Tuesday, September 30, 2014

REVIEW - NO Apologies

No Apologies

Synopsis
Never apologize...

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He's flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there's anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn't prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that's all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has "relationship" written all over her. But Graham can't stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he's prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham's past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should've known to walk away.

In all my 30+ years of reading, I've never had a book I just could not finish.

But there's a first time for everything.

No Apologies was that book.

I'm usually ALL for Rocker books, so I'm not sure if it was the fact I had to stop reading the book to read a few ARCs that I had fallen behind on or if I just could not get into the plotline, but I got maybe 13% into it and just could NOT read it.

Graham annoyed me. He came off as a pompous ass who thought he was better than everyone because of his money. The way he gave Carly the yo-yo effect infuriated me to no end.

I can't really talk about Carly. She seemed nice, but I didn't read enough of the book to get a 'feel' of her character.

This has NOTHING to do with Ms. Bartel's writing style. I had no complaints with her writing style... I just could not follow the plotline.

While I like Ms. Bartel's writing style, I can't honestly say I would recommend this book. If you're into annoying rockers or you've read works by Ms. Bartel before, this would be right up your alley. Otherwise, I'd have to say pass.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Personally, it just didn't do anything for me. I'm sorry I had to put this on the DNF list, but I just couldn't do it.
STARS: 1/5
WOULD RECOMMEND: Only if you're read Ms. Bartel's works before. Aside from that, No.

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