3/27/13

Tainted Love: The Faith McKenzie Story by Erin Cawood

3 Stars


ABOUT THE BOOK -
For anyone in a relationship, the words 'we need to talk' can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn't stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they've built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don't they deserve to have it all?

But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They're a summons into a private world where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

Faith has no doubt in Calvin's undying love for her. It's what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong... because it's rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
I spend my days somewhere between student world and fiction world, juggling the demands of a New Media degree with the many characters who demand I spend time telling their stories.
I love the world of contemporary romance, chick-lit and commercial women's fiction. I've been reading and writing romance since my early teens and the discovery of chick-lit in my early twenties brought its own special twist on my writing style. I love a lead character you can really put your heart and soul behind for the entire story. Thus, I end up sliding around and sometimes into the darker, edgier side of romantic fiction and taking the path less willing followed.

MY REVIEW -
I gave this book 3 stars because it did keep my attention and I felt it was good enough to make me want to keep reading it, but it stopped there. This book for me had no real feeling, no raw emotion. It was told in first person like she was telling her story to her brother, as if she were writing him letters. I felt like this really took away from the story. It had the effect of listening in on a Psychology session of someone telling the accounts of abuse. I think if this had been told in third person, as a story, it would have been soooo much better. I don't know why, but also being told this way didn't let you get as close to the characters. I really wanted to feel bad for her, her husband was a jerk. But I just really didn't like her either. There was almost no real character development beyond the abuse.
Also throughout the book she kept "telling her brother" I will spare you the details, I won't go into detail. Well.... I wanted those details!

There were good parts to the story and like I said it was enough to keep me reading.
So, is it good enough to spend .99 to get it for Kindle?
Yes, it is.
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Thank you Orangeberry Book Tours for sending me this e-book to read and review!

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2 comments:

  1. I don't often like to read stories about abuse, and it sounds like this one might have been more of a personal story than a novel. I also don't like it when there are not a lot of details given, so I think I might pass on this one.

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