As a rule of thumb, I generally don't read books that have less than a 4.0 on Good Reads. It's like the IMDB of books. When my friend handed me a copy of this book she heard was good, I was about to hand it back and say 'thanks but no thanks'. I am kind of a book snob like that... but the flight was overseas, and it seemed interesting enough from the start.
Good Reads actually had great things to say about it. I decided to give it a chance.
I was pleasantly surprised. This book was such a page turner that I can't wait until the sequel comes out. If it doesn't any time soon, I'm ready to start a petition to get one written.
Verity is a cross over genre. The author started as a romance novelist, who apparently had a lot of fame writing titillating tales of make-ups/break-ups. Interestingly enough, romance and horror mix really well.
What's this book even about? Well, there is a homely writer named Lowen Ashleigh, who kind of strikes you as a down on the luck type of girl. Right from the start, she exudes this kind of misery that kinda makes you want to root for her life to just get better, so you will feel better. I'm usually not that into 'woe-is-me' type protagonists, but Lowen seems like a practical gal who just can't quite catch a break. Although having some modicum of talent, she is really realistic about her chances as a writer and needing to just pay bills to get by. So, when an opportunity of a life time comes up, she seizes upon it despite genuine misgivings.
Jeremy Crawford is the handsome, alluring, yet MARRIED husband of the best-selling author Verity Crawford, whose tragic accident has left her unable to finish her own popular book series. Enter Lowen at the perfect time. Looks like someone's luck is about to change.
This story is appealing for multiple reasons, there is steamy forbidden romance, unexpected plot twists, and real thought provocation. You may think you know right from wrong. You may still make the wrong choices. This story is all about 'what-if's and 'what is'. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good old mystery with a dash of danger.
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