By Sharlyn G. Branson
My life is perfect. I have money, power, good looks and countless women ready to do anything to get their hands on me, and my rather large package. My business brings in billions every year and my airline has the fastest airplanes in the world. In short, I have everything a man can dream of. Or so I thought until I met Estelle Klide.
The second I saw her, I decided to make her mine.
Her body was sinfully sexy. She had amazing, mesmerizing indigo eyes. Her sweet scent was the epitome of temptation and evoked images of wild, animalistic sex in my mind.
I couldn’t help but fall for her – hard. Letting her slip through my fingers was not an option.
In involving myself with her, I entered waters I’d never thought I’d have to swim in. I set off on a journey filled with mystery, fear and a lot of love.
The only thing that threatened to ruin this paradise and destroy everything, was her ex-husband, who turned out to be a real monster.
* BETWEEN CLOUDS AND STARS is a standalone romance novel, which takes place in the fantastical world of the future.
When I started reading BETWEEN CLOUDS AND STARS, I wasn’t aware that it was set in the future, so that was a bit of a shock. But that’s ok, it wasn’t a problem for me and so I kept reading.
So why the low rating? The story moves extremely fast and has way too much happening for a novella. Within the first few pages I thought that if I were to blink while reading, I might miss something important. Because of how fast it moves, you cannot connect with the characters or what’s going on because there simply wasn’t enough time to do so. Even the characters themselves don’t have time to react or be emotional before they’re moved on to the next part of the story. I get that this is set in the future and that it’s fiction, but I still expect a book to be somewhat realistic. Spoilers ahead. How did Estelle’s ex-husband escape from jail? Why was she not notified by the police that he had escaped, given that he tried to kill her? How did he tamper with Nick’s plane? Why wasn’t the crash of Nick’s plane investigated? Why would a couple lie about Estelle dying as a child so they could adopt her, only to treat her like crap her entire life? How could they just adopt some random child without proof of birth? Why would her family believe a doctor saying she had died and not speak to the police? All these questions tell me that the story was full of holes and loose ends.
While writing this review, I tried really hard to think of anything I liked about it. Sadly, the only part I liked was the HEA ending. BETWEEN CLOUDS AND STARS is told in dual POVs and is a stand-alone.
Between Clouds and Stars
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