He’s Come Undone by Theresa Weir


Set on a a college campus in Minneapolis, three female college students decide to take out revenge on a guy who had broken their hearts at various points. Eileen is chosen as the tool for this revenge but the plan might not necessarily play out as planned. When things start to get out of hand, Eileen is no longer convinced she wants to continue with the arrangement but she had signed a contract with the girls or – is she still able to get out of it?
He’s Come Undone is a sweet romance with a modern twist. A very short light-hearted plot about ‘boy meets girl’, but in this case the reader already knows it is a set up mixed with deceit and vengeance. The story is written from the perspectives of the three main characters Eileen, Julian and Valerie. Each chapter is dedicated to a character as they tell their side of story. As the story unfolds, bold and unexpected events develop adding interest to the plot.

I find the premise of the story very interesting and something to look forward to. It is warm and fuzzy for a good romance novel. But this book could be richer and mind-blowing with some more detail and a deeper exploration of the characters. Eileen started out as a sympathetic character but I couldn’t fully appreciate her for lack of enough information on her. I also didn’t find a solid conflict and enough suspense in the plot to intrigue me.

However, this is a quick and easy read for a nice day (215 pages). I liked it but didn’t particularly fall in love with the story. I’ll describe it as heartfelt, romantic and cozy. I will definitely suggest this title to readers who enjoy sweet romance – and this one is really short too!

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

Author – Theresa Weir
Publication Date – February 25, 2014
Pages – 215
Setting – Minneapolis

About The Author:

Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and memoir.
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Fox Hunt by S. M. Stelmack

Brian Chanse a high adrenaline stunt guy picks up a hitchhiker on the highway who looks almost dead. Out of compassion, he revives her and is curious about her story. Delta (alias Fox) is running for her life from underground gangsters. Not having any cash on her, she’s hitchhiking her way back to L.A. to investigate who wants her dead. Meanwhile, Brian is much fascinated by the girl and offers to help her which she refuses. Much later in the story, their paths cross again, with a hired assassin on their trail…

Fox Hunt is a fine blend of romance, mystery and suspense. The beginning chapters are gripping and fast paced urging the reader to look for more. A well thought out plot and heavily developed characters. However, on getting to about 3/4 of the pages, I found the story losing some steam and a couple irrelevant details added towards the end. The fireworks between Brian and Delta got unnecessarily long. I found the car chase a little muddled and the art of weaving in flashbacks became somewhat clumsy. At a point, it started to seem as though the author was looking for ways to stretch out the story as much as possible. I am not one to give up on a story, so I prodded on to the end.

This book has a fascinating story line but would do better with more compelling elements throughout the book to sustain readers’ interest.
I give it 3 Stars.
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

Author – S. M. Stelmack
Publisher – S. M. Stelmack; Second edition (November 13, 2013)
Pages – 306 pages
Location – L.A.

About The Author:
S. M. Stelmack is our pen name, short for Serge & Moira Stelmack. We aim to give what we like in a story— gutsy men and women, high stakes and LOL lines. Serge is the storymaster who blasts out the beginning, middle and end. Moira comes behind, clucking and hemming, as the story undergoes countless rewrites till it meets our vision…More @ smstelmackauthor.com

Jenny: Virtuous No More by Nora Blackstock

Jenny was a good, devoted wife. When her marriage to husband Mark grew distant, she took matters into her own hands to find out if he still loved her. He did, but his confession, and the things he wanted her to do, were shocking. To save her marriage, Jenny embarked on a sexual journey from which there was no turning back. She would no longer be the “good girl” that everyone knew and loved…” ~ Blurb from Amazon

My Take:
This publication previously came out in five parts. I’m glad that I received the complete set of the e-book and read the entire 171 pages in just a couple of hours. And – here’s what I think…

After seven years of marriage with both Mark and Jenny working full-time, pressures of work start to put stress on their seven-year marriage. As Jenny and Mark would begin to worry that the intimacy between them is shriveling down to almost nothing, they individually started to nurse the fear about how this might further affect their marriage. Until one day to her utmost surprise, Jenny  discovers a secret on Mark’s computer, and confronts him.  This causes Mark to make a shocking proposal to his wife. Jenny his conservative suburban wife – not so much into much experimentation now has a dilemma. However, she is determined to work on her marriage – but at what cost? This incident – is to set in motion a series of events that would deeply affect their marriage.  
 
Jenny: Virtuous No More is a compelling story which draws the reader in quickly right from the first page! This is no ordinary romance but a fast paced racy adventure with a surprise twist. Done in simple and straight forward tone, this engaging narrative will keep the reader wanting for more…  The author did a beautiful job in character development as it relates to Mark and Jenny. Incorporating occasional flash backs is skillfully used to round their characters and keep up the pace.   I thought it was smart of Ms. Blackstock to weave in the final plot thread – which added an interesting dimension to the plot.

This is a beautifully written work, with explicit detailed intimate scenes that leap right off the pages.  A well constructed emotional and passionate book which I believe erotic romance readers would eat up! This book would also be a good introduction to those wanting to explore this genre.

I received an electronic copy from NetGalley for an honest review.