Tuesday, 29 September 2015

{Review} Worth It (Forbidden Men #6) by Linda Kage

25971894Posted by Donna
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Finished Date: September 15th, 2015
Publishers: Self Published
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: 395
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US

I fell in love once. It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing. I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret. Our love could conquer all. Until it didn't. So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her. It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.
Or so I thought. Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I'm older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless piece of ex-con like me. So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away. Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway. This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper...
--Knox Parker

The Review: Worth It is book 6 in the Forbidden Men series by new adult author Linda Kage and it was so good to be back to this series!

Knox Parker and Felicity Bainbridge families have always been enemies especially after one of Felicity’s brother got Knox’s sister pregnant as a teenager and denied he was the baby’s father. But Knox is determined to get some payback on behalf of his sister and doing so, he meets Felicity and they secretly form a bond, a relationship that they spend the summer hiding from they’re families. Until one night their worlds come crashing down and Knox’s ends up in Jail but Felicity is determined to wait for Knox. 

Fast forward 6 years and Felicity decided she couldn’t wait for Knox after he was sentenced for committing murder while in Jail but fate has other plans when Knox is released from Jail and somehow ends up working at Felicity’s work place but Knox has changed so much from the 18 year old boy that Felicity once knew. And while Knox is determined to stay away from her, Felicity is determined to crack the hard shell on the man she fell in love with all those years ago……

I was excited to read Knox and Felicity’s story just because they seemed to pop out of nowhere at the end of the last book and left everyone wondering just who these people were. I was so looking forward to reading their story because it sounded completely different from what I’ve previously read and while I enjoyed it, I just felt the story has a few issues.  

Like I said, I did enjoy the story. I loved how we got the back story to how the main character’s journey started. It was entertaining and full of sweet romance. I liked how the story was set in past and present tense. It really adds to the suspense of the story and makes us readers sit on edge waiting for the part we all know was coming – the reunion. However for me, this is where the story started to bug me. I just felt so coincidental that he’d bumps into Zoey, Pick and then of course Felicity. I guess I was expecting a bit more of a run around like Knox trying to find Felicity or something. This wasn’t my only issue though. I felt that Linda built up a good story and then at the end decided to throw a huge secret into the story that for me felt unnecessary – it just felt so dark for the story when the story was already dark enough as it was. I guess I could say okay, I understand that something bad happened to Knox but I really didn’t enjoy the characters explaining – in detail – to Felicity the events. It left a sour taste in my mouth and yes, I understand that this type of stuff happens to people but I felt the events were hashed out a bit too explicit for my tastes and felt the way it was delivered to Felicity could have been handled without so much details. 

Even though I did have issues with the story, I still did enjoy Knox and Felicity’s journey together. I’m even more excited for the next book though…yes, I can’t wait!

Thank you to Linda Kage and Xpresso Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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