Review: Trapped, by Beverley Kendall

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Part of a series? It can be read as a standalone, but you should read the free prequel novella.

Cliffhanger? No.

Category: New Adult.

Genre: Contemporary Romance.

Publisher: Season Publishing

Pages: 320

Blurb:

My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.

It’s not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that’s not enough, the father—and I use that term loosely—couldn’t have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.

I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.

I’m over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.

A world that’s been turned upside down when Mitch returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.

Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn’t going to happen. Ever.

Now if only I can get my heart to heed the lessons of the past.

 

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REVIEW:

I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.

To better enjoy this book, you should read the prequel novella The Trap available for free. You don’t have to read it to read Trapped, but in my opinion it helps a lot understanding the characters.

This book kept me interested even though at one point I wanted something more, maybe more twists and not necessarily the one at the end of the book that left me with a WTF look. Of course, the book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger since Paige and Mitch’s story ends with this book, but still.

Paige and Mitch are great leading characters and their POV is interesting. I enjoyed reading about their fears, their feelings and struggles, but the new development in their relationship was a little too fast for me. I’d have loved to see a little bit more angst.

The writing style itself is great even though sometimes I would have loved it if I could have felt even more the characters emotions. But I’m being a little bit picky.

The secondary characters are great and make me want to read their story. Really. It’s always a big plus and usually it means that the “world“ in which the main characters are evolving is well-described, well-built and in turns it makes me feel invested in a way.

Bree, Mitch and Paige’s daughter, is just a cute little kid. She’s a baby and obviously doesn’t talk, but I could feel how cute she is and how her parents love her deeply. The author did an amazing job with this.

The plot itself isn’t one to remember down the road, but it works really well and even though sometimes I’d like if there’s more twists or consequences to some choices, I still enjoyed this book a lot.

I will read the books with the other characters I saw in this novel and I hope their story will win me over too.

What do you think of Paige and Mitch? Will you read the other characters’ books?

 

RATING:

3.5 to 4

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