Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Terrible Love Review

Book Review March 9th

A Terrible Love

by: Marata Eros

★★★ 4 Stars

Blurb: Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.

A Terrible Love was a good New Adult read. It had all my necessary components: love, hot guys with tattoos, leather and a motorcycle, hidden secrets and danger....

I really liked the story-line of A Terrible Love. At times it felt a bit cliche', such as when Cas's truth is revealed and with the evil step-brother but I can't lie, I loved every bit of it.

However, it was an intriguing read and though sometimes I wanted to throttle Jess it all worked out in the end. Besides she has an amazing friend in Carlie. Even though we do not meet Jess before she goes into hiding, it’s nice to see Carlie make her challenge her boundaries and go outside the box now and then, rather than let the constant fear to control her life. 

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!!!

What I Liked

There was some hilarious one liners such as, "dried up like popcorn farts and burn like hell,"-Jess. I hate contacts too but this is one hell of a way of explaining that.

I enjoyed Jess's secret. It was different and rare so it worked for her situation. Through recognizing the home life she had, which from the outside probably appeared flawless, was hard and sad to read considering how shallow and self-centered her family is. 

Castile is hott. Just plain ol' yum. It was annoying not knowing everything about him, but it gave him a more mysterious air that Jess just loved.. 

The dual POV helped. Sometimes you want to hate Cas without knowing the whole truth but something just keeps you attached. (Must be all the hot sex he and Jess have.)

Jess's passion with dancing. You can almost see it as she twirls and pirouettes to Boel's immense joy.

What I Didn't Like

I hated Mitch. Thad too. Ugh wish Cas could have got them alone in a room with his fists. It felt like there was something fishy going on with him and it was satisfying to see his true colors come out. 

The knee shattering incident. It was horrific to witness, as if I was the one in pain. I didn't hate this scene but it made me want to cry because of the unfairness of it all. And I felt awful that she may never dance again. But even worse were the careless deaths of Boel and Shelby.        

I did not like each chapter ending with some sort of foreshadowing like warning. It was beyond annoying.
And the end. Everything was just wrapped up too nicely and quickly. I felt rushed and I wasn’t ready for it to be over so fast.


A Terrible Love was a cute, enjoyable romance with all the hot action and bad boys you need. Save it for a rainy day. You'll read it in one sitting and be happy you did.


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