Reviewed by -- Jeffrey P Wyatt
Book Review of --
Season, Unforgettable by Keta Diablo
Overall star rating --- 4-1/2
About the book:
Season Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods to survey her property.
The company Rann works for, his mother's company, wants the land for a luxury condo development and they want it bad. He never dreamed they'd go to such extreme lengths to get it.
Lives spiral out of control, lies and betrayal play center stage. Caught in the middle between his rich and powerful mother and the woman he loves, Rann discovers love is complicated...and sometimes lethal.
Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 23
-- Story & characters -- 9
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing & formatting -- 9
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
*****This review contains spoilers*****
To start with, the cover isn't very telling about this story. It doesn't give the reader any idea of what to expect at all, which is something I don't really like with books. The story is the land developer vs. land owner conflict in the background, but really, the main Male and Female leads are really in focus. There is instant attraction between Season and Rann right off the bat, which is quickly complicated when she finds out he was surveying her land when they met. As for Rann, after encountering Season, his world and perspectives changed. Whatever he was feeling about his job and life before, are completely changed to support Season's side. In short, the man has it bad for her. Season is more conflicted, she is attracted heavily as well, but fights it as she sees him as "the enemy" trying to take her land.
As the misunderstandings get cleared up, Rann works on both her and her beloved Grandfather, working into their hearts, although Season has a far bigger sense of distrust to overcome than her Grandfather. Just as it looks like we are heading for the HEA, sudden and terrible disaster strikes, shaking every single character's world in the book. It almost looks like the book will end sadly, but the author turns it around at the end and we all get the HEA we were hoping for.
I was nervous throughout the better part of this book, since both Season and Rann were clearly the good guys; we didn't really see the antagonist of the story until they make their move. There is some conversations with Rann and his Business-owning mother that hint at trouble, but when disaster strikes, it hits hard and no character sees it coming. The antagonist in the story, sadly for the main characters, is smart as they are bad, so the plan nearly succeeds far too well.
Overall, I liked the story very much, enjoyed the ending, and I hope the author does another story in this world with the Matt and Bernadette's story.
Genre -- Contemporary Romance
Age recommendations -- Oh this is an 18 and up story.
Sex content rating -- mild, nothing in detail named, but one instance is a little hot.
Violence rating -- one fairly bad scene, not so much the act as the description of the aftermath
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