Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Resolution by J. S. Cooper

Series: Swept Away #3
240 p.
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: 12/1/15
Source: From publisher for review
When Bianca and Jakob first awoke on a sandy shore in the middle of nowhere, their thoughts were only concerned with survival. But as they explored their surroundings and tried to find out who left them stranded on the island, electricity surged between them. Soon after, Bianca uncovered clues to her abduction, but was left with even more unanswered questions, especially about Jakob’s true motives… 
Now, Bianca just wants the truth. Nothing was as it seemed, especially with Jakob. As she discovers cross upon double cross, all she can trust is her instinct, her connection with him. So they decide to return to the island in hopes of finally learning the truth. Bianca and Jakob have been thrown together and torn apart by their secrets—but can she trust him enough to rescue her at last?When Bianca and Jakob first awoke on a sandy shore in the middle of nowhere, their thoughts were only concerned with survival. But as they explored their surroundings and tried to find out who left them stranded on the island, electricity surged between them. Soon after, Bianca uncovered clues to her abduction, but was left with even more unanswered questions, especially about Jakob’s true motives… 
Now, Bianca just wants the truth. Nothing was as it seemed, especially with Jakob. As she discovers cross upon double cross, all she can trust is her instinct, her connection with him. So they decide to return to the island in hopes of finally learning the truth. Bianca and Jakob have been thrown together and torn apart by their secrets—but can she trust him enough to rescue her at last?
My thoughts:

I'll make this review short especially since the book was so short. I think that is one of the reasons I didn't mind going on with the series when I wasn't enamored with the first one.

This one was a bit better in the mystery department. Although it was the strongest part of the trilogy, it seemed to lag in the other installments, especially the second book. In this one we go back and forth in the past and in the present and it did help move things along. I still didn't like the romance in the book. I did like Bianca better but not Jakob. Ugh. He could be such a jerk. There was a epilogue with the couple and I actually liked them in it! I just wished the romance was the same in the rest of the book.

I give this book 2 stars.  The mystery was solved for the most part. In fact I was thinking back and realized that the main mystery we started out with (I don't want to spoil so I won't say what) was sorta solved. The characters were satisfied with what they thought happened but no definitive evidence or arrest for that particular crime. Still, I had to think about it before I realized that nugget. :) Otherwise the rest of the twists you did get with the mystery did seem to be resolved.

37 comments:

  1. Not for me :( I would be driven mad by the mystery.

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  2. I can't believe you finished this series! Bravo to you!!!

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  3. Clearly this wasn't a winner of a series for you Melissa, but at least the mystery element of each one kept you engaged. That's something right? :)

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    1. Yea, I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for the mystery aspect.

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  4. Wow, talk about dedication! Glad this one was a little bit better for you.

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    1. A little bit. They were short books so it wasn't too bad.

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  5. Sorta solved? I don't know that I like the sound of that! Once again, I can't believe you stuck with it. I guess I DNF pretty easily. :)

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    1. Solved enough that I was satisfied to not wonder too much more. :) They were short books. Really all 3 could have been one book.

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  6. You are a trooper for chugging through this series. I couldn't have done it. Now go read something fantastic.

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  7. Sorry this wasn't as good as you were hoping it would be. Great honest review though!!

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  8. It's so hard to read a disappointing novel so I'm sorry this didn't live up to your expectations. Thanks for taking one for the team and warning us away from this, though, Melissa! I hope your next read is far better!

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  9. LOL, well at least you finished! Glad you got some closure if not all. I thought you were listening to these on audio?? I'm definitely not picking this one up! Thanks for weeding this out for us!!

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    1. Only the first 2 were on audio. I had this one for review and knew I needed the first 2 to read.

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  10. I'm sorry that even if you tried a bit more in the series it's finally not that much better for you

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    1. I do know that some enjoyed it. It just wasn't for me.

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  11. I think this would have definitely been a DNF for me! Kudos for perseverance!

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    1. I came close with the first book, but it was pretty short.

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  12. Mearg. Nope! You were such a trooper with these!

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  13. Oh my, I am glad I stopped reading..eep.

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    1. Yea, Karen, I don't think this would match with you. :)

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  15. A shame you didn't really like the couple, especially Jakob. Good to see the mystery was wrapped up though.

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  16. Meh. Two stars...but go you for finishing it! (I probably would have DNFed it but I'm less than patient with books these days.)

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  17. Yep-another series that I won't be reading! Thanks for your honest reviews of this whole series :)

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