Book – Provoke
Author – Missy Johnson
Publication Date – March 16, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance/New Adult
Rating – 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy kindly provided by author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
Mace Jordan was not the type of guy I expected to sweep me off my feet. I knew of the crowd he ran with, and they were bad news. But beyond that tough, biker exterior was a sweetheart, and one that treated me like his princess.
I liked being the good girl with the bad boy, but I never expected this. What I saw on his computer…I thought I knew him.
But I was wrong. So wrong…
If there was ever a bad time for me to fall for a chick it was now, but from the moment I saw Leeta, she had me. There was something special about her, and I had to have her. But I also had a job to do, and I couldn’t let her distract me from that. I couldn’t let her discover that side of me either. But she’s not stupid, and I know she’s getting close. God knows what she’ll do if she discovers the truth.
Or what she thinks is the truth.
Ahhh….here is another book that my girls and I agreed to disagree on and again, I ended up being the only one who read and finished it.
I didn’t love it….I didn’t hate it – this is a book I liked – I could stomach and I could finish…now that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have trouble with some of the parts. Especially the thought that Leeta could forgive Mace so easily – even having sex with him before everything was settled. Oh….and the whole point of Mace having to kidnap Leeta – he could have subdued her without having to resort to kidnapping.
That’s about the only problem I had with the story itself – other than that the story held my attention – it bordered on dark but didn’t quite make it – at least not in my opinion. This had to do with the fact that the dark parts were about other non-consequential characters in the book.
We really didn’t get to know the main characters well – they seemed to have already been developed before the book even got started. This took away from the story a bit but possibly the author could have thoughts on doing a “pre-quel” in order to set the story up. Who knows? I just kept thinking to myself while reading that there was a book before this one that set up the relationship between Leeta and Mace and this is where we learn who these characters are and what they really mean to each other.
Easy and fast read – some dark elements but it didn’t take away from the story. More of a romantic suspense with lots of sex!