Friday, 12 June 2015

Review ~ A Kiss In the Dark by Lisa Fox

A Kiss In the DarkeARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: June 18th 2015

Publisher: HarperImpulse

Grace’s attraction to her new web designer, amateur boxer and all-around playboy, Ryan Granger, is off the charts. But the bad boy of programming is not someone she needs to get entangled with. She’s got too many responsibilities and no time for games. She has deadlines to meet and a sick father to care for. Ryan is tempting, but being with him is completely unrealistic. Still, a girl can fantasize, right?

Ryan wants Grace badly, but while he’s building her website, they have to keep things strictly professional. Thankfully, walking her home during a city-wide blackout is on his own time and whatever happens in the dark doesn’t count. He’s falling hard for Grace and he is a man used to winning. The only problem is, he’s got to convince her that he’s worthy of her trust.

My Opinion

I'm really not sure what to make of A Kiss in the Dark. I wanted to like it as I've read all of this author's previous HarperImpulse books and enjoyed them, but there's something about this read that just didn't connect with. It's by no means a bad book, I think it's just one of those reads that wasn't for me.

My main problem was I never connected with the characters. There was little development and it was a very in-the-moment book. Sure, there are a few background details, but I didn't really see any growth. I wasn't vouching for the characters to get together, and I didn't feel the chemistry. It was all a bit unrealistic in my opinion. For the concepts drawn up in this book, I don't think the short length did the story justice. Had it been longer and spread out over a wider time scale then it would have probably connected with me more. However, the length meant everything is so instant. There wasn't time for me to fall in love with the characters or buy into their relationship so that when they did have sex or declared their love it felt natural.

I wanted to like their story, but no matter how hard I tried I still found myself skimming.

I'm not going to go into details about the characters because I don't really have much to say. They were a bit bland for me, but once again this is down to the lack of development.

Overall, this was an okay read. One Kiss is still the best book this author's released in my opinion and I'd recommend that over A Kiss in the Dark, but you may want to give this a go. It wasn't bad, just wasn't for me.


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