Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Review: Finding Pride

Title Finding Pride

Series The Pride, book 1

Author Jill Sanders

Release Date October 1, 2012

Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one problem now. She can’t seem to escape the irresistible charm of her departed brother’s best friend.

Todd Jordan just lost his best friend and business partner. Watching Matt’s sister move into town, his attraction to her is instant. Can he prove to her that all men are not the same, and resist his own desires as she learns to trust again? Overcoming the odds is just part of their journey. The two must first survive a fateful visit from Megan’s ex to have any chance at happiness.

Finding Pride is book one of the Pride Series Romance Novels, a sexy contemporary romance series by Jill Sanders.

I guess it's safe to say that I have some mixed feelings about Finding Pride. I'll try to break it down.

I think the characters were well-written. Oddly, though, I liked more of the secondary characters than I did the main characters. I wanted to learn more about Lacey and Iian than I did Megan and Todd. And there was something about Todd that just rubbed me the wrong way. Why was his family always telling him not to scare Megan? I felt like there was hints at something that had to do with him rather than Megan's past. Maybe I'm reading too much into things, but it bothered me.

While the storyline was sweet, it was also predictable. Things felt rushed. I understand that when writing a book, an author wants to keep the story moving along at a decent pace while keeping the book a reasonable length. I also understand that when reading a book, a person might need to suspend reality and go with the flow. It's hard for me, though, to believe some of the things that happened in Finding Pride in the time span in which the book covers.

I enjoyed the more simplistic writing style. I feel like it worked very well with the book. However, Finding Pride could have done with another once over from the author or a family member or friend. The grammatical errors and whatnot were a bit of a bother. I understand that things happen sometimes (and I have read books that are far worse!) and tried not to let it bother me too much. After reading a few comments on Amazon, it looks as those the author was able to edit the book and post an updated version on Smashwords. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the Kindle version has been updated yet.

In general, I enjoyed Finding Pride. I would read the rest of the series.


3 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Ive just reviewed this, I really enjoyed - the sort of book I love, really enjoyed seeing your thoughts on it

    Emily xxx


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