Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(This is a review for both Book 1 and Book 2) Let me start off by saying that I thought the characters were endearing, their romance was sweet (and in the second book, a little steamy), and the overall plot idea great--which is why I picked up the book(s) to begin with. I liked the author's way of writing dialogue, and their use of description. That said, there was something *big* that I didn't like about this series. I've never read anything by N.R. Walker before, so I'm unsure if this style of series is common with the author, but even after finishing the book over a week ago, I had difficulty putting into words what it was, precisely, that bothered me so fiercely. Finally, I pinned it down.
This trilogy is ONE book.
The story flows from the first word in the first book to the last word in the third book, has an overall arc, and a satisfying conclusion for our two heroes. The problem is, that it's in three parts and sold separately. I wouldn't be so upset if each novel had a good rounded story, and some kind of satisfying conclusion that would let me sigh with contentment when I put the book down, but there just wasn't.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against ending novels in suspense or series' featuring the same couple (I've read and loved many of them), but this series is not three separate stories in which you get to see a couple grow closer together (etc), it's *one* story. I'm afraid to say, that if you want to read the couple's full story (which IS rather adorable and heartwarming), you'll have to buy all three books and read them one-after-the-other as though they're one long book.
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Award winning historical romance author, Acquisitions Manager for Pandamoon Publishing, wife, and stay-at-home mom of four. Chocoholic, nerd, & bath bomb enthusiast.