Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Untrue Colors by Veronica Forand

Untrue Colors
by Veronica Forand
New Adult Romantic Suspense
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.53
Published by: Entangled
Published on: March 10, 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
She’s on the run…

Brilliant art appraiser Alex Northrop’s ex used stolen art to fund his nefarious activities. Now he wants her dead. But it isn’t just herself she’s worried about – if he discovers who she really is, he’ll kill her family.

Professor Henry Chilton is shocked to find a beautiful stranger passed out in his bed, and even more so when she reveals a priceless painting is a forgery – the painting he’d planned to use to fund a woman’s shelter. She’s mysterious and frightened, and he is determined to discover why.

Alex's knowledge of art is undeniable—just as Henry’s attraction to her is irresistible. But in order to help him recover the real painting, Alex isn't just risking exposure...she's risking her life.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

The Characters: I thought the characters were intriguing. Alex's past and her decisions were interesting to read about. I really liked Henry and his character. The author did a great job at creating characters that I could connect with. She told us about their past and showed how it was influencing their present, but did so in a way that wasn't an info dump. 

That was one of the best aspects about this novel. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went in with little expectations. I'd never heard of the author, but the synopsis sounded incredible and so I wanted to read it.

The book was engaging and well written. I kept wanting to know what would happen next. The world that the author created was brilliant. I loved how she delved into the world of art/illegal art trading and made it come to live. She had a brilliant plot and brilliant characters.

My only complaint is that the attraction between Henry and Alex felt a little bit forced and rushed. If that had been slower, I would have given this a 4. 

The novel is perfect for fans of romantic suspense. 

So why 3 stars? Like I mentioned above, certain aspects were rushed to make this really stand out and be a 4. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Several instances of strong language, violence, and sexual content. Definitely for a more mature audience. 

The Wrap-up: An engaging novel that was a great read. Recommended for fans of the genre. 

Love,

Danica Page

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