My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I don't even know where to start my review. Callie Hart is one of my favorite authors, one I automatically one-click; I have read all her books and absolutely loved every one of them. Except Mr. NORTH. Seriously I didn't even think there would be one thing she wrote and that I wouldn't love. And yet, there it is.
The main issue I had with it, is that I couldn't even recognize the tone and the atmosphere. I smiled and laughed at scenes but I'm still wondering if they were meant to be funny or not. Was it a mystery? I considered at one point that there will be a huge mindfuck.... still waiting.
What bothered me too is that some of the characters's actions seemed rushed (Raph's feelings) or out of the blue (the bdsm part). I would have loved more build up or anticipation, which would have make me FEEL.
Because, yes, there were emotions, but clearly I didn't feel them, it's the classic case if show, don't tell...
I didn't recognize Callie's writing in Mr. NORTH. Where were her complex and perfectly portrayed characters? The strong plot that usually captivates me? I tried, really tried to like it and I'm really sorry I didn't.
*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!!*
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Mr. North by Callie Hart
Release Date: November 16th
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Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out...
Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.
Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.
About the Author
Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she's on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings.
If she's not writing, you'll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.
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