Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: Maggie's Man by Alicia Scott

Title: Maggie's Man
Series: Family Secrets
Author: Alicia Scott
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472209168
ISBN-13: 9781472209160


Three siblings searching for the truth about their past are about to fins more than they bargained for...

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, and she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he's innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars.

Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye, and that his freedom is worth fighting for, at any cost.

My rating:

The blurb sounds nice, doesn't it? That's why I bought the book. Unfortunately, the book didn't live up to the blurb, and it turns out the person who wrote the book should also have written the book.

There you have it.

I just couldn't bring myself to care about either of the characters or their plights. While the hero was tolerable, I guess, the heroine was a mess. I had to check the original copyright year for this one, because I just couldn't believe it. The heroine was an idiot. I'm a woman and we women should stick together, girl power and all, but I absolutely hated the chick. If I wrote this story, she would've died on page two. The hero should be put on the waiting list for sainthood for not shooting her. Oh, my God!

Thanks to all that, I just didn't care what happened. And for some reason, I just didn't care how the hero's side of the plot ended. I just kept turning the pages, thankful it was a short book.



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