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9 February, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Riot (Mayhem #2) by Jamie Shaw

My Copy: ARC eBook, 249 pages
Publication Date: February 10, 2015 (tomorrow!)
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won’t be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her… but Dee’s met her match in a player like Joel.

Dee’s not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain “love” has caused her friends and family—yet she’s desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and when a reckless attempt to make him jealous ends in disaster, Dee turns into the damsel in distress she never wanted to be. With her carefree world crashing down around her, the last thing she needs is Joel’s pity.

But Joel is suddenly determined to prove he cares, and no matter how hard Dee tries to push him away, he refuses to let her shut him out. Now the girl who swore she’d never say those three little words must choose between guarding her heart and losing Joel forever… or falling head-over-heels for the tattooed rock star of her dreams.

My Review

I definitely wasn’t as fond of this book as I was of the first in the series. This is mostly due to the characters. I really enjoyed Rowan and Adam’s story in Mayhem on part because I was really able to connect with Rowan’s character. I didn’t find that same connection in this book with Dee. I’m not a huge fan of Dee’s character. I liked her as Rowan’s side kick in Mayhem, but I wasn’t fond of an entire story about her.

Both Dee and Joel are very complicated characters. And, honestly, they both pissed me off through the majority of the novel. I hated their choices and the way they handled things. I understand why Jamie Shaw had them act the way they did, but I still didn’t like it.

Having said that, I enjoyed the book as a whole. I was able to become fully captivated and get right into the story. As with the first book, the writing was pretty weak, but Jamie Shaw is still a new author. She has the ability to captivate readers and the romance is always good so far. It’s just a bit of an immature writing style.

Best aspect: Captivity factor
Worst aspect: Characters

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