Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Shield (Greenstone Security #2) by Anne Malcom

Publication Date: March 2, 2018
Series: 2
Rating: 3.5 stars

Official Blurb:
My name’s Rosie and I come from a dynasty of sorts… the Sons of Templar, maybe you’ve heard of them.
I just happen to be the daughter of one of the founding members and am the sister of the current president.
The fact I’m a woman means I don’t wear the patch, but it’ll never change the fact that I'm a Templar by blood.
We're known as royalty in the outlaw world. Though, the dynasty is dancing on the right side of the law these days.
That doesn’t mean that the law and those who enforce it are friends.
It will remain the one constant in my tumultuous life. The one rule in our law-free existence.
Befriending the law and those that enforce it is a betrayal.
Which means me being one half of a doomed love is that much more comical when he’s a cop.
Or was.
Before I went and ruined it all.
Before he shattered that shield he wore to protect society in order to protect me.
He saved me and I damned him. I damned myself too, but to be honest, I was damned long before that.

When I first started reading Shield, I was super stoked to finally get Rosie and Luke’s story. If you’re like me, I’ve been waiting for a long time for this book to happen. So generally, I was excited. I was so excited that I dove right into it.
Before I go any further, I want to make it clear this wasn’t a bad book.
But the more I read, the more frustrated I became. I knew their story wouldn’t be easy. I knew that, but I wasn’t expecting the book to go the way it had. Over 60% was back story, and a lot of back and forth. Honestly it became repetitive. Sure a few flashbacks and fighting against their feelings I expected, but I was very surprised how this one was laid out.
Which is where my frustration comes in.
I wanted more of Rosie and Luke together. I wanted to see them grow together as a couple because dang it they deserved it. In a way I feel cheated because I don’t feel like their story is over even though it is. Yes I liked the book as a whole, but trust me when I say it is not an easy book. It will definitely toy with your emotions, which in turn, makes it good because Anne Malcom knows how to do that.

I wish I loved it though. I just wanted more of Rosie and Luke and not about the past.

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