Monday, 6 July 2015

Review: A Change for the Good by Melanie Jayne


Title: A Change for the Good

Author: Melanie Jayne

Series: N/A

Publisher: Big Dog Publishing

Publication date: Jul 7th

Format: Kindle | Netgalley | 146 pages

Genre: Adult | Romance


Two people starting over, making much needed changes in their lives.

Zoe crawford has moved to a new city after being dumped and humiliated by her ex-husband. She is going to put her wants and needs first and get her life in order.

Tony Alessi has returned to his hometown to rehab his body and soul, leaving his ATF career behind.

When Tony meets Zoe, he likes what he sees. She appreciates the attention from the younger man but doesn't want to participate in a cougar challenge. As Zoe learns to trust Tony, she admits to some odd happenings in her life. The feelings of being followed, call hang ups and an apartment break-in. When the attacks turn physical, she accepts Tony's help.

Soon Zoe's life is threatened, the couple hides in Tony's cabin and grow closer as they discover who they were and who they hope to be.

Will Zoe's past ruin her chance to change her life for the good?



My thoughts:

This is going to be an extremely short review since, unfortunately, there isn't much to say about this one.

I really didn't get on with this read. I honestly wish it was just the storyline, characters and plot issues but it wasn't. The writing needed a lot of work. So much so that I regret finishing the book. Harsh, I know. The timings were off a lot of the time in that one minute Zoe would be talking to her friend on the phone and the next minute it's a week later and she's shopping. It was annoying. 

It just needed work. It has so much potential to be a great story with the idea of a divorcee and a guy going through a lot of pain. I understood what the author wanted the story to be, but it missed the mark.

To keep this from being just a whole lot of me complaining here's what I couldn't stand:

  • Writing - didn't pace well, time skips, horrible dialogue.
  • Rushed the whole way through.
  • Back story and relationships weren't believable.
  • No real turning point at the start of the characters getting closer.


My rating: 3/10


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