Top critical review
A disappointing, repetitive book that's mainly filler
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2020
If you took out all of the repeat passages and summaries of past books, I wonder what would be left of this story. After several books building up to the conflict between the hero and heroine, because of her past abuse, we start the book a few years after the last one and suddenly they're completely in love with each other and there's no conflict at all. They basically just spend the rest of the book telling each other how much they love one another. On top of that, this is yet another book about a biker gang, who abuses women and kids, riding into town to get the heroine. Hasn't Christine written this already? Several times? And the Ferraros deal with the whole situation by breaking everyone's necks. I get it, that's their trademark move, but we had chapters and chapters detailing how different family members from New York and LA took out the gang from the shadows. There was never any danger to the heroine or hero, no tension, to drama - the family just dealt with it. I don't know what I read, but it wasn't good. The hero and heroine got their HEA straight away. The bad guy - who they'd been building up throughout the whole book - was dispensed without much of a fanfare, or even a ripple for the heroine. And I got to read passage after passage of how much she loved her foster parents, and how they gave her clothes, and how much she loved her husband, and how caring he was, and what had happened in the past and how she felt about it... over and over and over. There were even whole scenes where characters described in detail things that happened earlier in the book - for the benefit of the other characters. Seriously? That's just lazy writing and editing. I'm so incredibly disappointed with this book. So many of Christine's books are my all-time favorite reads that I visit time and again. But her writing seems to have become erratic over the past few years and there's no longer a guarantee that she'll put out something worth reading - and I say that having read everything she's written. I wonder if she's writing too many books a year? Maybe if she cut back, the standard of every one she puts out would go back up. All I know is that this book was poorly done and that makes me very sad.