My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.90 stars out of 5. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you again Ashley for asking me to review your novel.
What I love most about reviewing someones work is that I have no idea what it’s about and feel like I’m going in blind. I’d admit when I’m looking for my next book to read I like to have an idea what it’s about to weigh up what I’m in the mood for reading. When I read the blurb I thought I had a rough idea, but hadn’t gone on Goodreads or Amazon to check what it was about. I like to have a fresh mind when reviewing so I can make a valid opinion so I try to avoid the spoilers.
I’m not easily shocked by novel content but I will have to admit on this occasion I was a little. Maybe it was because I was on a plane at the time, so I had to keep my reactions in check, leaving me squirming in my seat. I’m a huge fan of romance and erotic novels and have read various dark and gripping stories like this one. ‘The Cure Hotel’ was similar in theme with an interesting twist that I wasn’t expecting and had to re-read to make sure I hadn’t skipped a page on my kindle from the bumpy aeroplane turbulence. This un-expectance gave the novel a new theme creating a dual experience who if like me and you enjoy both, you are in for a treat.
I can understand how some of the reviewers didn’t appreciate the sex or the darkness, probably because they are comfortable with what they know and didn’t fully grasp that this isn’t your average sexy book with the sexy cover. Ashley did a great job by giving nothing away on her blurb, and created the first few chapters well to draw you in to a false sense of awareness until bam! Cut scene. Change the game. I think if you have created a reaction, as a writer you have done your job.
Thanks Ashley for not holding back and creating something that some of us secretly enjoy reading about. There are no roses and dreams here. Just holes in the walls.