Concluding book in a two part series :: Steamy, thrilling, passionate and emotional romance.
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
“But love is a knife that really only cuts you one way, and that’s deep.”
The Truth about Him delivers us straight back into the story where Everything I Left Unsaid left off and to say we were eager to pick up this book is an understatement as we inhaled and loved the first book! Everything I left Unsaid was a fabulous read so we couldn’t wait for Annie and Dylan’s story to finally come together.
‘She’d clung to the version of him she wanted to believe in.’
The Truth About Him primarily delves into Dylan’s story and his background which was particularly sad and gripped our hearts. Both Dylan and Annie are broken characters learning to love and trust with a whole heap of chaos and turmoil surrounding them.
‘I’d walk into hell for Annie.’
Whilst we did enjoy a lot of this story there were also times we were left asking ourselves what happened to the original storyline and what about all the unanswered questions? For every answer there was another question with it all becoming a bit convoluted with drama added merely for the sake of drama and sex added for what felt like filler pages. You know when you start skimming sex scenes that they’ve lost the emotional impact they’re supposed to deliver which differed greatly to our feelings in the first book.
“Remember when you said you weren’t scared of me.”
“Maybe you should be?”
Annie and Dylan needed to find their way from a physical to emotional relationship and this part of the story was beautifully done, the scenes between Annie and Dylan learning to deal with their trust, feelings and emotions pulled us back into the story time and again and it was their relationship, and Dylan’s and his fathers that cemented the story for us.
‘I’d spent years getting rid of this anger…this hate.’
When the story concentrated on the couple and the initial drama surrounding them it was suspenseful, gripping and entertaining reading but then it would veer off on a tangent and we were left asking what the hell was going on. We felt some of the storylines detracted rather than added to the intensity of the story.
This second instalment seemed to drag causing us to think if maybe this story would have been better served as one book rather than spacing it over two as the momentum in this one certainly didn’t match the flow and potency of its predecessor. Perhaps the momentum would have been at its premium and we would have been gasping instead of skimming through parts of the story.
The explosive chemistry between Annie and Dylan was in abundance, these two sure do sizzle the pages, and when the heart took over and the romance shone through, we were completely engrossed though sadly this final instalment overall didn’t evoke the enthusiasm we had hoped.
‘She owned me. Despondent and wrecked, smiling and bright – it didn’t matter. I was hers.’
EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID SERIES