Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review: Chaos by Xavier Neal

Publication Date: 12/12/2014
Series: Havoc #2
Rating:  3.5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Clint "Grim" Walker has always been clear about two things in his life, his love of his Marine career and his love for Haven Davenport. His self missions were clear: Be the best Marine possible. Protect Haven at all costs. But when the two objectives collide they leave his once stable existence in chaos.

While I was traveling the middle of the road for the first book in this series, I still gave the second book a chance. Chaos picks up right at the end of Havoc. The out of nowhere cliffhanger left so many unanswered questions that I wasn’t sure how this novel would begin. I’ll admit I still struggled with this book.  The believability of some of the plot lines really bothered me.  Grim has become more of a frustrating character than one I could like.  There were so many times I wanted to reach through the books and strangle the both of them.  While some of Haven’s actions don’t exactly surprise me, I struggled with her lack of remorse and ability to insta-trust a complete stranger after living in an abusive situation. 

As I mentioned in my Havoc review, I think that with a little bit of work this story could live up to its imaginative premise.  The emotional pieces where there for me, but I just couldn’t connect the way I would have liked to with this story and its characters. Yet, I’m not giving up and will read the next book in this series, Insanity.

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