Title : Never Loved
Author : Charlotte Stein
Series : Dark Obesession, #1
Rating : 2 Stars
Blurb : Perfect for fans of Abbi Glines, the first novel in the Dark Obsession series tells the story of a beautiful wallflower who falls for a chiseled street fighter—and learns just how dangerous love can be. Beatrix Becker spent most of her life under the thumb of her controlling, abusive father. And now that she’s free and attending her dream college, she has no idea how to act like the normal crowd: partying, going on dates, even having a conversation. Then she meets Serge Sorensen. Big and surly with a whole host of riotous tattoos, Serge is supposed to scare the hell out of her. But beneath his harsh exterior, Beatrix discovers a kindred spirit who knows what it’s like to be a misfit. Most exhilarating—and terrifying—is what he does for a living: illegal street fighting. There’s nothing like the rush Serge gets from the intense athleticism and brutal glory of combat—though his chemistry with Beatrix comes close. Slowly at first, he introduces her to his world, where he lives by instinct, passion, and desire. He even helps her out with her equally traumatized brother. But when Serge gets in too deep with the wrong people, he ends up paying in blood. And suddenly, just as Beatrix has been drawn into Serge’s perfectly sculpted arms, she’s thrown once and for all into the fight of his life. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Review :When I choose this book to read and review, I expected something along the lines of Raze by Tillie Cole but this book is not really dark in that meaning. Bea and Serge have a troubled past and I heard what both of them said, but as a reader I could not really feel that past. That maybe due to the fact that the reader is stuck in Bea’s mind for the complete story. AND her mind is a really confusing one. She often misunderstands stuff she sees or simply sees stuff that is not there. Somewhere along the story, my mind rather gave up trying to find out if what she saw or thought was right and I just went along with the pages to finish the book. I guess the focus of the story was supposed to be on her past and the problems that came with trying to fill the holes that past left in her life. She tried to be normal because – she thought she wanted to be normal – because it was expected to be normal. In addition, the reader was supposed to believe she had absolutely no experience in love – meaning not even on the base of a KISS – but the way she suddenly acts is so aggressive that I had a real hard time to still follow her course of actions as her thinking is sometime so “scrambled”. I had to turn the pages forward and backward several times to re-read some lines to try and figure out what is going on. Serge might have been an interesting character, but he got lost in the maze of thoughts that Bea presented the reader.
In total – I finished the book because until the end I hoped that there would still be something in there but sorry I could not connect to the story at all.
> > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
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