Sunday, 14 May 2017

⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron

 The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron
TITLE: The Bad Guy
AUTHOR: Celia Aaron
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 21st, 2017
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My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.

I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.

Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.

She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.

I’m the bad guy.

Author's Note: This is a dark romance with an HEA and no cheating.
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It pains me to rate this book 3 stars but sadly it just didn't live up to my expectations :( 

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THE BAD GUY: by Celia Aaron is a standalone ‘Contemporary Romance’ spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 

This is an intricate tale of how Sebastian fell under Camille’s spell as soon as he met her. He wanted her, the need to steal her ran rampant through his mind. 

Twenty- four year old Camille teaches biology at Trenton Prep and then we’ve got Thirty-two year old Sebastian Lindstrom, A CEO of Lindstrom a forestry company, and the villain of this story. 

Sebastian is like no other villain you’ve ever met before, he’s like a walking time bomb, a walking contradiction, when he’s sweet, he’s oh so sweet, the guy is like a robot, he feels nothing, he has no idea what is right or wrong, he takes what he wants and if it doesn’t come to him willingly he just steals it and that is exactly what he does where Camille is concerned. 

There she was thinking she was on her way to the Amazon rainforest, wrong she was on a fast track to Sebastian’s house, no one will know she’s missing. Everyone will think she’s right where she should be, her trip of a lifetime, not waking up naked in Sebastian’s bed. 
She’s in the hands of an unhinged psychotic man, a man who plans to keep her forever. 

Stop reading for a bit, put yourself in her shoes, you wake up naked in his bed, what do you do? You fight, kick, claw your way out of this scary situation, you don’t roll over like a dog and accept what’s happened. This is where all my frustration levels came to the boiling point and it made it hard to connect with the story thereafter.
I loved the premise of the story, it had good bones to be a dark gritty read, but Camille just gave up too soon, where was the fight? The struggle? The tears? The terror? When did that survival instinct kick in? 
Answer it didn’t 

I know it’s wrong on many levels to compare to other books but think ‘Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters’ now if this author had gone that route, and infiltrated the terror and all those kidnapped emotions we’d all expect to feel this book would’ve surpassed all my expectations. 

The writing was well done but I think if the above was worked on this book would’ve been a terror filled kidnapped read of epic proportions. Since I'm going for gold I also wouldn't class this as a dark read, more in the lines of 'Contemporary Romance' it did have dark elements but they were made fluffy and glossed over this never actually stepped into the darkness.

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