- Series: Martha's Way Series
- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (October 30, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1631054007
- ISBN-13: 978-1631054006
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,261,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Scale (Martha's Way Series) (Volume 1)
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
Jason finds her attractive and repeatedly tells her so. She doesn't believe him and is too wrapped up in herself and how her life sucks. Which it doesn't.
There's a misunderstanding in this brief love affair and then it finally ends with a H.E.A.
This book was difficult because after a while I was tired of Minka, who was selfish and self absorbed. Dang, a fine man said you were cute, beautiful, gorgeous; how about you believe it.
It was also annoying hearing about how beautiful and perfect Jason, her sister and her sister's fiancé were.
Painful read for me. The book spent too much time on Minka not growing and her issues. The same issues, no less surrounding her insecurities.
Not a bad book, but not something I'd recommend or read ever again.
Lack luster romance scenes. Any author that uses the word 'folds' to describe a woman's anatomy better be very creative or such a great writer to not make me cringe. I couldn't imagine my husband saying 'folds.'
A lot of cliche romance book terms.
Minka annoyed me.
It isn't a badly written book, but there is little to keep my interest. Prose is shaded too purple for my tastes. The book could have used a lot more refinement so Minka could pull her head out of her butt a lot sooner and not speed to the end with completely melodramatic conflict and contrived resolution.
Romance is fantasy, but I'm bored with women being down on themselves and then getting some super D from a tortured gazillionaire changes their self-image. Bull.
I also took issue with how closely the author's name was to the fMC, and the use of other variations of her name in the story.
As another reviewer said, I'm glad this was a borrow.
Jason is a ripped, tattooed bad boy who sleeps his way through busty red heads and leggy blondes to hide from his pain. He used to drink, smoke and have threesomes to hide from his pain, but he has cut back because his friends were like "smoking is bad and won't dull the pain". Minka is an extremely insecure beauty who is self conscious and self involved due to her wretched pain (and her pain is often wretched).
They meet when she passes out in his arms at a party for her gorgeous former model sister and her best friend/love of her life. The next night they have wild sex (but not before he realizes she has only ever slept with one person) and the next day they become friends with benefits. By day six they are having inner soliloquy moments where they realize they are in love. Six days! Lots of sex, drama, angst and pain fill the last week and they part for three months. She comes to him in one last ditch effort to overcome the big painful misunderstanding and he pops the question. The end.
I was really looking forward to reading this and it was... painful. Literally and figuratively. The Scale is filled with overwrought prose about pain and love. I expected to find a lot about Minka's weight and insecurities, but that wasn't half as annoying as her self absorption. Meanwhile, every character seemed to be propping up the very one dimensional Jason (he's such a player... isn't he so gorgeous?... he's so rich and bad and tattooed).
There are few errors and it was a decent length, but I am glad it was a borrow.
The writing is curiosity flat and at times just plain unbelievable. For example, our heroine who is suffering such angst over her LOVE who is about to marry her sister, falls in lust the very first night of the gathering. Two days later she is deeply in love. Hmmmm.........
The premise of a hookup with a relative stranger for two weeks is not something that I would normally like. But somehow I liked these two characters despite myself. Minka was a flawed, vulnerable, insecure woman with a good heart and good instincts. I liked and understood her. I understood why she took a chance on Jason and why she decided to go with the flow. I like that as the book progressed she discovered her life wasn't as tragic as she thought it was and that she had an abundance to be thankful for.
Jason had more depth than I originally thought. While a playboy, he actually used his brain for more than growing hair. He didn't let Minka hide from him and the desire and the joy that they felt in each other's company. He knew she was insecure and worked around those insecurities. He was a smart, straight shooter that usually knew when to push and when to stand back.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Emotions run rampant while reading this book. I love it when a story draws me in and I become a part of it. This one did not disappoint. I hope there are sequels to follow. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Pamela Rojo
This book is awesome,it's worth it in every way. I usually skip pages in most books so that i can finish reading and get done with them. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Easy read, you will want to get the other two books in the sorry line.Published 1 month ago by Karen Kennedy
The Scale. I enjoyed this book. It came with romance, suspense, and love. Secrets always change a person's life when they don't expect it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by By Gladys Mills
This is one of those books you can't put down I laughed and cried all at the same time. I loved the characters and felt as if I knew them all.so glad I read it.Published 1 month ago by eileen roberts