Sunday, October 16, 2016

Laura’s Review of Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig

I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.

The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.

Killian Shepard.


We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into a woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life.

He’d be back.

He was always meant to be mine.

He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.

So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do.

I got my revenge.

I married his brother, Kael.

Now we’re one big happy fucking family. 

What I Loved
         There are a lot of books that have the ability to suck me in emotionally but very few books have the power to make me want to sit at home and read when I’m out with my friends or busy at work.  But Black Swan Affair did exactly that because I couldn’t stop thinking about this story!  I was completely enthralled from the very beginning when we first meet Maverick and she is about to walk down the aisle to the very last word.  Such a freaking amazing story that I think everyone should read!

        I loved the way the plot was laid out, how it went from past to present and from Maverick’s to Kael’s point of views because it gave me a better understanding of what each character is feeling and where they are coming from.  It built better character development for both Kael and Maverick and as a reader I became very much attached to their emotions and happiness. 

        From the very beginning my heart broke for Maverick because of the situation she was in, she truly loved Killian down to her very bones but he shattered her dreams.  Then as the story moves along you’re never quite sure how to feel about their relationship or if he even deserves a second chance.  I’m not going to give anything away but I will see say that I walked away from this book not hating anyone.  I think I fell a little bit in love each of them by the end.
Not So Much
        Since this is a 5-star review this will be a very short section.  I do wish that there was more background detail added into the book.  You get general descriptions of Maverick’s house as an adult and a child but not a ton so I wish there was more.  I felt like that theme was carried throughout the book, that there was a lot of general descriptions of things but not a ton of heavy background description which created some holes for me. 

        Also I did feel like the ending kind of zipped up things very quickly when I wish it would’ve gone into more detail about certain people a little bit more.  It all just sort of ended in a nice little box which was cute but some things I felt like were swept under the rug when I wish there would’ve been more. But that could just because I loved this book so much I didn’t want to let go!
To Sum It All Up!
      Overall this was truly an amazing story that I literally couldn’t put down, and when I was forced to it was all I could think about.  At first I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Maverick because she was so distraught and heartbroken but I knew I wanted this girl to be happy.  She was definitely someone easy to relate to and that made it easy for me to become swept up in all of her emotions.  There were several times I was choking on my tears as they fogged up my eyes because I was so moved by all of the emotions swirling around the characters. 

        The story switches between past and present in different ways, which added a refreshing take to a romance novel.  This story was definitely laced with some suspense and devastation which I absolutely loved, give me drama any day of the week.  There is so much going on in this story at every turn, it kept me on my toes till the very end.  Not only was there sadness and heart ache there was also a ton of chemistry and hot sex as well to throw into the mix.  This isn’t a story for the faint of heart but trust me the minute you begin reading you will be instantly addicted and it will stay with you for a long time afterward. 

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