Tuesday 2 April 2013

Every Which Way by Calia Read

Review by Willow 3 Stars (written 18.01.2013)

Severine Blake has seen far too many friends taken down in the crossfires of dating. She devises a precise course of action to protect her heart. The plan is working very well...until she meets Thayer and Macsen. When the Sloan brothers come into her life, nothing is the same.
Thayer is self-possessed, arrogant and used to getting what he wants. Being near him leaves Severine unsteady and shaken. He makes her question everything.
Macsen contradicts his brother in every way. His calm personality captivates her. Severine is drawn to him instantly. But Severine quickly discovers that when you want something, that want can turn wicked. Giving in is not always easy, especially when your heart refuses to give up the fight.
What little illusion of love Severine has is soon destroyed. Every option is broken, and the protection she has built around her heart instantly crumbles.
There's just no right way with the Sloan brothers

The book is about Severine, and two brothers, Thayer and Mac. Thayer is a bit of a player, a perceived bad boy. when Sev and Thayer are together they bicker but sparks fly when they touch. Mac is a quite seemingly shy good boy, everything Sev should be looking for, she enjoys his company and it feels so very different from being around Thayer. Sev is torn between the two and to make matters more difficult the brothers do not get along.

ok first off I love the cover. When I first sat down with this book, I actually lost track of time reading the first 17%, the story was just getting going and it flowed easily, but then it seemed to go all wrong, it started to not feel right, it wasn't flowing, I was getting a bit bored, I was finding it difficult to actually get the characters or actually feel anything whilst reading - in fact at one point I considered giving up for now, something I never do but because I'm not a quitter I pressed on. I'm actually glad I did. Around 60% in and bam I felt something - Hurt and betrayal and then I started to get back into it again. the last 30% or so of the book was definitely better, although I did get a bit frustrated with Severine at this point. The ending is not a cliff-hanger as such but does leave you with questions. Will I read the next one? Yes, but I doubt it will be at the top of my TBR pile.