REVIEW: Behind the Blindfold (Volume 1) – Natalie E. Wrye

behind the blindfold v1Title: Behind the Blindfold (Volume 1)
Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Series: Behind the Blindfold #1
Genre: romantic suspense
Rating: **

This was a fairly short first instalment of a two-parter romantic suspense. I found the sex scenes steamy and the plot engrossing, and the length of the novel did not detract from its development, which is a very welcome change from most shorter novels.

I think that had we not known there was something iffy and stalker-y going on through the structure of the novel, it would have perhaps been a better plot-twist and much more shocking (though I have my reservations and ideas that things are not as they seem). Furthermore, I found that I just didn’t agree with, or understand in any way, some of the choices the characters made in regards to their relationship and forgiveness, which irritated me; I’m probably more interested in a stronger lead female character. Finally, for me the writing style wasn’t my favourite, being in third person and very colloquial.

Yet, I am still interested in continuing to read this into the second instalment, because despite its flaws and not really being my cup of tea, the plot is just highly engrossing and I need to know what happens, and where my own suspicions and predictions fall into this.

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