Lissa's Review: Craving (Steel Brothers Saga #1) by Helen Hardt
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Released: May 18, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 288 pages
Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
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After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off. Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy. Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
Two Boundless Stars
Craving, is really this insta-lust story of Talon and Jade. In all honesty, the beginning I was annoyed by Talon. He does these intense things with Jade and just walks away. Like OK done, bye.
OK, scratch that. I really don't like Talon. He's overbearing and in some ways wants to control Jade. Now Jade, I get it, she’s a strong woman. She wants to pay her way and not depend on people. She constantly questioned herself, and it was repeated often that she didn’t want to overstay, that she was a burden etc.. The steamy scenes, I think we're more uncomfortable, than sexy. The writing style was good. But the story itself, was a little cheesy. There wasn’t really a lot of depth with the characters, I didn’t at all connect with them.
I don't like writing reviews that aren't amazing. But as a reviewer I know sometimes I do. I don't think I'll continue the series. But I will check out another book by Hardt.
Overall, I give this two boundless stars. It was OK, but could've been better.