Friday, September 16, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: "In My Arms Tonight" by Sasha Clinton

What if you can’t help but hurt the person you love? 
Kat Cullen has it all—a staff writer position at the New York Times, beauty, independence—until she finds herself alone on the subway at night with a rapist. Saved by Alex Summer, a democratic candidate running for mayor of New York, she develops an unexpected friendship with him. 
Alex’s chaotic past is the kind of juicy scoop every political reporter dreams of—which is why he keeps it hidden. But as he starts falling in love with Kat, he opens up to her about his darkest secrets. What he doesn’t know is that Kat already knows all about him, and she’s on an assignment to expose his history. 
Caught between truth, love and ambition, two people must figure out the politics of the heart.

I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In every book I read, especially in a general romance genre, I try to look for something different, outstanding, something that makes me sit back and say, "This book will stay with me forever". Unfortunately, I did not get much of that with this book, and I am sorry to say.
Let's start with the good, and that is that Sasha Clinton is a great writer. Her dialogue and prose are nearly perfect, and I loved reading the raw emotion she put into this narrative. She's got so much potential it isn't even funny. And that's why this book is getting three stars.
Here's the other reasons why, and please remember that this is my personal opinion and nothing more: it's unbelievable. It's two characters who are very hard for anyone to relate to. I think that the sexual assault Kat suffers was more than necessary: at least that gives some readers something to sympathize/empathize with. Otherwise, she's very unrelatable.
And while Alex is the type of man we fantasize about, his character was lacking somehow. Despite her best efforts, Clinton didn't realize his full potential.
The story and characters fell flat for me. It was a bit too predictable, too Lifetime movie for me.

3/5--A lot of potential.

Purchase In My Arms Tonight on Amazon.

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