Justified (Alfha Law 1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Novella, 1st in a series.
I am currently reading the second book in the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds, and absolutely love it. But I must say, as much as it pains me to say it, Justified was not as good as I wanted it to be. I mean with a start like this, I expected it to be awesome!
I really like lawyer books, so when I saw that Aurora was writing a hot series about lawyers, I couldn’t wait. What I didn’t expect was a very quick moving novella that was 100% from the male POV.
Therein lies the problem–the male point of view is hard to pull off alone. It works with a book that is already out, as a different perspective, or it works in some rare, more funny cases, but here it just felt like I was reading the male point of view to a book that I should have read before this.
The sex was hot and dirty, and I enjoyed that part, but I never got to know the heroine, or even like the hero, in fact he was more asshole than alpha.
Quick rundown: Nolan is a über rich lawyer with his own security team (huh?) and Chloe works in a bakery. Nolan saw Chloe through the window and decided he had to have her. He was a man obsessed.
My feelings for her go above and beyond the realm of normal and into the categories of slightly crazy, obsessed, and extreme possession…. She’s mine and has been from the moment I first saw her.”
I love a greedy possessive man, but this book was basically about Nolan’s over the top obsession. Here are some of the quotes sprinkled throughout the book:
I wanted to possess her. I needed to own her.”
“She was mine. She just didn’t know it.”
“She would be mine. Only mine.”
“I needed her to trust me. I needed her addicted to me. Then she would be mine, and I would never have to let her go again.”
“I wanted to consume her. I wanted to brand her. The need to own her, possess her, was almost crippling.”
There are so many more like that, that that is the premise of the story.
- Some hot sex scenes, and was intriguing enough to keep reading.
- Quick and dirty.
- Absolutely no character development. At all.
- It felt like the male POV of a book that we should have read already.
- The writing was choppy and immature (nothing like the Until series.)
- Nolan was bossy and domineering, which I usually love–but he was just an asshole.
- I’m not sure of the timeline, we had no clue how much time passed.
- Nolan was obsessive and stalker-like and that was the whole story.
- I thought this was a lawyer book? It’s mentioned once that he’s a lawyer and that’s it.
- What the fuck is ‘Alfha’ Law Series?
Rating: 3 stars, 4.5 heat
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