- File Size: 1472 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (February 6, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 6, 2018
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076H4ZNPP
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story doesn't seem to flow well many times leave readers wondering if the are missing a part of the story in editing or if the author did it on purpose.
Many times I flipped though the pages finding the information repetitive or boring. Megan Hart also tries hard to make the story very political but ends up leaving readers wondering which side of the debt the author is on. Ewan and Nina have so much push and pull and emotions that do not make any since when they end up in bed it isn't a shock and really isn't interesting because it was a given.
Wicked Attraction lacks forces, leaving readers lost and at time bored.
Thank you to Netgelley and the publisher Swerve for the advance copy
Wicked Attraction is the second book in the exciting The Protector series by Megan Hart. A futuristic romance that you won't want to miss! I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one felt like more of the same back and forth between the main characters that I thought we would be past. I don't want to give away any details, especially for those who haven't read the previous book, which is necessary to do prior to reading this one. These are not stand alone books, and I believe it would be required to read all of these in order to get the full understanding of the story.
Ewan Donahue created what is known as Tech, which is technology that was used on wounded or technically dead soldiers that not only kept them alive, it enhanced their abilities in numerous ways. However, he's also the one who has been lobbying to make any advancements or upgrades for the Tech illegal, until he fell in love with one of the soldiers who was given the Tech, and is in desperate need of the upgrades. Nina Bronson is one of only 15 soldiers who were given the Tech, which only 13 of them remain. She had been protecting Ewan from unknown threats to his life, and ended up falling in love with him, until the truth came out about his involvement with the Tech.
Now he has hired her again, as it's the only way that she'll be around him, but things are changing again. Only this time the threat is against her, and Ewan will have to do whatever it takes to keep her alive, if he can. With many twists and turns, the story continues as the threats to them get more dangerous. Will Nina be able to forgive him for his lies and deceit? Can Ewan prove to her that he never wanted to hurt her, and that they belong together? Will Ewan be able to save Nina from the dangers they now face? Will they be able to get their HEA, or will their enemies once again stand in the way?
I have enjoyed this series, but a lot of this book felt more like a repeat of the last one. There was also a lot of very obvious clues about the villain, as well as how they were involved, but the main characters both repeatedly ignored all of this, which went against everything that is known about them. I know that it's difficult to understand what I'm saying without giving away details, but I don't want to give away spoilers for those who haven't read the previous book yet. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy this book, just not as much as I did the first one. I honestly feel that had this been written into 2 books, rather than 3, that it would have been so much more powerful. I don't read any type of futuristic books, but I really was intrigued by the premise of this story, and thought that I would try it. I'm so glad I did, because it's a great concept for a story, and I have enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'm looking forward to seeing where the next book will lead.
I would recommend this book, series, and great author. Be aware that you must read all of the books in the series to get the full understanding of the story.
I have voluntarily reviewed this arc provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
‘I’m the one who does the saving.’
The man’s voice fades as he speaks. ‘Not this time . . .’”
This book is the second in The Protector series, and shouldn’t be read as a standalone. It picks up a few weeks after the first book ends. I had some issues with the first book, mainly because I have a hard time with characters who lie, either directly or by omission. Given that, I was pretty pleased with the what happens in this book. As a warning, there are massive spoilers for the first book!
“’Imagine reaching for something you know you should be able to grab, and it isn’t that it keeps slipping out of your fingers. It’s simply not there. Maybe it was never there. Maybe you’ve only been fooling yourself. When they took away the memories, Ewan, they stole pieces of our self-confidence.’
‘I never wanted that for anyone.’
‘I know you didn’t,’ she said. ‘I know that’s why you erased the records to hide the tech. I know that’s why you worked so hard to make it illegal. I even understand why you didn’t tell me at first, why you kept it a secret. But how could you let me love you, knowing I didn’t know the truth? How could you do that to me?’”
Ewan never meant to hurt Nina, but he did, and, as the book starts, it’s uncertain whether they’ll ever be able to rebuild the trust between them enough to have a relationship. He’s rehired Nina as his bodyguard, even though he’s convinced that, now that his old partner is jailed, the threats to his life are minimal, because he wants her close to him, and Nina stays because she’s stubborn, and as much as she’d like to say otherwise, her no-longer-dormant emotions are still telling her she’s in love with him.
Nina is, as always, awesome. She doesn’t hold her punches with letting Ewan know exactly how much his actions hurt her, and Ewan seems to realize that his actions were unforgivable. It is a bit circular – they spend most of the book talking over how much Ewan’s actions hurt Nina, and how the relationship may never recover. Just when I thought Ewan was finally getting it, he went and did something else ridiculously stupid (trying to avoid spoilers) as a “surprise.” While nowhere near as bad as the original lie, it was more proof to Nina (and me) that he didn’t understand her. And then, of course, it seems like things finally click, and I went from wanting to smack Ewan (and not in the way he likes) to wanting to cuddle him and then tearing up because he was being so damn sweet.
“He tossed up his hands. ‘Fine. But I’m cooking. You sit and look pretty.’
‘Yes,” she cooed, ‘because that’s exactly my goal in life. To sit quietly and look pretty.'”
Besides the “can Ewan be forgiven?” main plot, there was a whole multitude of subplots, from vandalism at the lab site where Ewan’s apprentices work, to degradation of Nina’s enhancements leading to unpredictable memory loss, to Nina becoming the spokesperson for legalizing the enhancement upgrades (including an interview on kitten heels), to Nina’s sister reaching out after years of silence. Ms. Hart does a superb job of ratcheting up the tension, bit by bit, as the reader starts to figure out the connections while Nina and Ewan are preoccupied with dealing with everything being thrown at them. I literally could not put this book down, and I was itching to start the final book in the series the moment I finished it, as it ends on quite a cliffhanger.
Overall, this was quite an enjoyable and thrilling ride! Highly recommended, especially if you love alpha women and scifi romance!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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