I have mixed feelings about this book. As soon as I found out Lara Adrian was releasing a new series, I was ecstatic. I had read all the books from her Midnight Breed Series and loved each and every one of them. The world building, the characters, the thrilling underworld that she wrote about was simply amazing. The series never wavered, it kept its exciting momentum and was fabulous all the way through to the very last book. I assumed that Lara and her magical skills as a writer could do that again. I was wrong.
Only a few weeks ago readers were introduced to 25-year-old Avery Ross. A struggling artist and bartender whose life has been dealt a few harsh blows. Living in New York for the past 18 months had been difficult, and after a run in with her boss, it had become much worse. Thanks to an acquaintance, Avery was given a life line – in the form of a ritzy Park Avenue apartment. While moving in, Avery runs into Nick, also known as Mr Dominic Baine… or Sir! A 33-year-old self-made billionaire, property developer, stock analyst and lover of artists, Nick is instantly infatuated by the chemistry the two share.
What starts out as two strangers with an intense sexual attraction soon becomes one very hot love affair. But not everything is as it seems. Avery soon discovers just how far Nick will go to protect his private life, and what the media knows about him. That includes keeping Avery all to himself, and far away from anyone finding out who she is and what she means to him. Sound sexy? The story started off great, but by the time I had read half the book I was beginning to get a tad annoyed. Both Avery and Nick have a few secrets, fine, whatever – but you would think that during the course of the story, they would have learned a few things and helped each other somehow, but there was zip – nada! For 100 Days felt more like 100 years – it dragged on to the point where I would get so annoyed I would put the book down and walk away.
It took me a few days to read it, and by the time I reached the end of the book I was left feeling disappointed. Nick reminded me of Christian Grey – he wasn’t into that whole I am going to whip you silliness, but the controlling, manipulating personality was all Christian. And Avery, she was the female version. Oh poor me, my life is crap, I can’t let anyone in…. Oh please!!! For 100 Days was simply another story about a rich dominant male that is broken, and a poor girl down on her luck hoping she can put him back together while hoping he doesn’t find anything out about herself <Yawn>! It was just silly. It could have been so much better, but dragging out their ‘woe is me’ garbage was painful to read.
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Amazon Premise –
Struggling artist Avery Ross is barely scraping by. Bartending at a trendy New York City restaurant for an overbearing boss and two weeks away from losing her apartment to a condo developer, she’s desperate for a break. So when she’s offered a temporary housesitting job, she takes it.
Living at one of the poshest addresses in Manhattan is like entering a new world–one that catapults her into the orbit of billionaire Dominic Baine, the darkly handsome, arrogantly alpha resident of the building’s penthouse. What begins as a powerful attraction soon explodes into a white-hot passion neither can deny.
Yet as scorching as their need for each other is, Avery doesn’t expect Nick’s interest in her to last. Nor does she dare to dream that the desire she feels for this scarred, emotionally remote man could deepen into something real. For Avery has secrets of her own–and a past that could destroy her . . . and shatter everything she and Nick share.
FOR 100 DAYS is the first novel in a passionate new contemporary romance trilogy from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian.