These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Review: Behind the Curtain
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Behind the Curtain, is the third book in the Behind the Love series, and it is my favourite of the first three books. I came extremely close to handing over a four star rating to this one, yet I’ve been in one of those states recently where I need to be really impressed with a story to round my rating up. Therefore, whilst I gave this one a three-point-five star rating, I’m sure many will easily hand over a full four star rating.
Behind the Altar and Behind the Bar were two very different kinds of stories, and Behind the Curtain keeps up with the constantly changing feel of the series. All the books are linked through the characters, yet the types of story that play out alter drastically. It makes for such an interesting series, leaving you unsure as to what you will get with the next book.
For me, Behind the Curtains is my favourite of the first three books because it deals with one of my favourite storylines – reality television. I’m not a fan of reality television, yet I positively adore romance novels that use it as a backdrop. These books are always filled with such tension, offering up endless drama. All the books in the Behind the Love series had delivered a decent amount of drama, yet Behind the Curtain steps the drama up some more. There is more to the story than simply drama, though. In addition to all the drama of reality television, we also have an emotional component to the story. These two elements come together so well to make for a wonderful tale.
The only reason I rounded my rating down, is because I’m accustomed to more drama in my reality television reads. There was a decent amount of drama in this one, yes, but it seemed lacking in comparison to what I’m accustomed to in such books. I loved all the drama that unfolded, but I kept waiting for something a little bit more. I especially wanted more reality television drama between the two main characters of the story – it felt as though they had their one big moment, and then were brushed under the rug for other things. I’m used to these kind of things being turned into massive things, and was constantly waiting for that something more to hit.
As with the prior book, we also get to continue the overall tale of the people within the town. We get to see even more of the characters from the prior books, giving us even more details of what has been happening in their lives. The constant development of their stories throughout make for a great read.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I’m finding each book in the series grows stronger, and I cannot wait to see what book four brings.
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