“He might genuinely love me.
In a very twisted way!”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤
“I will find this sweet girl and protect her from any harm. She is mine to guard, to keep, to marry. To f*ck.”
The Hero(es): Evan (a.k.a Christopher) – A hitman who falls for a woman he sees on TV one time. She says in her interview that she wants a “normal” life, so he moves in next door and pretends to be an insurance salesman.
The heroine: Jolie – an older co-worker had an obsession with her and kidnapped her from her home and held her in his basement. He seemed to be trying to court her so she was left a virgin. She later escaped and was the key witness to the prosecution of the man for kidnapping. That is why she was on TV.
The Love Story: Christopher and Jolie meet at a block party which was the first time she ventured out of her home since the trial. They immediately hit it off and become intimate.
Have you ever read a book where the characters say and do things that are so far beyond how real people behave that you just have to laugh because it is so out there? Well this was that book for me. Not only does the hitman (who prior to this never had much use for women besides the obvious), falls in love at first sight via the TV., but the heroine is just coming off the major trauma of being kidnapped but she immediately takes this stranger to bed and feels safe with him. Not to mention the fact that her kidnapper left her a virgin though he was obsessed with her enough to steal her away from her home. Let’s just say this one was beyond the pale for me
Now I don’t mind shorter books that are smutty little interludes between longer stories, and I love the stalker aspect. This was extreme stalker even, as Evan/Christopher goes so far as to stalk her everywhere even after he marries her. But this also had the one thing I really cringe at and that is the Daddy/Little girl role play. I just hate that, but luckily it wasn’t the main focus of the story and only happened a few times.
The stalker aspect of the story and how Evan was a bit crazy in his obsession was actually pretty good and I liked that part of the story. He didn’t want her to be a weak little flower, but wanted her to come into her own and to overcome her anxiety. So once the story got going it was actually pretty good.