Rating: 3 stars
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #1
The cover for this is a bit misleading. The book is smutty for sure, but the cover doesn’t indicate that there is a darker side to the story although it wasn’t dark enough to consider it a dark romance. Annie and Dylan both had horrible things happen to them in their pasts. Annie had been married to a man who abused her. Once she finally thought he was going to kill her she ran. Dylan’s torrid past is unraveled slowly and isn’t entirely revealed in this novel.
Annie moved into a crappy trailer park. A cell phone was left at her place, and she answered it when Dylan called looking for someone else. Annie felt safe exploring her sexuality via the phone with Dylan because she could easily hide her secrets from him. They had good chemistry. Their relationship moved a little too fast for people with such deep issues, but it wasn’t a big deal.
Annie did annoy me a little bit at times. Sometimes she was very timid but others she was bold. She was trying to be different and overcome her past, which lead her to do some bold things. Sometimes if felt like too much too soon. And I didn’t understand how someone with her history had such strong beliefs that all people were good. She was shocked that bad people could do good things. She should have known that people don’t always reveal their true selves.
It ended with a huge cliffhanger. I hadn’t figured the book would end with that event, but I knew it would come into the story at some point.
I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.