Review: Chained to You Vol. 2 – Contracted (Dark Billionaires: James, #2) by Alexia Praks

Chained to You: ContractedChained to You: Contracted by Alexia Praks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Alexia Praks in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Chained to You: Contracted’ is the second volume in the ‘Dark Billionaires’ series and follows Mia Donovan, a twenty-two year old intent on saving her brother, and James Maxwell, a powerful billionaire with great seduction skills.
Mia and James go through a lot in this novella, and I liked how both characters have started to change and evolve from what they used to be in the past and what we saw them as. Mia has matured slightly, and she has become more confident in who she is. James, on the other hand, is starting to reveal a better side to himself.
We get to meet Andy Donovan, the elusive younger brother of Mia whom’s mistakes led to the start of the story. He wasn’t a character who surprised me, and this I found a letdown.
Once again, I loved how more confident, mature and flowing the writing was in this novella! The author has made great progress from her beginning days as a Wattpad writer and this shows itself. I loved how there were almost no awkward phrasing or sentences. A big win for the authoress!
I couldn’t spot any typos or spelling mistakes that usually pepper ARCs in ebook format. I also loved the formatting and how neat and minimalistic it was. It made the reading experience a pleasure! The grammar was good but the prose could still be worked on a little.
I found that some of the steamier scenes could have the emotional part concentrated on a lot more. I felt a bit withdrawn sometimes, another small letdown for me. The scenes were also a bit rushed and I would recommend that the author slow down the progression of action for those moments.
The story arc has continued to evolve. It has continued to keep me intrigued and looking forward to the third volume!
Congratulations to Alexia Praks on publishing the SECOND instalment in her new series, the ‘Dark Billionaires’!

Rating Plan
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!

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