Review: Athica Lane by Brynne Asher

  This book was fantastic and everything I wanted in a book………. for the first half! The second half felt like maybe the author lost her way or ran out of steam. It had a kick ass heroine and a jerk (who redeems himself) alpha male but by about half way it just…… petered out, like the story took a break and it was just words for a bit.

Let’s start with the first half though, it was great! There was everything the building up of the characters, the bit of drama, the side characters were built up and added to the story, everything was there including the funny!

Zeke said it was time for more upper body so we moved to the fire hoses where we had to heave them up and slam them onto the ground. I could barely pull it up as high as my shoulders. Zeke disappeared around the building and came back with a garden hose. I’m not quite sure it was possible to be more humiliated, but slamming my garden hose into the ground when everyone else was doing the real thing, topped me off. If I had to guess, I bet my garden hose has never been used for anything other than what it should be used for—watering something.

It even had depth to it. The little bits in a book that are actually life lessons that we have to learn or have already learned were in there. It was a delight to read.

You find yourself one who’s willing to protect and keep you, you take care of him. Trust me child, it doesn’t matter what size, shape or form they come in, you give a good man your love and care, he’ll lay waste to the world to keep you by his side.”

By the middle though, things just kinda stopped, it seemed like just words and a bit of story to go with it. It didn’t get boring or anything it just kinda lost its spark. By the climax/suspense it felt like she had lost it. She tried to make it suspenseful but it was kinda lacking. I was reading it thinking ya now we are getting back into it, then, really that’s it nothing more? But the whole time I was waiting for something to happen with a certain someone in the story line and then when it hit I was like ok here we go, then it just kinda was over in a page or two and was just kinda problems all solved thing are good. But for the last few chapters and epilogue I was left feeling……….. really that’s it! She had this fantastic book with everything I was looking for in a book and now I just felt almost let down cause the last third wasn’t as great as the first half. I would definitely recommend this book it was great (but just lost it’s spark). The writing was good, the characters were great and it had a great moral to the story (if you will). It was just the last halfish that wasn’t everything I wanted it to be since the beginning was built up so well.

This is part of a series and I read the other books in it a year or two ago and I kinda remember them after all these books in between and the writing in them was also really good and I don’t remember being disappointed in those books, so I do suggest reading this author. This book was well done if I was to rate books I would give it a solid 4 stars and recommend them to anyone looking for the alpha male experience with good story to follow. I should also note that the sexual tension made my belly do the dip so that is always good reading!

 I return his smile, letting that settle in me when I repeat his words, “It’s time to get on with it.” His smile fades and his blue eyes become intense, his voice gruff when he simply agrees, “Yeah.” And then we did. From that moment on, we got on with it. The four of us, plus one, with a puppy and a cranky cat on Athica Lane. We got on with it. And it was perfect.

Here is the series reading order

Overflow: The Carpino Series

Beautiful Life: The Carpino Series

Athica Lane: The Carpino Series

Happy Reading!

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