Welcome to the Loverboy blog tour! We first came across this book late last year when we participated in a promo tour. And needless to say, we were definitely interested in reading this. So when the opportunity arose, we jumped at it.
When Charlotte Murphy escapes from the ruthless serial rapist and killer, Loverboy, she finds herself completely lost and scared to death. Lost, frightened, recovering, and in the sights of a brutal killer. In a most odd but clever tactic from the police, they assign Charlie 24/7 live-in protection; a move that is supposed to comfort her and make healing easier. Somehow, despite the odds, Charlie finds a refuge in officer Nick Andrews and in his arms she finds the strength to heal and the courage to move on with life. Nick finds everything that he wasn't looking for in Charlie’s eyes and a fight against a killer that becomes personal.
Nikki, I have something to admit....
I have a toothache.
Didn't you just get that fixed at the *dun dun duuuuun* Dentist? ;)
LOL. Not that kind of toothache! *knock on wood*
Ok, were you talking about how incredibly sweet Nick is!?
LOL. Yes. He was almost too sweet. I kept expecting someone more alpha. I'm not really complaining because Nick was great, but he wasn't what I expected.
Exactly! I loved Nick, but I was left feeling a little unfulfilled by him. Maybe if he had been a detective, or more in charge alpha I would have swooned for him. As it was, I just wanted to hug him and move on. No tripping my switches or lady boners here
I have to say that there was one thing I was disappointed with...the identity of Loverboy. Don't get me wrong, there were some twists or turns, but he ended up being a random bad guy. I was expecting someone that we had met at least once in the book.
I know what you mean, like someone that we liked so we could at least be guys we met and kinda liked so we could get pissed they turned out to be the bad guy!
Exactly. Or someone like her horrible ex where we feel vindicated for hating them.
Other than that, the book was decent. Aside from Charlie and Nick getting into the relationship stuff so fast, I felt that her progression in healing was very believable.
I agree. She didn't just bounce back. Charlie worked hard to heal, both physically and mentally. It was completely believable.
It was hard at times to witness her struggles and I really felt awful for what she went through. I would have liked a little more detail on that, but at the same time, it may have made the book too dark for my tastes.
Again, I have to agree. There was one moment in particular where she received a threatening email and while I'm not a fan of extremely dark books, I was looking for a little more detail than what was given. Now, don't get me wrong, I would have been reading through my hands as I covered my eyes, but the lack of detail made me feel like some of the danger and suspense was missing.
Overall, I liked the book, but I didn't love it. There were some really good parts, some just ok parts, and some not so good parts. I didn't connect with it as much as I'd liked to have. But, I can say that the author did a great job with her descriptions and her writing was pretty good too. I would read more from her in the future.
I felt the same. Loverboy wasn't exactly what I was expecting but it was still good. And like you, I would read more from the author in the future.