Glow by Beth Kery (Glimmer and Glow #2)

Glow by Beth KeryAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Alice Reed never dreamed she’d escape the stigma of her disturbing past. That’s why she was shocked when, out of the blue, she was recruited to join the elite Durand Enterprises by the enigmatic CEO himself, Dylan Fall. The erotic charge between them was fast and deliciously forbidden. But as Alice opened up to worlds she’d never known, everything changed once again with a stunning discovery: there’s much, much more concealed in the shadows of Alice’s troubling childhood, and her life is about to change forever.

Now, with another piece of the puzzle of Alice’s identity revealed, a mysterious adversary plots to destroy it all—and Dylan is determined to protect her. But as Alice’s sexual addiction to Dylan turns helplessly to love, she can’t help but wonder: how deeply can she really trust him? What were his true motives in drawing her close to him? And what other secrets does he know about her past that even she has yet to learn?

I absolutely hate to say this because I loved book one, but Glow did not work for me. At all. I found it to be very slow paced and chalk full of things I didn’t care about as a reader. I had such high hopes because book one was so intense but Glow fizzled on all fronts.

Glimmer (book one) had a lot of suspense, a bit of action and a ton of mystery. Glow attempted to give readers more of that same magic but unfortunately what it ended up doing was boring me to death. I found myself skipping entire chapters hoping it would pick up the pace as Alice delved more deeply into her shadowy past and identity. Her need to know her past warred with her desire to block out everything and return to the safe bubble she’s been living in for years. Her stubborn personality grated on those around her and even Dylan at times yet she found herself the center of several guys attentions. Some sexual and some predatory. When scared or threatened she became childlike in nature instead of the ballsy, don’t give a damn, woman readers had seen up till this point. It was almost like a split personality disorder at times, yet just as quickly she’d be snapping out of it and wanting to fuck Dylan six ways from Sunday in an attempt to make herself feel better about the drastic changes occurring in her life.

I wanted desperately to like this one, but it fell short of my expectations. I feel a novella would have been a safer bet for this couple because a full length book, longer than book one, left me feeling bored and empty.

I give Glow by Beth Kery 2 stars

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