By Talia Hibbert
Oh, how badly I wanted to like this book. As 2019 was coming to a close, this was one so many “best of the year” lists. And while I do understand the appeal, this book did not do it for me.
Chloe Brown, stifled by a life with chronic pain and a wealthy family who takes care of her, strikes out on her own to get a life of her own. She starts by getting her own apartment, where her eye catches on the tattooed, motorbike riding, ginger haired superintendent.
Through the eyes of Red, we are introduced to Chloe. And I hate her! According to him, she is a prissy rich girl who is stuck up. But he is attracted to her. When they interact, she is short and rude to him. Though I feel bad for her and her difficulties, it took until two thirds of the book for me to like her.
There were elements of this book I did like. The writing was great. The sex scenes were surprisingly hot for a book about a woman who has refrained from sex for many years. Chloe’s sisters were awesome. Unfortunately, the first book I started in 2020 did not do it for me.
Review by Michele W.