Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BOOK REVIEW#- High Stakes by Vanessa Waltz

Title:  High Stakes  
Author:  Vanessa Waltz
Publication Date:  July 29th 2014

Plot:  There are a million reasons why I should stay away from Vincent Cesare.

This was supposed to be temporary. I was supposed to deal for his illegal card games and get some quick cash. That was it. I wasn’t supposed to fall for him.

Little by little, I see the monster grinning at me through the cracks in his pretty suit. He won't tell me what he does, and I'm not sure I want to know. The darkness in his eyes terrifies me. He's seduced me into his web of lies with his charm, and now I'm trapped in his life. He's taken control over me without me even realizing...or resisting.

I'm in way over my head.

He promised that nothing would ever happen to me. The Vittorio family wants me dead and there's only one person I can turn to. But what scares me is what I'll have to do.

I'll need to become his.

 My Review 

☆I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

High Stakes was a good read but didn't wow me. I mean, it had a decent plot and set of characters and all, but it was nothing outside of the ordinary from what I've come across.

Everything kind of fell on a non-notable level and then all of a sudden all of the "HIGH STAKES" began to take their pitch one after another quite late in the game. In other words, things were a bit inconsistent with the story line and even the romance department.

I don't know. I did like it, but at the same time, maybe it was the execution that kind of fell short for me; not to mention, that it was supposed to be a "mafia involved" type of read so I expected dark themes, but it didn't happen for me.

All and all, not a bad read but it did feel as if something was missing or something fell short of development.

I, did however, still manage to enjoy it in my own way, so hence the 3 star rating. Nice job Vanessa!! :)

My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8

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