Review of Debt by Rachel Dunning


Never Owe A Debt You Cannot Repay


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 400+ Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The Debt Collector

I pay my debts, and I expect others to.

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father’s passing meant I would automatically take on dad’s debts. I refused.

And I paid for that refusal.

So did my sister.

So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that’s where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a “favor” when I arrived.

Another debt.

I paid for that one too.

I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.

Besides, trouble is my middle name.

Kyla Hensley

I was brought up in privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who buys and sells and doesn’t care who gets rolled over in the process.

I never knew my mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in French saying “I’m sorry.” The only Female Figure I had growing up is my dad’s wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.

I drink. I party. I meet guys.

But I wasn’t always like that.

I’ve had a string of lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the opposite of Vince in so many way, and yet so the same.

She and I hit the road for the summer, getting away from the two college psychos and just trying to have some fun.

But there’s a funny thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.

Which is when I met the Debt Collector.

It was only supposed to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.

That’s all it was supposed to be.

I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply, madly, uncomfortably in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.

And yet…so unbelievably right.

Standalone Novel.
No Cliffhanger.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Logan had a rough start in life. He lost his father, then his mother, and then made it so his little sister was taken in by their aunt, leaving him to survive alone. The one thing he knew was that he didn’t want to survive how his father had, he had to do it on his own…no debts. He was doing it too, but then in walks Kyla and he can’t get her out of his head. He’d change, he’d do anything for her, and he barely knew her.

Kyla may have come from money, but she didn’t come from love. She never saw hearts and rainbows when looking at men, she just saw what was different about them, but she never got much further than looking. She wanted more, but without knowing what exactly that more entailed she’d been on the fence about men in general, especially after a few bad decisions in the dating department.

Their relationship is instant, sweet, and passionate. They each know what they want even if they’re afraid to ask for it, but they’ll each get it nonetheless.

Now for the downside. The writing style seemed unorganized. There were times when it was formatted like a novel and other times it seemed more like a screenplay with colons dictating speech and parentheses showing thought, action, and/or pronunciation. It is written in alternating first person and every time it switched the chapter headings would restart at 1.

I don’t see this too often in first person, but it felt like someone was telling me a story versus being pulled in and part of the story. It goes back and forth between present and past, almost every time a new character is introduced it goes back to how they knew that person and what happened that made them the person they are today. It was as if I knew everything about every character and at the same time felt no depth to any of them. The continuous detailed back stories did not add to the the characters, if anything it hurt the storyline and detached the characters from me.

My Favorite Quote:

“The thing I know is this:

I love this man. I love him irrevocably. I love him more than I’ve ever loved anyone.

And I know I will lose him.

I know it. More intuition.

But I love his very soul.”

Jenn 2.5 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Debt will be available March 30, 2016.


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