Hey, Ishes! Time to review The Mister by EL James!
Ok, so I actually had ZERO intentions of reading this book. If I am honest, I didn’t like the 50 Shades of Grey series. AT ALL. Blurred lines of consent and a number of other things made me not a fan. Her style of writing. None of it. And, it has nothing to do with the sex scenes. I sold for Pure Romance for 2 years, trust me, that part was not an issue.
Anyway, that isn’t why we are here. So, because of my lack of love for the Grey series, I wasn’t planning to read The Mister. But, my friend bought it, read it and said she liked it. So, she let me borrow it.
(I swear the little one is laughing not crying it the background LOL)
Anyway, I give this book 3 stars.
I read it in 2 days. But, not really because it was amazing. Just because I had a pool day and a lot of time.
The book was fine, some drama, some sex, some action and a little suspense. But, some of the parts that I REALLY wanted her to dig into, she rushed through. The plot was dragged out but then the last 50 pages were so rushed that it felt unnatural to me and to the story she was telling.
I am giving it 3 stars because I don’t regret reading it, but I also wouldn’t necessarily recommend it either.
Synopsis from Amazon:
London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
Have you read this book? I would love to hear what you think of it!
Keep embracing the ish, friends!