3 out of 4 stars
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The word ‘heartaches’ most times refers to matters of the heart. The pains one suffers as a result of one emotional trauma or the other. H.M. Irwing’s book, Heartaches 3 – Bad Boy Vibes is the last in the series of a romance story about Rafe and Anna. It has several plots, including that of a drug cartel and a gay couple. Rafe and Anna have been through so much in the past. Rafe tries to help her confront her fears and move forward. Eric Dayton and Peter Preston, members of the drug cartel are the antagonists in the story. Ned Slater feels Eric had a hand in his brother’s death, and wants revenge.
This story is an emotional thriller. The erotic sexual scenes in this book are well described and the characters are entertaining. The author provides enough information on the background of the characters. His language is easy to understand and detailed enough. Though too much emphasis was laid on their heartaches, the author also exposes the vulnerabilities of the characters. The ability of the author to also shed light on gay romance was commendable. I learnt so much from this book.
I didn’t appreciate the use of BDSM in the story. This was what I liked the least in the story. I understand that it was for a good motive, but it was nauseating. What I like most about the book was the gay romance in the book. This was my first time of reading a romance novel that contains gay romance and sincerely I was not disappointed. The ability of the author to reflect this in his story was quite hilarious and entertaining.
There were some missing characters at the end, and I wondered why they were left out. Characters like Suzie and her boyfriend are such examples. Though I didn’t read the first series, I could easily follow the story once I started reading it. This was quite commendable on the part of the author. A little humor at the end would have made the end more interesting.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I took out one star because there were a lot of run-on sentences which did not make complete sense. It also had a lot of grammatical errors such as: “Rafe stepped back in just in time to catch Pat bowing out of the game.”(Page 31). I did not give it a 2 because the story was entertaining enough if not for the errors.
This book would appeal most to rape victims and those dealing with heartaches. Lovers of romance stories would want to read this book. This book would appeal least to people who are against same sex marriage. Anyone with no interest in romance stories may not want to read this book.
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