When the girl-next-door meets bad-boy, David Mitchell online, a new romance blossoms, quickly escalating into a whirlwind of excitement, intensity, and peril lurking around the corner. Her abusive ex-boyfriend is released early from prison and he’s out for blood. When he seeks revenge for being sent to prison, Misty finds herself in grave danger and is left fighting for her life.
Nothing is what it appears and no one is who they portray themselves to be. No one is lying, yet everyone is not telling the truth. Is David Misty's true knight in shining armor, or is he as dangerous as her family believes him to be? Will the fate of all three be the ultimate end game in a deadly confrontation?
Length - 204 Pages
Star Rating - 3
My initial thoughts on this novel after reading the last page are two-fold:
1. I wasn't sure how I felt about the way the dialogue was formatted.
2. This story has serious potential
Misty attracts men that don't respect her. Men that don't deserve women. One late night message on social media however, puts her in contact with David, a man about to go on trial for his past with drugs. But Misty has more going on in her life including an ex who is about to be released from prison.
There is no secret that the crux of this novel is the final twist, and there were several possibilities along that way to keep you guessing. This is what gives the novel serious potential. It enters into the new age of online dating and the fear of the unknown in a clever way. You will find yourself trying to figure out how the story will end.
As much as I enjoyed the dark twist in this story, I lacked the connection I would normally expect from a budding relationship, especially when the relationship has so much riding on it. This, I believe, comes down to the way the dialogue was formatted. In its current format, the emotion is lost in a way. The relationship doesn't quite get there for the reader making it rather rushed and awkward. However this is how the writer intended the novel to be, so I will respect that, just as the editors have.
Overall, I enjoyed this story, yet I didn't realise that until the end. It wasn't until I read through the final twist that I understood why particular characters got under my skin so much. That's what I was supposed to feel, and for that, the writer deserves credit.
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