Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Twisted Perfection - Glines, Abbi

Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
2 out of 5 Stars
Kindle 306 pages

Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…

Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.
The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine… (From Goodreads)

What happened to the Woods I knew and loved in the Too Far series? This Woods must be an impostor! Or the author decided to write a fanfiction of her own series.

This was not at all what I was expecting from Ms. Glines. I was expecting the easy going and fun  Woods from the Too Far series. What I got was someone totally different. This Woods was like a clone of Rush! He was possessive, obsessed with being "inside" Della, and would growl whenever some other guy said hi to Della.

Wood's was so possessive and sex crazed! All he thought about was being inside Della and the next time they could get together and have some uber hot sex somewhere. He wanted to protect her, and even fix her. He didn't really acknowledge that she had some serious mental issues, which I felt weren't addressed enough. Glines didn't go into enough background about how Della's mother went crazy.

Della was such a contradiction as well. She was supposed to be this innocent and naive character who wanted to experience the world. While it was nice to have the female lead not be a virgin, she was still far from what Woods was used to in the experience category. Or that was how I figured it would be, but when Woods and Della got all hot and heavy Della suddenly became a sex goddess who could satisfy Woods like no other girl before her could. And Woods of course can satisfy Della like no guy ever could. And on top of that Della was nice and smooth down there! That made me laugh, especially since it made Woods so excited. For someone with little experience with sexual matters its a wonder that Della got a Brazilian wax. *rolls eyes*

The plot was really thin in this book. It was a lot of melodrama mixed with bunches of sex. Nothing really got solved or properly dealt with. Especially Della's fragile mental condition. Woods just promised he would fix her. But how can he when he doesn't really know whats going on inside her head, and besides he's not a professional. Della needs to see a therapist!

Insta love strikes again. It would have been a much more enjoyable book if it had been longer and there had been more build up to Della and Wood's relationship. But they meet and they feel an INSTANT pull and attraction that they can't deny. What I want to know is WHY do they like each other? Do they have any common interests, have a common goal, have some of the same friends? No! I don't even know what any of them likes to do, well Woods likes to golf, drink, party and sleep around. But what else does he like to do? And what does Della like to do besides work and "experience life".

And the cliffhanger! Oh God! I could d have sworn that I saw on Abbie Glines Facebook that it wasn't a cliffhanger, that the book just ends. Oh it ends alright..with a massively STUPID cliffhanger!

I've come to the conclusion that Glines is out for money and fame and all that. It feels like Twisted Perfection was originally supposed to be much longer, one book instead of two. But because Glines is enjoying the limelight she decided to split it into two books and leave us with a cliffhanger. She's also promised that based on a set number of reviews, or when the book hits a certain number on the charts she will release a teaser of some sort. *sigh* I think I'm done with Abbi Glines, although I keep saying that…but I just love punishing myself by coming back for more.

It could have been so much better if the author hadn't rushed the book, and chopped it into two pieces. If she took the time to develop her characters instead of churning out books I'd be a lot happier. But people are going to continue to gobble up her books.

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