Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Book Review: Ruthless by Michelle Horst

I could cry. I loved Marcus story so far from the previous books because his was the most authentic and touching one. But maybe this was exactly the reason why I had such high expectations of this book and why it turned out to be slightly disappointing. Not because it was bad though but because everything built up to this point and his book was just not what I hoped it would be.

The book was as well written as the previous ones and the story showed parts of why Marcus became the person he is now. It gave insight in his thoughts and which part Willow played in his life. The thing is, we got to know so much about Marcus already and lived with him through such a tough part in his life in Careless that his book now seemed like a simplified version of his life. You definitely have to have read the previous books because the most important turn in his life was not explained in this book but just left out completely. So if you don't at least read Book #3 before this one you will be confused as to what happened at the turning point. Actually, Marcus story begins already in Book #2.

I liked his story but there wasn't much that I didn't already know which made the story almost seem like a short recap of his life.

I didn't like the constant back and forth with him and Willow but that was to be expected because their ping pong relationship was known from the previous books. What bothered me most about it though was how Willow did not seem that affected by everything. She wasn't as upset or confused or heartbroken as I'd hoped or thought she would be. This all played into how I felt this book was not as special and not as emotionally gripping as I'd expected. Which does not mean that it was a bad read. Not at all. I still enjoyed it.

Again, we got some information about Rhett and I just hope that his book will have a lot more to tell.

-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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