Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Book Review: Whatever It Takes

It's Tuesday. Honestly it feels like it's going to be a long week and that it should be June already. I'm fully over May. Oy.

Whatever It Takes - MJ Markovski
Regan Argent inwardly uncovered a dark conspiracy that has her on the run. Forcing her to return to her childhood home, small town just outside Dallas, to seek refuge. Unexpectedly, she bumps into Hunter Grainger, a man she never saw coming. An Air Force pararescueman, only you, with only one person who is supposed to know of his return home. The unexpected meeting ignites a chain of events where they will be forced to help each other or be executed. 

Man. I am going to be honest, I'm a little torn on this one. On one hand, it's a cute love story with a little drama thrown in. Then on the other.... it needed another edit. Or two. There were a lot of technical errors that really made it hard for me to look over. For instance, in any given chapter we have Regan talking to herself, then all of a sudden Sherry is there and then we've switched to something from New York. Basically, the voice of the book was all over the place. I'd get fixated on issues like at her party she's wearing a red dress and even her panties match, but then a few pages later it mentions she's wearing a sapphire dress. Um, no. It's red. That kind of thing happened throughout the book and it made it really hard to settle into the story.


It isn't all doom and gloom because while the characters were really roughly developed, I think after a couple of stories and some serious editing and rewrites, this is an author I'd be interested in reading again in a few years to see the development. The characters are really hard to like because Regan, though she wants to be independent and seen as such, she's actually incredibly stupid and makes poor choices and is scared of everything. Then we have Hunter, who I can't say I didn't like because I've read enough books with a lead male like him with a similar backstory (Locke by Harper Sloan comes to mind immediately), so I kind of have a soft spot for seeing the tough guy get sucked in by a good girl.

I think if you don't really read a lot of romance novels and are putting your toe into the water, you will likely enjoy this one quite a bit. If you're an avid romance reader, this isn't going to get your motor running and you might be bored. All in all, I'm going to give this one 2 out of 5 stars. It definitely wasn't awful and it had some good scenes and some moments I enjoyed but is it one I would re-read or gift? No, I can't say that it is.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and White Bird Publications for the Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own. Happy reading! 

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