Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Hardcover Price: $22.99
Source: Public Library
Bryn Aven aka the White Rabbit
I like her. I do. I just feel like she's a little, oh I don't know, cliche? She's the badass chick who wants to be tough and ambitious and do her job and play with the boys and beat them at their own game but... then she's also got this softer side that wants the romance that she knows she can't have. I don't know. I just feel like I've been there before.
I think he's almost the bad boy but doesn't quite make it there. Or perhaps, he was. He's a reformed player, only the girls knew it was a one nighter. Now he's a big boy with big boy responsibilities. Eh.
Konstantin Black aka the Villain (maybe??)
Probably the most interesting character here only because he's pretty much central to the story but we really don't know all that much about him. I'm kinda hoping for a romance with Bryn, but I don't think it'll happen.
The mystery isn't enough to keep me up at night, but I want to know what happens. This is fairly routine with Hocking's books. They're just good enough to keep me intrigued.
I think she could have built this up more. Tell us more! [More in the writing below]
Hocking has stated that she usually writes between 8,000-10,000 words per day. You can tell. The writing just felt, I don't know, hurried to me. It's easy to see how she could write 26 books in a few years. She just churns out words, but they lack real depths. I can't bring myself to FEEL for these characters or the story. There were no moments of gasping or disbelief.
I will finish the series. These books are a fun bit of escape.