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    Monday, 9 January 2017

    Review: Helpless

    Helpless Helpless by A.J. Adams
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    A.J. Adams has officially been added to my must-read list. She took a story that was dark, twisted and heartbreaking and infused it with enough laughs, optimism, heroics, and hope to make it heartwarming.

    Likes:
    ✿ Fracas: she was dealt a shitty hand, was labeled and persecuted for what was done to her, and was still able to hold onto hope. No one heard her. No one really saw her. No one helped. She was called horrible names, she was treated with disgust, but her heart was still open enough to give and receive love with Caden.
    ✿ Caden: my favorite character! He was a military hero with a strong code of honor, ethics, right and wrong. He recognized that the system didn't always get it right and aimed to mete out justice as he saw fit. He was fair. He was kind. He was extremely intelligent. He carried around a lot of guilt for many things that were beyond his control. He had no problem admitting when he was wrong. He also had a huge heart and soon came to realize that he and Fracas, though they led vastly different lives, were kindred spirits. His love for her knew no bounds.
    ✿ the side characters, especially Rex and Crush. I liked how the MC club was shown under a different light, with intelligent men at the helm running legitimate (and illegitimate) businesses.
    ✿ the British slang. Fracas and Crush taught me many new words with their potty mouths.
    ✿ the plot: it was an intriguing whodunit chock full of rape, murder and mayhem. Don't worry, the acts themselves weren't explicit, but they were discussed and they weren't pretty.

    Dislike:
    ✿ the ending. I was greedy and wanted more of an epilogue :D

    Release Date: December 16, 2015
    Genre: Romantic Suspense with touches of darkness
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 1 out of 5 (there was a descriptive scene in the beginning but the scenes that followed weren't as detailed)
    Series or Standalone: Standalone
    HEA: Decent epilogue (no exact timeframe)


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