by Tracy Wolff
Flawed was my first book by Tracy Wolff. Although I enjoyed it, there were some things about it that I didn’t really like. First and foremost, the heroine. I like my female MCs strong and independent, but one too many times she was just so bitchy at the hero that it got on my nerves. Sure, it was a mutual thing, but knowing what he’d done for her since the very beginning made me side with him rather than with her.
All in all, I guess this book didn’t grip me the way I’d hoped it would, mainly because of the repetitive inner monologues and dialogues. It’s like the whole book circled around a couple of core themes that kept repeating themselves, like Tori’s non-responsability in what had happened to her, or how they hated each other but still felt attraction.
I believe readers who are more invested in the series will get more enjoyment out of it. Without further background, though, at the beginning I felt a bit out of sorts, with the MCs already knowing each other and having some kind of war going on.
For what concerns Miles, I have a thing for brilliant men and his being a recluse genius really did it for me. I also liked how patient and understanding he was with Tori. It’s not that I hated her, and I appreciated how we got to discover the domestic facet of the socialite, it’s just that in general I’m not much for the socialite mind-set. Reading about a grown woman who doesn’t have a job and is living in a fine apartment, has a car, multiple credit cards, fancy clothes and “lives the life” is not something I can emphasize with. I felt for her when her father kicked her out at the beginning, and especially after what had happened, but I didn’t fall completely for her “miserable-rich” girl attitude.
I would recommend it to fans of the Ethan Frost’s series and die-hard lovers of hate-to-love romance. I’m usually all for it, but here I saw too much skirting around hurt feelings and not enough banter.