- File Size: 1184 KB
- Print Length: 223 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1773391771
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01L63MWZU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,695,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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by Maggie Mundy
Idolize is the first book in the dark storm series and the first i've read from this author. This book is a fun captivating read about Declan and Cassi. Cassi an abused woman from a previous relationship and Declan a star who so very down to earth meet by accident on a hiking trip where they both hope to escape life and just be themselves for a little while. You really get to enjoy the twists and turns and ups and downs of their relationship with each other and the characters surrounding them who you can't help but fall in love with also. I can't wait to see if this author will update us on this couple and see who the next character she will be bringing us as she brings the rest of the series to light. Declan, Cassi and friends are wonderful characters you can easily get caught up with. A truly wonderful read and will so be looking forward to more from this series.
**Reviewed by Hot Box Reviews blog**
** I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book **
Idolize was an interesting read for me. You have Cassi trying to keep herself and her son in the shadows so her past doesn't come to bite her in the butt. Then you have famous actor and center of the limelight, Declan. They meet when Cassi rescues him from a hiking trail. Declan is instantly attracted and feels a different emotion towards her that he doesn't feel towards anyone else. Cassi feels it too but fights it so that she can stay hidden.
The story is well structured and the character development is expressed well for the most part. Following the storyline is a bit halting at times, and for me the intimate scenes were too short. I don't have to have an extremely detailed love scene, but it was almost sterile in the length leaving the reader to feel like it was a wham bam thank you ma'am kind of moment.
It is a good read, it just needs some help.
Declan Reed is used to getting any woman he wants but when he meets Cassi he knows he can't move on from her. He will do anything to convince her to be with him and there's nothing he won't do to protect her.
Yet some demons are hard to overcome and when a situation sets Cassi back will she come out on top or will she let go of those around her?
For me this book would be a 3.5 Star as there were parts of it I really liked and other parts I had small issues with. I liked Cassi and that she was working super hard with Sasha to get their future going and I completely understood why she wanted to remain in the shadows.
Declan was an absolutely amazing guy and the length he went to make sure Cassi, Tommy and Sasha were happy was great! He truly cared and would do anything to protect them all. Yet he couldn't force Cassi to be with him no matter what he did.
I found the part with Steve resolved almost too fast. From there on I was having trouble (as a mom) of how long Cassi ended up being separated from Tommy. I understood the circumstances but still found it hard to believe. I know how much she needed to get better for him but I was surprised she didn't bring him with her for the second trip as I could never be away that long.
Overall a good book and I look forward to the next one.