Mishel Reviews: The Tycoon’s seductive revenge – Kristi Avalon

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Release Date: April 2013
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 174 (ebook)
My Rating: 2.75/5
Source: Kindle Freebie
Cover: Thumbs down
I tried to keep in mind that I was reading a kindle freebie but I found myself waiting around for the story to get going. While the characters were fine and the plot was mildly interesting I had to push myself forward a couple of times. The ebook numbers at 174 pages but it literally took me two weeks to read it. It wasn’t bad, it was kind of just – meh…
I liked Ellie more than Carter, but not by much. Ellie is strong and independent but then becomes defenseless and irrational too quickly. I wanted Carter to have some more depth. I get that he had his heart broken when the two were younger but he seemed a little juvenile in his attempts at revenge. I never really took his intentions seriously either. 
I was slightly turned off by the author’s need to specifically name the brands of a number of clothing items and accessories the characters wore/used. I basically thought to myself, “Who cares?!”
As I said the contemporary plot was interesting but it didn’t grab me enough. I found the ending to be entertaining but a little over the top. To prevent spoilers let’s just say I enjoy a HEA but not when the heroine risks her life unnecessarily like that. It was definitely a “get a grip” kind of moment, seriously. 
Overall, I had an okay reading experience and will likely read another story by the author if it is another kindle freebie. 
 Mishel
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26 thoughts on “Mishel Reviews: The Tycoon’s seductive revenge – Kristi Avalon

  1. kimbacaffeinate says:

    Well I am wearing my Victoria t-shirt pajamas and flip flops with a pair of Kay Jewelers diamond earrings..bwahahaa! I always think its weird when they drop brand names too, I mean are they getting paid for it? hehehe

  2. Jenny Girl says:

    O Mishel, I applaud you finishing the book, but poor thing! I would have deleted that sucker after 20 pages. Oh well!Thanks for your honest review 🙂

  3. Staci says:

    I'm glad that it turned out to be a decent read in the end. Sometimes you just never know when it's an unknown author and free to boot!

  4. paperbackdaydreamer.com says:

    I'm glad you at least finished the book. Sometimes it's so much easier to just give up on it and move on. I've been very worried about reading some freebie's…but I've heard people say that you have good ones and you have bad ones…just like you can pay $8 for a book and it can be good but it can also be bad. It's hard for me to keep that open mind when going into read a freebie…but I know that I need to. I'm glad that you'll check another book out from this author if it's a freebie, maybe the next book will be much better! 😀

  5. Mishel says:

    Great point! I've bought a few books that I was disappointed with and kind of sad that I paid for it. I'll definitely give the author another shot =)

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