Monday, February 2, 2015

Review: Breaking the Storm (Credence Curse #1) by Sedona Venez

Title: Breaking the Storm (Credence Curse #1)
Author: Sedona Venez
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Length: Novel
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 2
Sexual - 4

I wanted Knox. There was no need to deny that fact.


Knox was the type of guy you gravitated to, who stood out in the crowd. It wasn't just his classically good-looking features and perpetual five o’clock shadow. It was his raw energy that entranced me, that made me feel like a giggly, fumbling high school girl, happy to be in his presence.

Yes, there’s no denying it, front man Knox Gunner was a sexy badass.

It didn't matter that he initially thought I was some bored, rich girl trying to live out some wild fantasy of being with a starving musician. It was uncomplicated and that's what we both wanted. At least that's what I convinced myself. I wasn't ready to admit to myself that my feelings for Knox were getting dangerously deep—waiting to lay siege on my heart. I was falling for him… and this was dangerous. The rules were clear: falling in love would obligate me to expose what I truly was, setting in motion his slow march to death.
This book was just a little too harsh for my taste.  It started out very well, but that ended up being just one chapter to introduce us to the curse and an ancestor.  Both Knox and Storm refused to trust each other - and I never really understood the reasons why.  We get a glimpse of them near the end, but it wasn't soon enough.  It someone had just thought to open their mouth (preferable Knox) then things wouldn't have had a chance to turn into a story, but by starting things this way, it really tainted the story for me as well.

All the characters were a little too hard as well.  They weren't just tough and resilient, they were hard in a way that made it difficult to get to know them and to fall for them as the leading characters.  Even the side characters were overly tough - there wasn't any gentleness to balance it all out.

The concept behind the story and the history of the Credence family was well thought out and I enjoyed learning about it.  I have a copy of book two, so I'm hoping that I can enjoy the character more in the next one.

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