Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: Perfect Betrayal by Season Vining

To the outside world, Taylor Hudson has it all: beauty, money and social status. But Taylor’s privileged life is far lonelier than it appears.

Levi is the inside man on a job to steal fifteen million dollars from one of the town’s wealthiest families, putting him on a crash course with Taylor. Neither of them believe in love, but lust. . . that’s undeniable.

Now they’re locked in a wicked game of seduction and it’s unclear who is playing who. But neither of them expected the affair to lead to the deepest connection they’ve ever experienced. Because beneath Taylor’s perfect exterior lies a need for love that mirrors Levi’s own. 

As the heist approaches, how can Levi protect Taylor from the truth?  

Is he willing to give up everything to save the one girl who’s made him want to be a better man?


Taylor seems like the typical spoiled little rich girl. She is the girl that all girls strive to be and all guys want to sleep with. But she doesn't seem to enjoy being that person. She doesn't want to date who everyone thinks she should date, she doesn't want to be seen and not heard by her parents and she doesn't want to fall for the maintenance guy. Sometimes things aren't as they seem but sometimes they are. 

I've not had the pleasure of reading anything by Season Vining before and I wasn't sure what exactly I should expect when I picked this one up. I'm just going to jump right in here ... let me tell you ... Vining can write some interesting characters. Taylor. Dear, sweet, Taylor. I was about 15% through the book and I realized that this girl was batshit crazy at times. Then I got a little further into the book and holy hell ... we were one boiled bunny away from Taylor being a stalker. When I first read this, I thought that her behavior was extreme when it came to Levi. But then I remembered what it was like when I was that age and I was batshit crazy then also. All girls just need to go through that age, apparently. Anyhow, the character was written really well ... I didn't really know whether to like or hate Taylor or feel sorry for her or proud of her ... I was definitely conflicted throughout most of the book. I liked being kept on my toes. And the same thing happened with Levi ... he was a nicely flawed character that I enjoyed reading about.

That being said ... I didn't really have any strong feelings about this book at all. It was just ... okay. I thought that it was a bit boring at times when the story lagged along and I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get to something exciting. Ugh. I hate saying that but that's how it was. And the poetry ... dear sweet baby Jesus ... the poetry. In case you can't tell, I don't really care for poetry and there was a lot of it. I'm just not a deep enough of a person for poetry to resonate with me and so I didn't connect with that part of the book AT ALL. 

I might pick up another book by Vining in the future, this one wasn't bad ... I just found it to be super slow. Now on to the next read!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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