within this book. So when I was staring at the final lines of the book I knew that the plot I read was good and that what would be coming would also probably be good – but the distance I had to the characters kept me from feeling too angry that it was a cliffhanger I was staring at.
And that is a very strange result for me to experience and I hope the author will forgive me for it. I feel sorry and bad about because as I said I really REALLY wanted to love this book just for its plot alone ….