Title: Unbound: Colors of Love
Author: Kathryn Taylor
Published: November 16 2012
Length: 242 pages
Source: Received for review
You will probably notice that from my past reviews I don’t really read a lot of romance novels, I tend to prefer romance in fantasy/crime etc. I haven’t really read a romance contemporary that I really, really liked. So during the summer I thought why the hell don’t I i try and read at least one! I was scrolling through Netgalley and read the synopsis of Unbound and decided to just jump in! Here’s the synopsis: (taken from Goodreads)
‘Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn’t yet taken much of an interest in men. It’s only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty – but he is a far cry from Prince Charming. He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.’
I like to ensure that my reviews are balanced, I want to point out what i didn’t enjoy but also what kept me reading. Let me start with why I had to finish reading this book. There’s a secret/mystery within the story that is only revealed at the end, I wanted to see if that would change my opinion of this book. Mehhh… it didn’t, and to be completely honest once the big reveal happened i was so uninterested in the characters I didn’t really care.
As a reader I feel like we can excuse a few grammatical errors while reading , its just something that happens! And hey, I make plenty of errors on this blog, some that I just didn’t pick up while editing and others for effect. BUT whilst reading this book I noticed it was getting a little hard to ignore them.
For me to be able to immerse myself in a story I have to be able to see myself as the character, but i just couldn’t do that. There were literally some things that left me a little flabbergasted. Like really, you’re going to have her do that?
Maybe this is someone else’ cup of tea, but it weren’t mine. I wouldn’t personally recommend this to someone who doesn’t usually read a lot of romance. I didn’t find that it had much development in terms of the plot line or the characters. It’ll probably take a little more effort to pick up another contemporary romance…