Colours of Love – Uncovered by Kathryn Taylor
Colours of Love – Uncovered
by Kathryn Taylor
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: woman’s fiction, romance
I saw some great reviews for the first book, read the sample to get the background and dived eagerly into this one.
Grace is in a difficult place, in love with a man who says he doesn’t do love…or real commitment. I really liked her, she’s a hard worker, doesn’t expect favours because she’s dating the boss, and puts up with a lot from Jonathan. She has a tendency to dive in where angels fear to tread and all that sometimes though….Jonathan is a complex character and its clear now what’s behind his reserve, but equally clear he’s the only one that can change that, and he doesn’t seem to want to, even if he loses Grace because of it.
There’s some solid characters here and some really interesting plots developments, but I felt they didn’t really live up to what they could be. The event that happened at the Gala/charity Ball for example – my mind had run on all sorts of things behind it and I’d got a couple of suspects lined up, but it turned out to be a standard happening, nothing suspicious behind it. Then there’s Lady Imogen, I had high hopes for some byitch scenes with her, but really there was nothing much : –( I felt there was such rich potential for more drama in the scenes that were given and yet it just all felt very run of the mill…
Things with Jonathan are kind of touch and go all the way through, one moment he can’t keep his hands off her and the next she gets treated with ambivalence. That was tough for her, even more so now she knows she’s in love with him, and suspects he feels more for her that he will admit to. Then something happens which was so much like a development in one of my favourite reads, Kylie Scott’s novel Lead. Jonathan and Jimmy from Lead have the same issue, can’t/won’t commit to anyone, don’t believe in love, are very much emotionally closed off. When both are confronted with it they react the same and yet the plots go very divergent ways. In Lead it led to some great drama and emotional scenes that I loved, could wallow in, but here it somehow felt a bit flat. We’d got so close to the end of the book I had begun to wonder if their romance was ever going to develop further, and when this happened I was like – Yay, some emotional scene now. I do love some good drama, some tearful, emotional moments that really pull at me. I didn’t feel it though, I felt sad for Grace of course, she put her heart out there and was rejected, but I wasn’t gutted for her, didn’t feel she was hurt beyond repair. So the events after didn’t feel so good as they would have done if I’d really despaired for her. Its a personal thing of course, everyone wants different things, but I just felt that although this was a good read, a very good one it could have been (for me) a great read.
Stars: Four, its a really good read for me, I just felt it could have developed a bit more drama and been a five. Still, for many readers this will be perfect as it is : –)
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