WORTH THE PRICE (Hart’s Fall, Montana) by Delilah Hunt

Description: With her father facing possible bankruptcy, Danika turns to his worst enemy, Brandon Sharpe, for help. Brandon agrees to help her, but under one condition. She must become his wife!

The Good: I love, love, love, blackmail marriage stories, and I love Ms. Hunt’s writing, so this was a good combination for me. I’m also a sucker for a hero who isn’t traditionally handsome. Brandon is not only tortured and vulnerable, he also has both emotional and physical scars. Sexy! Sexy! Also, there’s a very intriguing B story with Danika’s best friend that will definitely bring me back for the next installment of the Hart’s Fall, Montana series.

The Bad: The story starts off strong, but falters when Ms. Hunt runs into a rather tricky bit of writer’s physics. Basically the heroine leaves, comes back, leaves, comes back, then leaves some more. This creates a yo-yo effect that not only diminishes the overall romance but makes the reader care less about Danika. It begins to feels as if she’s torturing the already tortured hero and makes the resolution less satisfying than it could have been. Leaving, like tears, is writing dynamite. If a character is going to leave, she should do so twice, maybe three times, tops, or else she risks alienating the reader.

The Naughty: Steamy. I hereby declare Ms. Hunt queen of the written blow job as hers are always very sexy.

Editing issues: Weird overuse of the word “tautened.”

Publisher: Swept Away Publishing (Indie)

Length: 169 pages

Final Grade: B- (three stars)

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Theodora Taylor writes and reviews in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Cerisa
    Oct 14, 2012

    If you enjoyed this one, then you are going to love “Beast” by Pepper Pace. If you don’t have it, I suggest you get it. It has the premise as “Worth The Price”, the only differences is the female lead has her personal hang ups as well. I’m almost done reading it and I’m not disappointed at all.

    By the way, I really enjoyed “Worth The Price” as well and I have to agree with you, Ms. Delilah Hunt can write a sexy BJ scene. I always look forward to her stories.

    • Theodora Taylor
      Oct 17, 2012

      BEAST is on my list, which I should be officially uploading today or tomorrow, depending on how the days goes. :)

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