Freitag, 13. Juli 2018

[Review] The Seuccessor - Alina Jacobs

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Titel: The Successor
Series: The Holbrook Cousins Saga #1
Author: Alina Jacobs
Publisher: ?
Format: Kindle, english
Synopsis: GoodReads
Review: 4*, GoodReads, LovelyBooks, Amazon

A digital copy of this book was provided for me by 'Xpresso Blogtours' as part of a blogtour. This did not influence my rating or review.

Kate has sworn off men. After a string of bad relationships culminating in the absolute worst night of her life, Kate promised herself she was going to concentrate on her career and bury all of her bad decisions. As the executive assistant of billionaire Walter Holbrook, she prides herself in achieving the impossible.

But when Walter asks her to bail out his long lost son from jail after a Holbrook family tragedy, Kate finds herself falling for the hardened Marine—but she cannot give in. She would lose her job and ruin her reputation if she were caught sleeping with her boss's son. But when secrets from her past start to resurface, will it drive her into his arms or will she ultimately resist Grant Holbrook?

Just returned from fighting in Syria, Marine Sergeant Grant Holbrook is already in trouble. In jail and estranged from his adoptive parents, Grant thinks his luck is turning around when Kate, his birth father's gorgeous assistant walks into the police station to bail him out and take him to the Holbrook Estate.

As the new heir to a multi-billion dollar fortune, Grant is the talk of New Cardiff, his father's exclusive New England hometown. From helping run an international company to meeting his extended family to fending off the women that want to land the most eligible bachelor in America, Grant is a more than bit overwhelmed. Kate is the only thing that keeps him grounded. How can he convince her that he needs her in his life not just for a night but for the rest of his life?

The Successor is a romance novel by Alina Jacobs and I was able to read a digital ARC as part of a blogtour by Expresso Blogtours.
I did like the book overall, but while it started amazing it didn’t keep up.

What immediately stood out to me was how much I liked the characters.
I felt drawn to Kate right away. As an Executive Assistant she is a powerful Business Women and knows how to handle herself and deal with almost any situation. Despite this she isn’t arrogant and genuinely likes Walter as a person and not just for her paycheck. That her “secret” play such a big role adds another layer to her character.
Grant seemed pretty much perfect from the start as well. He is a tough military guy who grew up poor, but he neither seems to rebel against this new world he’s thrown into, nor does he seem to want to grab hold of it and use it for all it is worth.
He seems to be a genuinely nice guy and I really liked that while he appreciated Kate’s looks, he didn’t reduce her to that. He also appreciated her personality and treated her right.

While their immediate connection seemed somewhat ‘insta-lovey’ it nicely written and I rooted for them from the start.
It did go downhill from there, as the ’insta-love’ component grew to new heights and everything moved a little too fast for my tastes, at least in the romance department. I don’t mind how quickly they had Sex, what annoys me is how fast they seemed to fall in love.

While the writing was pretty good, there were a lot of times when Kate would speak her thoughts to herself, which was used to explain a lot of things . This ‘monologueing’ did take me out of the story a few times and could have been written better in my opinion.

I rated the book four stars, as I did enjoy it a lot.