Saturday, October 1, 2016

Unsuitable by Samantha Towle [REVIEW]

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel...

Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.

On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.

The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.

But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.

Secrets make Daisy curious.

And you know what curiosity can do…

4 Suitable Stars
I was really looking forward to reading Unsuitable because I enjoyed The Ending I Want a lot, Unsuitable’s cover is yummy as heck and I love a single (sort of) mama romance.

Unsuitable is a dramatic read with a suspenseful theme. There’s a brute of a Hero with a lot of issues (massive and huge issues) and a damsel in distress Heroine. She’s not wall flower, but everyone needs saving right?

Daisy is down on her luck. After going to prison for a crime she didn’t commit she has one mission and it’s to gain guardianship of her little brother. I really cared for Daisy, I empathized with her situation and I thought it was a good plot point in the book.   I would have liked more interaction between Daisy and her little brother, but that’s me. I’m a sucker for that type of storyline. 

The beginning starts with Daisy and all the things she goes through after she is released from prison. I also liked that she didn’t commit the crime, as much as a like to read a bad-girl Heroine, I wanted an innocent one.  She goes through a lot. In regards towards finding a job, a place to live and dealing with people who believe she is a criminal. If it wasn’t for her best friend, I don’t think Daisy would have succeeded.  I really liked her best friend and I kind of want her book.  

Daisy gets a job by as a maid. The house she cleans is owned by Kastor’s parents. I found Kastor very complicated and harsh. I loved his actions towards Daisy. I found the hot and cold personality very addictive to read and it added a little something to the story. Also, it added some nice tension between Daisy and Kastor. At times the dialogue between Kastor and Daisy was a little awkward. I’m not sure if it’s because it felt a little forced or something else, I guess I wanted something a little more organic, but those moments didn’t last long. And there were plenty cute moments between the two. 

What I liked most about the book is that everything is written for a reason. There are a lot of times I questioned certain things and eventually I found out why the author wrote what she wrote. I felt like the book was well-rounded and thought through.  

I also liked the suspenseful undertone of the book. I liked that Kastor was a little mysterious and I was with Daisy in trying to find out more about him. 

Overall, Unsuitable was different from what I usually read by the author, but it was a good different. 

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.


She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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