by Cecilia Scott
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Published by: HarperCollins on May 29, 2014
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 2 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
She’d met him at a chance encounter in an upscale bar in downtown Los Angeles. And then she’d did what many women do: she took a short cut to love. Before long she is lost in a haze of passion and desire and longing. Rarely are their trysts planned, but this much she knew: he owned her life. She had long given up her rights to it. And with his possession of her life, she had lost her self.
I was looking for a light, fun romp and what I got was more obsession than lust. When the obsession became stalker-quality, I stopped reading. Maybe the fact that I was stalked by someone in the past ruined this for me, but I don't think the book blurb portrayed what this book was truly about: mental illness gone awry. I kept waiting for the bunny on the stove, honestly.
Then there was the fact that the characters were named Him, Her and The Boy. That can work if done properly, but it made the whole book seem eerier by using this technique.
If you're looking for light, erotic fun, don't read this book. If you're looking for a stalker-ish obsession masquerading as love/lust, you might like it.