Friday, September 30, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: Midnight Scent by Dori Lavelle

Midnight Scent
by Dori Lavelle
Series: Amour Toxique #1
Genre: New Adult Romantic Thriller/Suspense
Release Date: September 27th, 2016


I find the love letters in my new dorm room, left behind by a previous occupant.

They're meant for someone else, but the words speak to me. They slide off the page and wrap themselves around my body, touching me in places I never knew existed.

I'm falling in love with each word, unable to stop myself.

And I don't even know his name.

Until they tell me.

His name is Judson Devereux. They say he’s toxic. Falling for him will be a mistake.

I want to believe them. I want to walk away. But the words refuse to be erased from the invisible parts of me.

I'm hooked on the scent of his poison. It’s bad for me. It could kill me. But I’m in too deep.

*This series contains sexual content, dark themes, and violence that could trigger emotional distress in readers. *

*Amour Toxique is a serial that unfolds over three volumes.*

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About the author:

Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.


My Review:

I actually expected something totally different regarding the letters which was one of the reasons why I had a hard time getting into the story.

The storyline was interesting but everything moved so fast that it felt too unreal and I couldn't keep up with it. I wasn't really into it but the suspension grew closer to the ending.

Ivy was careless and threw herself without thinking onto the letters and the stranger who wrote them like they were her life and the air she breathes. She acted like a 16 year old rebellious teenager because she did everything she was told not to do.

The Story:
Ivy is a student that finds love letters in her dorm room. Even though she first feels like intruding someone else's privacy she can't stop herself from reading the letters. With each letter she's reading, she gets more and more curious about who wrote them. Though after some digging around and finding out about the secrets behind those letters and the person who wrote them, she wants to know more despite the warnings of people telling her to stay away from it.

I didn't know that this was just the first book of a series. I hoped for the complete story though it seems like I have to wait to find out how it ends. What do I learn out of this?! I have to get more info on the books before I start reading them. *scolding myself*

The writing wasn't bad but the characters annoyed me and it wasn’t just the main character but all of them. Ivy was reckless and really obsessed with this man she didn’t know at all and he really creeped me out.

I missed the depth and meaning of this story that wasn’t even dark but just touched the thriller genre. Especially because of the warning in the blurb did I expect something a lot more darker and dangerous.

Given the chance I would still like to continue reading this story because I believe that once diving into it, it will get better since now I know in some degree what to expect from it and I am a curious person and really need to know how all of this unfolds.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

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