Thursday, June 15, 2017

Take a Chance (Vegas Heat #2) by Erika Wilde


Goodreads Review


The son of a con-artist, Sean O'Brien learned the hard way that living by your own rules comes with a price. After a brief time behind bars, Sean is now ready to live an honest life, and pay for his past mistakes, and he's fortunate enough that a member of The Reliance Group sees Sean's potential for good and gives him a job at the Onyx Casino.

Zoe Russo has met all types of men on the Vegas strip. But when Sean pays a visit to her boutique, she's certain her luck has changed for the better. They share an immediate, irresistible attraction, and for the first time in her life she's found a man she thinks she can trust. But when Zoe stumbles onto the truth about Sean and his reasons for pursuing her, she can't help but question everything they'd shared. Are his feelings for her real, or has she been a fool once again? Until now, nothing has prepared her for the thrill and risk of taking a chance on love.



I am in the minority here so take my review with a pinch of salt. Alas a 3 star read.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Whereas I enjoy Ms. Wilde’s writing and the overall plot here was really good. I didn’t like any of the main characters in the book.

In no way whatsoever did Sean O’Brien come over as sincere IMO. Although he apologised for his mess-ups and he meant well it all felt kind of flat for me. Really flat.

Zoe Russo is a designer. Also not a fan of things I find appealing in a female lead do not ask me why, different strokes and all that jazz. And the connection they had? Wasn’t feeling that either. Too many lies where in the way at the beginning. I also didn’t feel as if they meshed well together.

To the plot it is good with the right amount of suspense although at times I also felt that we were treading water. The end was unexpected with that turn of events. So that is new one for me.

What I also didn’t like which irritated me was the interaction with another couple in the book that being the famous musician Jessica Morgan and Noah, childhood sweethearts they would have been better off getting a novella. Once again just my opinion. It took away from the overall plot between Zoe and Sean.

Definitely worth a read so don’t base you wanting to read it on my review.