- File Size: 456 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sitting Bull Publishing (August 29, 2011)
- Publication Date: August 29, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005K0LM3E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Secrets Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Hmmm...I struggled with the good because all of the good I came up with had a negative aspect to it as well. So here we go...
The author put in a lot of details concerning the secret and it seemed well thought out. At some points too much detail because the names were wrong. Like she made a change to some of the character's names and forgot to change them in the entire story. This just points to bad editing. I am not going to harp on editing mistakes too much because the story did grab my attention to the end.
Not only did Chastity have 1 child she didn't tell Kenton about, she had 3! Really? That was farfetched at best. Even though the story moved along quickly that was not far from my mind and I could not rap my head around her and hiding 3 kids.
Once the conflict was over the story just ended. Just like that. I was at about 94% on my kindle and all of a sudden "The End" and you get an excerpt from another of the author's stories. Not even an Epilogue! I felt a bit slighted as a reader.
Another bad for me was that this story was under the category of an IR Romance. It was IR for sure, but romantic? NOT AT ALL!
Overall grade: D+
I deal with the worst of the criminal element on a daily basis so I don't want to read about it when I'm not a work as well.
Anyway Chas falls for David's nephew Kenton and one night eight years ago they sleep with each other and she gets pregnant but doesn't tell Kent. Four year ago he sleeps with her again. Well the union produces three children, the first is a set of eight year old twin boys and a four year old daughter. Yeah it's too much for me, just that alone considering Kent isn't told about his twins and four years later she sleeps with him again and they produce another child she doesn't tell him about. However, he talks to his uncle by phone quite often and has seen Chas and his uncle since the kids were conceived. That's not realistic.
Well it turns out Chas was abused by powerful people who want her gone. They return and even kidnap one of her eight year old twin boys.
I didn't expect this. The story isn't badly written so I gave it 3 stars, but I personally couldn't get into any romantic element with such a sad story. I don't want to read about children being hurt sexually or physically in a romance novel.
Were the author excelled at the dramatic plot, tackling horrible topics such as sexual abuse, human trafficking, the revelations of the secrets, the kinships and villains, she failed at the romantic plot, the development of the romance between Chastity and Kenton. Human trafficking is such a gruesome world and to integrate a romance into such a plot would be a difficult task for any author.
The romance between Chastity and Kenton was unbelievable as it was underdeveloped and just didn't work for me. It's hard for me to believe that Kenton failed to keep up with his favorite uncle or that no one told him in ten years that the woman he loved, the woman that stayed with his favorite uncle had not one but three children. I think more details about their childhood and early adult interactions would have given the relationship more credibility. I have no reaction to Kenton as I felt that as the hero, his character was not developed at all. Also, a little bit of background on Renee would have provided the reader with a little insight into how she came into her position and acquired her connections.
Would I recommend Secrets? No! Its not a bad story, the romance is just not there.
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