In The Dark by Monica Murphy
The Rules #2
In The Dark is book #2 in The Rule Series, I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
I’ve read several books by Monica Murphy and really enjoyed them. I’ve always found her good guys and girls lovely and her bad guys and girls evil and generally bad.
Which was why it was surprising that I kind of just felt mehhh about all of the characters in this book.
Both Lucy and Gabe just came across as incredible gullible!!
Don’t get me wrong they are both nice enough people I just found myself rolling my eyes at the predictable issues and dialogue.
This is a nice NA story and really when you break it down it’s a classic plot that should and does work as an easy Sunday afternoon read.
My issue is that I didn’t invest in the characters and instead of finding the body issues that Lucy has relatable and endearing I was aggravated by how a beautiful girl with a natural rocking curvy body is ashamed of her curves.
Girls there is nothing wrong with women having curves!!! I know that Gabe loves her body but I was too busy wanting to shout at Lucy to notice Gabe proclamations.
This is a nice book with a nice NA storyline that ended in a nice way with only a few minor speed bumps to happily ever after.
Perhaps I’m being a miserable cow but I just didn’t get into this book.
In The Dark gets 3 stars from me.
FAIR GAME (The Rules Series, Book 1) May 12, 2015
Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.
When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her…or could he?
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.
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