My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Melissa Foster via Brook Cottage Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
A Note to Readers about ‘Logan’: Melissa’s fans have been asking for a darker, sexier version of The Bradens, and she’s proud to bring you the Wild Boys and the Bad Boys in the new After Dark series. The After Dark series is written in the same raw, emotional voice as The Bradens and her other romance series. However, please be warned that the language in the After Dark books is naughtier than in her other novels, and the heat level has amped up a bit. She hopes you enjoy them as much as she enjoy writing them.
This is my first book by Melissa Foster and I have to say that I was pretty excited! I had dug through ALL her written novels and decided I was her NEW BIGGEST FAN! (There was sooooooooooooo many of them! When does she get the time, much less the inspiration and dedication? And they all sound so marvellous! Argh! I want to be her in the future! Better yet, be her advanced reader! Too many thoughts going on! My heads about to explode!)
My first impressions: The book and the whole series I were thought out. Straight away I saw realistic (although somewhat traumatised) characters who had problems and baggage with them, yet they were willing to get back up and to make the most of their lives in order to survive. The characters had lives and we saw this because there were great supporting characters who we knew meant a lot to them. We see elder brothers and friends who we know will appear later on in the series due to, first and foremost, their last names: “Wild” and “Bad”.
‘Logan’ drew me in right from the start due to its unusual beginning. It was very down to earth and opinionated as it started off with Stormy’s (or Stella’s) point of view which we realise is very harsh and probably traumatised.
The novel switches between the point-of-view of two main characters: Stormy and Logan. It is written in third person and narrated by them. I enjoyed this as it let me see the story through different eyes.
The novel was also quite short and an easy read. But don’t let that put you off. It was also intense; emotional; strong; overpowering; touching; heartfelt; and heart-wrenching.
Now there was LOTS of love scenes, but don’t get me wrong, this book was not only about that; it was also about romance and LURVE! It had a tough and a sort of depressing beginning to it, but as you got further in, warm fuzziness started to happen. It was a nice contrast to the beginning and it let the happiness to shine through the doom and gloom. It let me connect with Stella and Logan, which I always think is important.
I also felt as if the style in which the author wrote was different in the first third of the book compared to the next two thirds. I know this different and raw style is one that the author hasn’t written in yet, so I believe the author reverted to her past style I those two thirds. In my opinion, I enjoyed the style she wrote in in the last two-thirds MORE compared to the style in the first-third but together those two styles were awesome and made a great book!
No grammatical mistakes or spelling and typing errors in this novel which was lovely to see – it made it a pleasure to read.
It was a lovely story and *SPOILER* had a HEA (Happily-Ever-After) which was REALLY SATISFYING. It made me feel so HAPPY in the end!
Congratulations to Melissa Foster! I can’t wait for more!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!