Monday, January 13, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Ariel's Song by Evie Knight


Thanks to BTS Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Ariel's Song by Evie Knight today. Happy reading!

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Summary:

Colin Hoskins, famous classical violinist, is tainted by his past. Angry at life, unable to move beyond the betrayal of his dead fiancĂ©, he’s sworn off performing or falling in love ever again. All Colin wants is to be left alone, except no one listens. Especially the pretty little assistant he can’t fire and his body burns to claim.

Stranded in a foreign country, bankrupted heiress Ariel Parks needs a job to fund her way home. Assistant of sorts to the musician she’s fantasized about for years sounds like a dream job. She never imagined the gorgeous genius would be a reclusive beast. But the real problem is the way every nerve in her body tingles at the mention of his name.

Title:  Ariel's Song
Series:  In Bed with the Enemy
Book #: 1
Author:  Evie Knight
Approximate Book Length:  155 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

I have mixed feelings about this one. I like how it ended and that Ariel brought Colin out of his shell and all that, but the way it all went down and how it was written was off-putting. The way the two of them spoke to each other right from the start made it feel like I started part way through the book for starters.

Ariel and Colin each have a bit of depth as characters, but as a couple they fall kind of flat. There’s no substance or foundation to them other than mutual (though occasionally questionable) sex. Colin’s behavior towards Ariel borders on abusive and criminal at times and I wasn’t a big fan of him. I also don’t think the characters were always consistent. Colin jumps right into bed with Ariel without hesitation despite being torn up about his dead fiancĂ© and celibate ever since and Ariel swears she won’t let him into her bed again after how he’s treated her, and yet…

The passage of time is a little hard to follow with how it’s written and there are some tense problems. Colin’s climactic showdown is a bit of a clusterf*ck and Ariel’s is anticlimactic entirely. The plot is pretty predictable, but at least it’s satisfying.

That all being said, I liked how it ended. There was some character growth and they seem like a fine couple by then. I will also say that I am intrigued with some of the secondary characters – they were interesting and fun!

Bottom Line:

While I feel like something was missing in the big picture with this story, it’s still worth checking out for a different take on the rock star genre. It’s a short and sexy read that’s reasonable satisfying.

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About the Author
Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.

She lives in sunny Southern California.

Evie loves hearing from her readers. Feel free to drop her a line at evie@evie-knight.com or you can stalk her on Twitter @inlovewromance.

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