Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jacqueline's review of Everything by N.B. Baker

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Everything by N.B. Baker

My overall star rating -- from 1-5

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About the book:
Ella Stone is struggling to pick up the pieces of her life. Abandoned by her parents when she was an infant, both of the grandparents who raised her are now gone. Facing her future for the first time, Ella decides to move to Detroit in order to be near her two best friends. After a misguided relationship with a man she finds in bed with another woman, Ella begins doubting her life-changing move. That is, until she meets Chance St. John. When Chance fends off a brutal attack, he and Ella share an instant connection. As the two get to know each other, their passionate exploits both in and out of the bedroom make way for a deeper connection for which neither one was quite prepared. But despite their increasing closeness, Ella can’t shake the feeling that Chance is hiding something from her. His frequent nightmares and skittish responses point to a secret in his past that haunts him still. While Ella attempts to uncover Chance’s mysterious past, her own life takes a turn for the strange. As Everything builds to its explosive climax, Ella must discover the truth before Chance’s dark past consumes them both.

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 15 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 5
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing & formatting -- 5
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My 5 point review:
-1- Not a great book, not a bad book either, also not a memorable book.

-2- The reason why I say it's not a memorable book is I had to look it up on Amazon to recall what it was about, then had to pop the book open and skim to the end to recall how it ended.

-3- The best part is in the beginning of the book when she comes home and discovers her (?) whatever in bed with another woman.  Still not sure if he was her hubby or boyfriend.

-4- What turned me off to this book was the fact that the author went into exhaustive detail describing stuff - rooms, surroundings, d├ęcor, etc.

-5- By the time I got to the end, well, I think I skipped some pages.  If a book is really good, I remember it.  This one was not memorable at all.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- definitely 18 plus
Sex content rating -- quite a bit
Violence rating -- a good bit of this too

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