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Review: Thrill Me by Susan Mallery

July 27th, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Thrill Me by Susan Mallery

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: July 28, 2015

Publisher: HQN

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book:

Meet the Mitchell brothers of Fool’s Gold, California—five gorgeous men who’ve left a trail of broken hearts in their wake…

Maya Farlow learned the hard way to depend only on herself, so when she fell too deeply for the bad-boy charms of Del Mitchell, she did the only thing she could—she ran. Stunned, Del left Fool’s Gold to make his name and fortune in extreme sports.

Now ten years later, Maya’s been hired to promote her hometown’s new slogan, The Destination for Romance. The celebrity spokesman is none other than Del, the man she dumped but never forgot. Awkward!

Although Del’s not the type to hold a grudge, he’s determined to avoid falling a second time for the woman who broke his heart. He’s a daredevil, not an idiot. Trouble is, in all his adventures, he never found a rush as exhilarating as Maya’s kiss. Maybe risking his heart will prove to be the biggest thrill of all…

My Review:

I loved Kiss me and totally fell in love with Zane and Phoebe. Maya intrigued me so I was thrilled (no pun intended) to read this book.  Sadly it just didn’t have that same appeal.  It was by no means bad but there were several things that bothered me.

One was the repetition of certain aspects of the story.  Like yes, I get the Mitchell family is a family with secrets.  I don’t need it repeated over and over and over often time in almost the same wording “typical of a family that loved to keep secrets”, “for a family that loved secrets”, “You know we love our secrets”, etc.  Another thing was Del being so stuck on how women always lie to him and how can he ever trust them.  Again I got he had trust issues but I felt like I was being hit over the head with it over and over until I wanted to yell at him to get over himself.  Even after Maya explained why she did what she did he was still so focused on her “lying to him” instead of truly trying to understand where she was coming from.

What I did love about this one was the side characters.  I loved the little interactions with Phoebe and Zane and Eddie & Gladys cracked me up.  I have to admit sometimes I love them and sometimes I just shake my head over their antics in the past books but I truly adored them in this one.  If anything these interactions make the story worth reading.

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Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Contemporary, Romance

One Response

  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Repetition can definitely lessen the enjoyment of a book. I read one recently and I swear 80% of the book was the same 20 page conversation over and over and over again.

    Yay for great secondary characters though. I’ve enjoyed those in this series :)

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