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“A flawless work of art that speaks to every part of the human psyche.” -Amber, Goodreads
“If you’re a lover of an awesome, suspenseful romance novel, HIT GIRL is absolutely for you!” -Becca’s reviews
~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
To say I was excited to get my hands on this book would be an understatement. As much as I couldn’t stand Molly’s character in the previous book I was still super intrigued with the whole “HIT GIRL” out for revenge angle. And I was curious to see if this author could pull off the impossible and get me to LIKE (maybe even LOVE) Molly’s character. Hint…she DID. So on to the deets…the writing was fantastic (it always is with this author). The pace was perfect, and I never grew bored or felt the need to skim. The plot was engaging. This was a fairly quick read for me clocking in at just under three hours (the book ends at 75% on my Kindle App). It’s also told in dual POVs (Molly & Joshua). Last, it was all wrapped up in a very sweet and pretty much perfect ending. I’d like to think it was hinted that maybe there is more to come for these characters?
JOSHUA…I ADORED Josh. I loved him in the previous book and I ADORED him in this one. He was just a good solid hero. He was sweet. He was sexy. He had a huge heart. He loved Molly completely.
MOLLY…So it’s pretty much NO secret that I HATED Molly in the second book of the BRIGHT LIGHTS duet. I thought she was a self-centered brat. So I’ll admit I went into this book with a TINY bit of trepidation. Well, I am happy to say I DID like her more in this book. That said, whenever she had any interaction with Lara, Mark, or Roland she reverted to the nasty spoiled b!tch of the previous book. Luckily those times were few and far between. I loved how she was with Josh. I loved her relationship with Stas. I felt like she grew up in this book. She became a better person who thought more about others than herself.
There was a nice array of secondary characters in this one. Some we know from the previous books (Lara, Mark, Roland) and a couple new ones (Dean and Stas) <— I’d love to see both those guys get books of their own. Especially, Stas, he needs a happily ever after. We also get a brief look at another VAWRY intriguing character SHOOTER. I feel like she has a story to tell as well. A girl can hope, right?
Mediumish I guess. The sex scenes were suitably hot, and the frequency felt organic to the story and the main couple had good on page chemistry.
Low. This one didn’t feel angsty to me at all. This couple starts the book already together and in love. There are a few bumps in the road. Secrets that come out. This causes a little drama but overall it was a pretty easy peasy read. There is also no OW or OM drama.
~IN THE END~
I enjoyed it A LOT. Certainly much more than I expected to given my dislike for Molly. You can chalk that up to this author’s fantastic ability to weave a good story. Great writing. A great plot. Intriguing and well developed characters. It was the whole package. Therefore yours truly is going to give this one two HUGE thumbs up and I REALLY hope that we will be seeing more of these characters in additions books.