Review — Resist
by Missy Johnson
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Recent college grad Charlotte Lucas thinks she has found her breakout story. It all begins when she answers a provocative want ad posted by a secretive mogul who happens to be a prime suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. Young and inexperienced, Char has never been pushed to the limit—until their games take her to the very edge. Char has gone in looking for the truth, but now she’s in way too deep with a master who plays her body like it belongs to him.
Jaxon Murphy knows a lot more about Char than he lets on. Although the media has made him out to be a monster, he’s not about to come clean about his tormented past—at least not before he turns this good girl bad and sends her out to do his dirty work. After all, Jax didn’t make it to the top without breaking some rules. But as their play grows passionate and achingly real, Jax can’t resist taking a shot at something that’s bigger and more powerful than revenge: love.
I feel like this book was missing so much. For me, it was just ok. It’s super hard to explain it; I’ve been sitting on writing the review for three days.
In the beginning, I could relate to Charlotte as being unemployed and taking drastic measures. As the book got further on, she kept doubting everything. The job was supposed to be sex, that’s it. I get as women, we do form emotional attachments. However, I think she should have just went for it. But it seemed like every other thought she had, was doubting the fact that she should even be there. At one point, she got jealous that she wasn’t the only girl there. Jaxon was upfront about their situation, so she should have excepted it or something like it.
As for Jaxon, he is a stone-cold ass. From start to finish, I could not enjoy him. He was rude, inconsiderate, and out for revenge the entire time. I disliked him even more when he humiliated that poor girl by using Charlotte, for the sole purpose of pissing off her father, who happened to be his business partner. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
However, the mystery in the book was actually pretty good. Although, I did know that Jaxon didn’t kill his ex. I saw that coming so long before we actually got into the story. I liked the suspense (and the plot twist), but overall this book was not for me.
*I received a copy in exchange for my honest review, provided by NetGalley.
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.
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- June 20, 2016
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