REVIEW: The Ties That Bind – Cleo Scornavacca

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June 1, 2016 by evesummers

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00069]Title: The Ties That Bind
Author: Cleo Scornavacca

Series: Miss Taken Identity #3
Genre: romance
Rating: *

I can clearly see that I am in the minority here but I just did not get on with this series. The lives of these characters are full to the brim of drama and angst, much of which does nothing to advance the plot but only serves to complicate it further. Rain and Dominick’s relationship has developed since the first instalment, but it seems that rather than developing into strength, it has developed through lies and deceit, and copious amounts of forgiveness and bickering, and just seems toxic to me. I’m all for an alpha but Dominick is the most petulant, controlling prick I’ve ever read about, and Rain is about as useful and feisty as a wet paper bag (though she clearly has the patience of a saint).

More than anything, this was a very, very long read, especially for a romance book. But this was not due to plot, rather because the characters are repeating every single occurrence to multiple characters at different times, and it really does feel like we are being told (repeatedly), not shown, what is going on.

I’m glad these characters finally have their happily ever after; honestly, they deserve each other, especially after everything they have been through! Fans of the series will be satisfied with this ending.

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