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Original Premise Falls Short,
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This review is from: The Longest Night (Silhouette Romantic Suspense) (Kindle Edition)
From the beginning of the story I was intrigued by the main character Jake Harrington. The author's meticulous description of his mannerisms and the reasoning behind them were quite convincing. She built a very textural, real character for me to latch on to. The plot moved the story along, adding tension and the edge you expect from a romantic thriller. The heroine is a strong female lead with a very interesting back-story and the polar opposite to our hero.
The elements were all there but the package fell short. Within any novel, the characters are to be changed in some way from the beginning of the novel. In this case, both of the main characters made drastic emotional and psychological changes. The way it was handled however was not effectively supported. There was nothing gradual about the transitions and it was explained away by the intense mutual feelings. The extreme nature of the back-stories for both characters made this task of transition so important to maintain the believability of the characters. Unfortunately, the story did not rise to meet the bar set and I was left disappointed. The most disappointing aspect was the emotional meltdown of the hero, completely destroying the strong image I was given.
Overall the book is entertaining, fast paced, and has a good solid plot worth the read, if only to be introduced to the steely Jake Harrington.