Saturday, December 15, 2012

Book Review: The Stranger by Kyra Davis

Just One Night, Part 1: The Stranger
by Kyra Davis
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Kasie knows who she’s supposed to be. But one passionate night with a mysterious stranger will teach her who shewants to be.

You should sleep with a stranger, her best friend whispers in her ear as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses herself to the moment. Maybe it’s the dress, much shorter than she’d ever normally wear, or the Scotch, but something makes her give herself over to him more completely than she's ever done with a man before.

It was supposed to be just one night. But right as she’s thinking she wants more, he shows up in her office with an agenda. As the billionaire CEO of a company that’s engaged her PR firm, his demands just became her reality...and he desires so much more than just some attention in the boardroom.

I give this 2.5 stars and a grade of C-.

I was really really really excited to read this book. I'd heard it was similar to 50 Shades and the Crossfire Series. Although I am not a fan of the 50 Shades Series, I tend to like books that are described as similar to the series.


Because the book tends to have three things: Hot Sex, Alpha rich guy, and Intense Relationship.

This book came close but didn't hit the marks for me.

It was well-written and possessed a clear plot line, but in the end it was just. . .


I mean don't get me wrong. There was some conflict but. . .excuse me for a minute....

And the heroine was a bit. . .I don't know. Boring I guess. I get the whole not realizing who you are but. . .I just didn't feel like walking through her journey. I didn't want to be her or hang out with her.

Simone, her friend, was pretty groovy though.

Plus, I really didn't enjoy her cheating. I mean come on. We've all been in unsatisfying relationships, but just yank up your big girl panties (I stole this saying from Mrs. Joseph) and end the relationship.

The hero was also a bit....

And then the ending just kind of came out of no where. . . I mean Dave didn't even seem like this type of person. . .so why would he all of a sudden amp up into an A-hole?

And FYI, if some dude ever did to me, what Dave did to her at the end...We would have been in the police station that night!


I mean seriously. Let's pretend like I'm the main character, and I'm talking to Mr. Dave. I get that ridiculous threatening text from Dave to get my ass down to him or he's going to ruin my job, life, and tell my family.

I would've told Mr. Dave, "Hold on for a minute. I have to go do something. I'll be right back."

*whistles as I walks down to the car to see Mr. Dave, aka the asshat text sender:

"Hey Dave!"

"What did your text say again, Dave?"

But. . .she didn't do anything. Which is fine for now. . .because I do plan on reading the second book. I'm praying that there is a scene where she beats the crap out of him. AND I'm wondering where this series is going.

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