Sunday, 30 November 2014

REVIEW - Aftershock by Jill Shalvis

The Book
Release Date: 1 November 2007
Goodreads Link


If it hadn't been for the earthquake, Amber Riggs would never have made love to a perfect stranger. And no doubt about it, fire inspector Dax McCall was perfect. Who else could have taught her the meaning of passion at a time like that? 

Still, when Amber ran into him a year later she wasn't sure how he'd react. To her…or their three-month-old baby. She hadn't meant to keep the news from Dax, but he'd been out of town, and she'd been sort of relieved. After all, how do you tell the perfect man he has a perfect baby girl with a woman he doesn't know from Eve?

My Opinion  3 STARS
The first part of this book that focused on both Dax and Amber before they were rescued from the crumbling building were good.  We had a very protective Dax, keeping Amber safe and helping to keep her calm even as aftershocks kept bringing more of the building down over their heads.

The second part, well, it needed a bit more character development.

Dax was a wonderfully sweet and sensitive man who really wore his heart on his sleeve and had a very tender side.  Amber on the other hand was cold and stand-offish and really needed more work for us to really understand what made her like she is.  We needed more internal dialogue as to her emotions and her thinking process and she constantly felt like a cold character pushing Dax away until the end.

I doubt any man would have put up with her hot and cold personality for that long.

I could however have done with an epilogue as the issues with Ambers father were never really resolved and the issue was not properly closed.

A sweet story none the less.

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