Review: Misadventures of a City Girl

Sunday 10 December 2017
Misadventures of a City Girl Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I jumped at the chance to read this book as soon as I saw that Chelle Bliss was involved. Having not read any other books in the series, or anything by Meredith Wild, I was intrigued to see how these two writers would combine their writing styles.

The concept of writing the Misadventures with various authors has clearly been well received by a wide range of readers. A series of sexy, stand-alone storylines by some of our favourite authors… what’s not to love?

Firstly, let me tell you this book was very quick to read and ended at 93%. It was more of a novella that a full-length story. It started with a bang, literally, as the key protagonists meet in the most unrealistic way imaginable. From the point they meet, it is clear that Luke and Madison have a spark of attraction and despite not knowing anything about each other, they, for the want of a better phrase, start banging the hell out of each other.

This is clearly more erotica than erotic romance but the romance did materialise, eventually, you just have to wait patiently for it. What I didn’t get though was that the “L” word was bandied around quicker than Luke could drop his pants, which was fast, and that just made the story all the more bizarre. I know it’s fiction and that anything can, and does, happen in an author’s mind, but readers need some character connection, development of feelings and generally some substance before everyone gets naked, again and again.

By the end of the book, I was warming to the characters and instead of wanting the book to finish, I was ready for Luke and Madison’s story to start. Luke’s past was complex and interesting but was barely touched upon which was a shame. Madison’s life was clearly the polar opposite to Luke’s and yet, despite some hesitation, Luke seemed to get over his PTSD in the blink of an eye.

This was a gently rewarding read which could have delved more into the psyche of the characters in order to provide readers with more depth to the storyline. That said, it was a quick and enjoyable read.

This ebook was kindly provided by the authors prior to release date in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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