Layers, TL Alexander
I liked the sound of this but from the first I felt kind of plunged into a story, not sure what exactly was between Jackson and Alexia, wondering if they were together/had been together/intended getting together. Its all very strange.
Then the $20 million embezzlement changes come in and to top that Alexia’s flat gets completely trashed, and she has some pretty horrible email and mail threats against her. Is she bothered? Does she go all out to clear her name? Find out who’s trying to frame her? Who’s threatening her? Not really, Jackson puts up the $20 mill and the partners agree to let her have some time provided she stays at his estate so she can look into things. What? All that money and they just say “ toddle off and find the culprit” when most of them believe its her? That won’t go well with legal charges later as they threaten – the system doesn’t work that way.
The whole book follows like that, major catastrophes, huge events happen and they just chat, drink, swear a lot and ignore it…..The goodreads blurb says “The Layer Series is written for adults, by an adult (this is questionable). “ and I can only agree – it IS questionable….Even something simple like buying a coffee is turned into some kind of disaster, complete with swearing, accusations of anything, a chance to gloat or score one over someone else…The characters really act like young teens at times.
Its a shame as for me this could have been a good story but everyone, each character and each action has to be made so OTT as to be unbelievable – its like car crash TV in that I had to keep reading even though I was snorting out “What!! Really???” Its on Kindle Unlimited and as the ending is so cliff-hanger awful I had to know what happened next, so got part two. More of the same though sadly and if its possible its even more OTT 😦 It’s a shame because underneath all the over exaggerated plots and people there’s a story I could have enjoyed. Pare it down, cut out the waffle and tighten up the plots to make them more realistic and I’d have enjoyed this. Still I’m sure hundreds, maybe thousands of readers will love it just as it is. We all want different types of reading.
If you love Big Bother, X Factor, celebrity magazines and reality TV you’ll probably love this but for me – nope, a fail …
Stars:Two, just too OTT.
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