Title :

Inevitable Detour

Author :

S.R. Grey

Series :

Inevitability #1

Rating :

3 Stars

Blurb :

The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy. My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens. But that’s all about to change. Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly. I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept. That’s when the real adventure begins. Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear? Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job? All I know is that things are about to get real. Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.

Review :

I am reviewing Inevitable Detour & Inevitable Circumstances by S.R. Grey together as they belong together and I read them directly after each other. I am absolutely at a loss how to rate those books though.

This is a “first” to me that I have two totally interesting characters that are fully developed but were placed in a story that had more holes than a Swiss cheese and where almost nothing added up. Essa and Farren were interesting characters for sure and also the secondary characters were quite good.
But after an interesting start into the story suddenly it felt like a potpourri out of all favorite films of the author. But all of them only felt like they had only been touched on their surface and not followed through.
While I liked the developing relationship between Essa and Farren – I totally disliked this seemingly aimless road trip because in the End – even if armed up to his teeth other than some shooting training for Essa and a little side action, the reader did not participate into any action that was sort of promised.
The action always happened alongside the main characters. Or it was introduced with a big bang just do disappear into nothingness. And don’t let me start on this poison issue … I am still trying to figure out whatever the reason their was to add that onto the mix with this totally (sorry for being blunt) ridiculous antidote ?
I felt like it was a trial on how many different components of suspense you could add into a novel without a single one of them really pulling it off.Well – geez you won – but lost me somewhere along the line – as I found myself only skimming through the last part of the second book just to end my suffering.
Basically this is 2 Stars if I consider the story only but Essa and Farren were really likable in a way that I wished I could have taken them out of this story and placed somewhere nice… so I add another star just for them.
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