Friday, August 1, 2014

Love's Paradox - Review

Love's Paradox (Paradoxical World #1)
Title: Love's Paradox
Author: Laura Kreitzer
Series: Paradoxical World #1
Release Date: May 3rd 2014 
Format: Paperback & Ebook
Publisher: Revolution Publishing, Inc.
Source: complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange of an honest review via +NetGalley


Stalked by her abusive ex-fiancé, Rae Zachery retaliates by singing karaoke and spilling all their dirty secrets to the entire bar. When her ex attempts to silence her brazen performance, sexy, leather-clad Parker comes to her rescue and soundly punches her ex in the face. As valiant and comedic as that may be, Rae finds Parker’s violent assistance unsettling, yet she can’t help but be drawn to him and his tragic past.
Fighting her attraction for Parker is a battle Rae can’t win, and soon their night of sharing secrets morphs into an undeniable bond. But fate won’t so easily relinquish her grip on their romantic, happily-ever-after. Instead of blissfully skipping into obscurity, Rae and Parker are subjected to her ex-fiancé’s vicious proclivities. Who knew love could hurt so good?
Get lost in this contemporary romance with just enough comedy, drama, and suspense to keep you on your toes.

Love’s Paradox is a story about abusive relationships. It’s a story that show us that healing is possible and also that giving love a chance can be a great decision. But for me the story gives a glimpse of how abuse affects people outside the relationship. It's a great demonstration of how this situation becomes a virus that contaminates many lives.

The book present us to Rae, who has just left an abusive boyfriend when meets Parker. He comes as the knight in shining armor ready to save her from the claws of an evil man. The tension between them is amazing. It’s everything you expect and more. You can feel the attraction and how they fight it only because they are afraid of getting hurt.

Rae is a nice character. She has all the characteristics of a woman who lived a difficult relationship, there are moments where she clearly sees herself as the victim she is, but also she blames herself for the outcome. For me, this make the book feel real, she is not perfect and tries to become the person she used to be but also she has to live with the consequences of her past relationship.

Parker is this sexy, honest, successful and caring man who comes to give her a new chance in love. For moments he seems too perfect to be true. I keep waiting for a flaw that never comes. He even is good in bed (and more than good) so for me he needs a defect (I could accept snoring just to make him more real). And the best part is that he is only twenty-something.

The writing is ok. The sexual tension is well built and the sex scenes are amazing (taking out Mr. Perfection). I could say that the story moves way too fast. I know that when violent men are involved a second can make a difference but there were things that for me were unnecessary.

I have to mention the ending. Without giving much away, I will only say that I laughed for a great part of it because it was unbelievable. I know incredible things happen in real life and author can do whatever they want with their stories but the ending was too much. Still, I loved the epilogue.

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