Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Review ~ A Sure Thing (The Donnigans, #1) by Marie Harte

A Sure Thing (The Donnigans, #1)
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca 

Meet the Donnigans
With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone's mind...

Can this Bossy Badass Marine...
The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life...until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart.

Be her Mr. Right? 
Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive.

My Opinion

This book has split my opinion. On one hand it was a hot read with a strong alpha marine. Since I'm loving marine books right now it ticked all of the boxes in that category. On the other hand, though, a small part of it just didn't quite deliver.

A Sure Thing did keep me engaged. I liked Landon and Ava, and felt the spark between them. The chemistry was definitely there and they were a couple I wanted to cheer for. I also wanted to bang their heads together at times for being stupid.

In general I liked their relationship and story. They both had supportive families and I liked hearing about their little quirks--such as prank wars.

However, the is the point I felt didn't deliver as much as it could have. The book has a lot of characters and therefore a lot of tangents. At times, I felt it detracted from Ava and Landon's romance. Personally, I felt their story wasn't fleshed out enough as a lot of the book was devoted to Gavin and Theo's problems as well. I really liked Gavin, but I wanted more substance to Ava's relationship. Sometimes I felt Landon's issues were only hinted at, or things barely scratched the surface of details. Considering this book is about their story, I wanted the author to delve a little deeper rather than just hint at issues.

Overall, I did enjoy this book. If you like alpha soldiers then this may be for you.


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