Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: Perfect Betrayal by Season Vining

Perfect Betrayal 
by Season Vining 
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.73
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin 
Published on: August 18, 2015
Pages: 320

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

To the outside world, Taylor Hudson has it all: beauty, money and social status. But Taylor’s privileged life is far lonelier than it appears.

Levi is the inside man on a job to steal fifteen million dollars from one of the town’s wealthiest families, putting him on a crash course with Taylor. Neither of them believe in love, but lust. . . that’s undeniable.

Now they’re locked in a wicked game of seduction and it’s unclear who is playing who. But neither of them expected the affair to lead to the deepest connection they’ve ever experienced. Because beneath Taylor’s perfect exterior lies a need for love that mirrors Levi’s own. 

As the heist approaches, how can Levi protect Taylor from the truth?  

Is he willing to give up everything to save the one girl who’s made him want to be a better man?


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy 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.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It just looked really really good. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:  And that might be why I was slightly disappointed. 

I had such high expectations and the characters didn't quite click for me. I actually disliked the characters for most of the story. Taylor was kind of a spoiled brat that I really didn't like. Her change of character didn't seem realistic for me.

The emotions felt kind of forced and so did the conclusion. It was just an average read that I didn't really enjoy as much as I wanted to. 

However, having said that the novel wasn't terrible. It was a fun, fast paced read. The plot was intriguing and that's what carried the story for me. 

The Characters: Were flat for me. I didn't feel like the changes in them were warranted. 

Major Strengths: Intriguing plot line. 

Major Weaknesses: Flat characters and forced chances in the plot. 

So why 3 stars? I'd almost give it a 2.5, but I think I found enough redeeming qualities to give it a 3. 

Warnings/Side-notes: For 17+. 

The Wrap-up: It was an intriguing plot line but the novel fell slightly flat for me. 

Love,

Danica Page

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