Book Review: Reclaim by Beth Yarnall

Before I start this book review, I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept and Loveswept for allowing me to review Reclaim.

**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.  I received Reclaim from NetGalley as an ARC for my honest and unbiased review**

Now, onto my review:

Format read in: Kindle

Author: Beth Yarnall

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept, Loveswept

Date of publication: July 5th 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon (Kindle) Please remember that the price can and will change.

Barnes and Nobles (Nook) Please remember that the price can and will change

Book synopsis:

Brimming with angst and sensuality, Beth Yarnall’s Recovered Innocence series kicks into high gear as a hotheaded P.I. unleashes one lawyer’s deepest passions—and greatest temptations.

Nolan: Nothing’s ever come easy for me, especially not my dream job at Nash Security and Investigations. Righting wrongs is what I’m meant to do . . . except I manage to blow the very first chance I get. So why don’t they fire me on the spot? Hell, I’d fire myself if I could. Instead, my boss hands me an assignment that’s too important to screw up—and partner’s me with Lila Garcia, a gorgeous attorney with curves so distracting they should be illegal.

Lila: Like my client, a grieving mother charged with the murder of her own son, I know how quickly the American dream can become a nightmare. If anybody can help me clear her name, it’s Nash Security and Investigations. But Nolan Perry is a wild card. Bending the truth, breaking the law—that’s his business. I need to focus on the evidence. Not on how Nolan’s body fits so perfectly against mine. With a case this personal—and this dangerous—losing control is simply not an option . . . no matter how badly I want to give in.

My review:

I wanted to like this book, I really did. I thought the back story of Nolan and Lila meeting through a nonprofit called The Freedom Project (getting innocent people out of jail) was great. The sexual tension was great too and even the make out/hot sex scenes were great…actually really great. Then two things ruined it for me: Lila and her hot/cold attitude with Nolan and Instalove.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I liked Lila and I felt bad for her when her secrets were revealed. The big secret was heartbreaking (read the book). But her attitude towards Nolan, who I really liked, just sucked ass big time. Plus, who wants emotionless sex all the time. Not me (and not Nolan!!!)

Now for the Instalove. I really hate it when it strikes. I would rather a nice build up and then they fall in love. Not fall in love over a couple of days and while you are screwing. That’s called lust, plain and simple. Love is when two minds connect. Now, I did see that with Lila and Nolan later on in the book but still, I wish it had been continued throughout the book.

This is also book 3 in a series (look for the other books at the end of the review). While it can be read stand alone, I would have rather read the other books first. There are some comments made and some situations in this book that could have been explained if I read the other books first.

3 Things I liked about Reclaim:

  1. The sex
  2. Nolan
  3. The storyline

3 Things I disliked about Reclaim:

  1. Lila’s secrets
  2. The client’s storyline
  3. Nolan’s supposed bad luck

How many stars will I give Reclaim? 3

Why? While it started off with a bang and had a promising storyline, it fell flat for me. Lila’s attitude also ruined the book for me and I honestly felt bad for Nolan.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age Range: Adult

Why? Graphic sex (including porn, voyeurism), swearing and some violence.

Part of a series: Yes, book 3 of the Recovered Innocence series

Vindicate: Book 1

Atone: Book 2

 

 

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