3 out of 4 stars
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H.M. Irwing’s book, Heartaches 2-Bad Boy Vibes is the continuation of a romance story about Rafe and Anna, who had both been victims of rape in the past. Their fight for a future together is a major backbone of the story.
Other major characters in the book are the gay couple-Pat and Dan. Pat is Anna’s best friend, but he is gay. Rafe is jealous over his close relationship with Anna; and Anna is jealous over Pat ogling Rafe in some instances. The twists and turns this brings to the story, unite them against a common enemy-the Prestons.
A unique thing about this book is that the author uses physical fights as a therapy for anger. He portrays that a physical fight between friends, also gives them the courage to confront their fears. There are 13 chapters in this book, and each told a unique part of the entire story. The author is also very good at describing the emotional turmoil the characters are going through.
A hilarious moment in the book was when Pat compared being in love to the mind being fat, overfed, and unhealthy. This he said was because, the mind was being inflated with too much of the same joyous emotions, rendering it unhealthy. I like this the most. This is because, it made me laugh in the course of reading this book. I also love Suzie’s part in the story. She seemed to be clear-headed and unbiased, especially when analysing what Anna had been through.
I didn’t enjoy reading about Anna’s emotional trauma. The author seemed to concentrate more on Anna’s heartaches than the romance itself. I think he overdid it. My reason for this is because, when you introduce too much emotional trauma in romance, the reader loses sight of the romance in the story.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I didn’t give it a 4 because I found a lot of typographical errors in the course of reading the book. It didn’t look like it was properly edited. I also did not give it a 2 because this particular series is interesting.
This book would appeal most to couples who have been victims of rape, betrayals, and emotional traumas in the past. It would also appeal to gay couples. Generally, anyone who is in love or wants to be loved would be interested in this book.
This book would appeal least to anyone who is biased in their views about rape. It would also not appeal to anyone who is against gay marriage. Generally, it would appeal least to people who see love as a weakness, and are not interested in love.
This book would make you appreciate the value of being whole; because it takes walking around with a shattered soul, to know the value of being whole.
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