Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Review: Unbound Colours Of Love

Author: Kathryn Taylor
Title: Unbound Colours of Love
Publisher: Bastei Entertainment
Publish Date: April 15, 2015
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn't yet taken much of an interest in men. It's only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty - but he is a far cry from Prince Charming. He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.

Kathryn Taylor has been a writer since childhood - publishing her first story when she was eleven years old. From then on, she knew that she wanted to be a professional author one day. After a few career detours and a happy ending in her personal life, her dream has finally come true: UNBOUND - COLOURS OF LOVE is her first novel

Review: First let me say that I've not read 50 Shades Of Grey and while this book wasn't quite the same, I noticed some similarities in the plot.

It falls under the category of new adult erotica.  Grace is working for Jonathan Huntington as an intern for 3 months and before she even meets him she has a huge crush on him.

I enjoyed the book, but I was also frustrated by the book.

Grace was too innocent, to the point that you wanted to smack her upside the head, especially after she received so many warnings about Jonathan.

Then there's the potential for a love triangle with her roommate Marcus, who obviously has a crush on her.

I did like that while Jonathan was a controlling lover, that he wasn't totally into the BDSM, because that is getting so old when it comes to erotica. I wish his character would have had more depth. We get inklings that he's more than a shrewd business man, but not a whole lot.

I also liked the supporting cast, Annie, Sarah, and Alexander, they really helped hold things together because sometimes Grace and her feelings were just a bit too much. Her feelings for Jonathan really come across as naive. If the reader didn't know that she was 22, it would be easier to place her as someone much younger. I would have put her at 18. All her actions smacked of neediness and after awhile it got annoying. "Love me, hold me...blah blah blah"

In the last scenes when she was at "The Club" this naivety really shows. I wanted to smack her and say, ITS A SEX CLUB! That doesn't mean you go there to make sweet sweet love.

So while this was a hot read, for those that love that sort of thing, it is also a bit (OK more than a bit) annoying to, in how the characters are portrayed.  There's a cliffhanger at the end, that is unfortunately going to make me want to grab the next book.

Rating: 3 flowers


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