ARC kindly provided by Alexia Praks in exchange for an honest review.
‘Trapped’ is the third instalment in the ‘Chained to You’ novella series. I really looked forward to this novella and my expectations were high. Sadly, this novella just didn’t do it for me and I am starting to gradually loose interest in the series.
One of the things that have brought down my rating of this novella was the amount of swearing. Maybe it’s just me, but I felt like the amount of cursing that appeared in the writing increased with each new novella. Sometimes I felt like the amount of swearing was directly proportional with the character’s inability to express certain emotions of to properly convey their ideas and/or thoughts. I didn’t mind the swearing/cursing/profanities most of the time, but it certain brought down the quality of the novella when the characters would start swearing every sentence because they tried to express their “manliness” and “turmoil” over actually experiencing realistic emotions.
I understand that this was an advanced reviewer’s copy, however the typos and misspellings definitely made themselves known. I disliked them mainly because the format that I received my ARC in was polished and looked final. There were also some minor grammatical errors and turns of phrasing that struck me as odd and in definite need of a look through.
I found that the way the villains and “bad guys” behaved in this series were completely unbelievable. I cannot express how laughable some of their attempts at being cruel and sadistic were. I felt absolutely NO danger from them. Just pity for their inadequacy as characters.
Yet another poor habit which one of the characters presented was Mia. She often refers to herself moaning/groaning/screaming in pleasure as her “sexual cry”. Why? I have not idea, but I found this phrasing distasteful and annoying. As well her inability to refer properly to James’s manhood by calling it “man root” and her own womanhood as “down there”. Her helplessness and naïveté is starting to grow a little bland.
Congratulations to Alexia Praks on publishing the third instalment in the ‘Chained to You’ series.
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!