Posts Tagged ‘Anne Marie Citro’

This one looks like a standalone… let’s get to it.

One of America’s most reclusive rockers, Ryder Vaughn, gets an unusual sentence handed down to him. The judge, hoping to teach him the value of human life, sentences him to ten months of community service at Reach Within Centre for individuals with special needs. Ryder is convinced that, if he isn’t crazy already, he will be by the time his sentence ends. However, his only other option forfeits his band’s livelihood.
Five minutes after stepping into the centre, his entire life changes when he meets a gorgeous, little spitfire who will challenge everything he has ever believed about himself and the world around him.

Francesca’s devotion has always been to her family, friends, and the job she is passionate about. Her life hasn’t been easy. She sacrifices a lot for the ones she loves and for her dream to visit Italy.
Then Francesca finds herself in a desperate situation, and the tattooed beast who is serving his debt to society must save the headstrong woman from a secret that could destroy her. In turn, Francesca teaches Ryder, if you love something enough, it’s worth fighting for.
Ryder knows he isn’t worthy of love, but this incredible beauty makes him want it.
Ryder can save Francesca from her secrets, but can she save him from his? Is Ryder strong enough to endure the kids she loves and her crazy Italian family?
Ten months can fly by or it can last an eternity.

Okay, so first, if you go to Goodreads, check out the cover. Can’t say it does anything for me. Well, not true. It kinda turns me off. Like, a lot. So maybe no kinda involved in this one. Susan says I ought to own it, so here goes: this cover. Doesn’t do it for me.

Then we’ve got the comma problems in the description.

We’re not off to a good start.

We don’t know what Ryder did to wind up in court and need to be sentenced. Not a clue! Is it something unredeemable? Is it something minor? Is he getting a break ’cause he’s One of America’s most reclusive rockers?

And why the hell do these two have to save each other? Why can’t they find the strength to save themselves? Why can’t loving someone mean wanting to heal yourself?

Is this one of those reads where the characters’ professions don’t even matter?

Maybe I’m just in a crappy mood today. It happens. But all the reviews (and there aren’t many) are five-star, and that’s yet another red flag.

Just… I’ll read it, and with an open mind, at that. (Or, as open as my mind ever is)

But from what I see here, right now, I’m not optimistic.

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