Sunday, 18 January 2015

Review ~ Devlin UnLeashed by Bethany Bazile

Devlin UnLeashedeARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Devlin Ward was a ruthless man. 
A man born among violence with a heavily burdened mind. 
He wasn't the sort of man fairy tales were made of, but he was sinfully beautiful, and addictively seductive. 
Dark and dangerous, yet utterly alluring. 
I’d fooled myself once, only allowing myself to see the beauty in him despite the shadows I’d glimpsed in his eyes. 
When that darkness took over, I ran. 
And now he’s found me. 
He’d trusted me with his love and now he wants it back. And he’s all too willing to crush my heart to make his whole again. 

Juliana betrayed me. 
Went against everything I believed in and pushed the monster I tried to keep hidden out into the open. 
Our love was twisted—and I’d made it that way. But I wasn't prepared to let it go. 
I hunted her for years, picking up traces of her scent as she moved from city to city to escape me. 
Now that I've found her, I’m not sure even her fiery light can brighten the blackout she left me in when she walked away. 

Mature content warning: This title is darkly romantic and intended for adults 18+ due to explicit sexual content, language, violence, and dubious consent.

My Opinion

This sounded really interesting when I first saw it. However I have no idea what is going on. I'm at 33% and whilst the sex is all right, that's all that seems to be happening. Even when I skim ahead all I manage to find are sex scenes. I have nothing against this, but because I have no idea what is going on in the story, there is nothing for me to latch on to and care about so it feels like that's all there is too the book.

Also, the chapters end rather abruptly and then jump forward in time to God knows when, events just seem to occur without being described, and I have found myself flicking back numerous times to see if I've missed something--I haven't. I haven't connected with the characters at all because it is paced too quickly and I think the story line needs to be reworked to include all of the details missed.

Unfortunately I'm going to DNF this as I just don't have any connection with it.

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