Saturday, March 10, 2018

Blackwood by Celia Aaron

🌟🌟🌟 out of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I dig. It’s what I do. I’ll literally use a shovel to answer a question. Some answers, though, have been buried too deep for too long. But I’ll find those, too. And I know where to dig—the Blackwood Estate on the edge of the Mississippi Delta. Garrett Blackwood is the only thing standing between me and the truth. A broken man—one with desires that dance in the darkest part of my soul—he’s either my savior or my enemy. I’ll dig until I find all his secrets. Then I’ll run so he never finds mine. The only problem? He likes it when I run.
I think that another reviewer summed this book up best by saying that it was far more tame than was to be expected. I thought that this book would have been more dark and gritty than it turned out to be especially with the subject matter. I wish that the author would have taken it father because I think that the book would have been even better than it was. 
I didn't really like Elise. She seemed to be so fixated on finding the truth that she ran into situations without any regard for herself or others. I thought that she made so many poor choices throughout the book and I couldn't understand how anyone would want to be with her. Garrett was another story entirely. He was an intriguing character from start to finish. I craved more information about him. I know that he may not appeal to everyone who reads this due to his particular sexual interests {WARNING: this book has violence and explicit/intense sex that may be triggers for people} His particular kink just made him even more interesting to me because I haven't read about a character that had that kink before. He seemed like a contradiction to me in a way. He was a gentleman outside of that and cared about others but was very intense when he was interested in someone. 
I thought that the mystery was interesting and it seemed as if the author wanted readers to suspect one of the characters as the villain but I wasn't convinced. I was able to figure it out fairly easily but still found it to be enjoyable. Blackwood was a good book but I think that it would have been even better had Elise been a more likable character and had the mystery been explained more thoroughly. I don't feel like the conclusion was hinted at well enough. It was a great idea but it wasn't taken full advantage of by the author. 

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