Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Island Bound

Reviewed by Shelly
 
I couldn’t wait to read this book. Just because I don’t review a lot of AA novels, doesn’t mean I don’t read ‘em. This is a story of a couple whose marriage has collapsed and is on the verge of divorce. Joshua and Christy have known each other since she was a teenager; he’s six years older. At the time, Joshua worked for Christy’s father. After getting close, this couple definitely had some ups and downs prior to and during their marriage.

After eight years of marriage, Christy has moved out of their home. Joshua decides that enough is enough when he gets the divorce papers three months later. It’s time to bring his wife home. What a great premise right? It wasn’t until the last chapter that I started getting interested in this story.

These two had a lot of growing as a couple to do. I never understood what Christy saw in Joshua other than his looks and same with Joshua’s feelings towards Christy. Basically, Christy came across as a spoiled little rich girl who resented those, including her husband, around her. Joshua came across as a guy who’s trying to get the girl, but his motivation confounded me. I don’t know if he was more afraid of failure or of losing Christy. I so wanted to enjoy this story but the description of this marriage was so very formal and I didn't understand what would change once the Island get-away is over.

I mentioned that it wasn’t until the last chapter when I started liking these characters and unfortunately by then it was too late for me. There was a sex scene in this one with an adequate mention of ‘channels’. But again, I think I could have appreciated it more if I cared for the characters.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: C

*Book provided by publisher for review


Click to purchase: Amazon
Island Bound
by Kiru Taye
Release Date: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
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10 Comments:

At Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:55:00 AM CST , Blogger omolara kola agbaje said...

I love Taye's work!

 
At Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:56:00 AM CST , Blogger omolara kola agbaje said...

I have read a couple of her works and ll say she is gooooooooodddddddd.

 
At Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:10:00 PM CST , Blogger Shannon R said...

Thanks for the honest review, I appriciate you sharing your thoughts

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

 
At Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:46:00 PM CST , Blogger Shelly said...

Happy to hear that. Any recommendations?

 
At Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:47:00 PM CST , Blogger Shelly said...

Anytime ;-) I'm hoping better luck next time (fingers crossed).

 
At Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:18:00 AM CST , Anonymous bn100 said...

Very nice review.

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At Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:07:00 AM CST , Blogger Joanne said...

Thanks for the review. This book sounds intriguing.

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At Friday, March 1, 2013 at 9:22:00 AM CST , Blogger erin said...

Congrats to Ms. Taye on the release! It's so hard to write about reconciliation but this book sounds interesting! Thanks for the review!

efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:18:00 PM CST , Anonymous Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

 
At Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:53:00 AM CST , Blogger Maureen said...

I do like stories of marriages in trouble and watching the couple work out their problems but I think they must be diffcult to write since everyone's perception of what is a major problem is different.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

 

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