Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Finding Kyle

Title : Finding Kyle
Author : Sawyer Bennett
ASIN : B01N22RA40
Edition : Kindle (Released January 14th, 2017)
Publisher : Big Dog Books LLC, USA
Page counts : 218 pages
Language : English
Genre : Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.11 (per February 23rd, 2017)
Hotness Scale : 3/5
Read date : February 21st, 2017
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When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakable things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.

Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.

When Kyle’s terrible past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

I was just looking for something light (and definitely not a part of a series) when I looked at the cover. And then I was like, what the hell. I'll try it on. At first, the book started off ordinary, but unexpectedly, I got sucked into the whole story.

She is crawling under my skin, invading my senses, and turning me inside out.

As an undercover agent for ATF, Kyle Sommerville has done terrible and awful things, in the name of his work. Now that his undercover job is done, he needs to hide away while he waits for the trial date. And so he settles in Misty Harbor, Maine, still feeling conflicted and having nightmares about the past few years. But he's not expecting the crazy and adorable woman next door--Jane Cresson, who loves to cook but can't bake to save her life, and a woman insistent enough to always approach Kyle.

Jane is a force of nature that has the strength of a hurricane, and f*ck if she didn’t roll right over me.

Jane Cresson is an art teacher for the local school. Although Kyle is not very friendly, she's determined to get past his barriers. And what do you know, their chemistry burns hot enough that she starts falling for Kyle. But Kyle will move on, and having a relationship is a bad idea, especially since Jane doesn't know who he really is, and what he's done in the past.

Of course, Kyle is a gorgeous, tortured hero. I kinda like this kind of heroes. At least he's not burned out by the depravity he's seen while on undercover. He's still a sweet man and a very interesting character. And he always try to keep things honest between him and Jane, but still keeping secrets about himself. I got it, I really did. And I like that Kyle's not an asshole despite the fact that he's done despicable and depraved things, all for the sakes of his job.

And then there's Jane. The town's favorite daughter, an art teacher, and a quirky woman with a penchant of quoting random movies. She's charming a bit stubborn, but she's also honest to a fault. She's also one of the heroines that's so sweet and cute, and feel too innocent. Nothing's wrong with that in Jane's case, since her charms is probably the only thing that will make Kyle feel again.

The storyline is engaging, and although I could guess the ending, I still couldn't guess the twist. You know, that little twist in the end that prevents a book from being totally safe--totally boring. I also liked the small-town setting in this book, and Sawyer Bennett didn't really overdo her description of the town. The hero is dark and rough enough around the edges, the heroine is sweet but still sassy.

I also like the author's writing style. Although I'm probably not her most devoted reader, being a book-jumper and all, I always enjoy Ms. Bennett's books. This book is no exception. Finding Kyle could be one of those books that can lift you up from a reading slump. It's an easy read but with totally interesting characters. If you ask me, I'd like to see more...action. Because Kyle's an agent XD but well, I still love the book without complaining too much.

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