I read a variety of books and lately I’ve been into what they call Adult Contemporary or New Adult books. This weekend I’ve read 3 of Teresa Mummert’s books; Pretty Little Things, Perfect Lie and Safe Word. Two out of three were really decent reads so here’s my take:
Pretty Little Things, by Teresa Mummert, was my FAVORITE of the three books I read by this author. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all and I absolutely loved that about it. You start to piece it together as you go but it definitely takes a bit of a weird twist that makes you do a double take. Well at least I did.
The characters were well-developed, in my opinion, for such a short book and are not the typical hero/heroine types. They are beautifully damaged and are desperately trying to find a way to fix themselves and each other. This book takes you on a twisted trip that you will enjoy all the way to the end. Considering I don’t like spoilers, there is no way for me to go too deep into this book without ruining it for you.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Then I read this..WTF is an understatement! I had high expectations of this book because of how much I loved Pretty Little Things. Boy was I pissed! I actually considered requesting my .99 refund from Amazon.
The book was all over the place; the past, the present, and I’m assuming the afterlife. Did you hear me; the after-freaking-life. Seriously. I can not begin to tell you what a total mind f@$% this book was, hell typing this is just pissing me off all over again. I see where the author was trying to go with this book (think The Sixth Sense) but the execution wasn’t quite right. I actually had to re-read Chapters 2 and 15 just to make sure I wasn’t going crazy.
This book gets 1 out of 5 stars only because I liked Abel, the male lead of the story. His crazy made this book bearable but not redeemable.
I decided to give this author one more chance when I ordered Safe Word and I’m glad I did. This was a pretty good book and I actually finished it in a few hours.
The main character Colton/Cole/Colt was not only the hero but the villain as well. You find yourself loving, then hating, then loving him again. Not to mention it helps that he has this whole Christian Grey dominant thing going. The story itself is a bit “out there” but you get sucked in any way. I mean cops, strippers, the Mob, crazy molesting step parents…this book has allot going on. I love the way all the characters weave in and out of this story to make it all pull together and let us not forget the sexy time. Boy does the sexy time get cha going! Damn smut…I love it!
3.5 out of 5 stars for the hot sex and hot male lead. Oh and the story (tee hee)