⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: Straight Up by Charity Ferrell

It was alright. High 3/low 4-star territory. The blurb had me thinking that this would go a different way, so I was somewhat disappointed by the storyline and the level of character development didn’t overcome that. There’s a significant amount of time spent on drama in the back half, so the romance felt rushed to me. I believed the lust. The love? Eh, I don’t know. There are a lot of elements to this story that I enjoyed, but they’re mixed with things that just didn’t work as well.

The story follows Lincoln and Cassidy, two strangers who feel an instant spark when they become coworkers. Cassidy is blunt about her desire to spend more time with Lincoln – in whatever way he’ll have her – while Lincoln is hesitant to get involved. Recently released from prison and unsure of how Cassidy would feel if she knew, it’s easier for Lincoln to keep things simple. But the outgoing and playful Cassidy makes it difficult to stay away, so Lincoln finds himself falling fast.

I loved the idea behind the blurb – a man recently out of prison, and a woman trying to stay away from bad boys. Which is perhaps why I was disappointed early on. 21-year-old Cassidy flirts with Lincoln IMMEDIATELY, calling herself his “future wife” and asking what he likes for breakfast. And Lincoln is just a guy who went to prison for a white collar crime that he didn’t commit. The prison thing isn’t even that big of a storyline. So, right away, I was a little off-balance. Just as I was warming up to them together, the story shifted into the drama, and that’s what ultimately drops it to a 3-star rating for me. There’s a lot that I liked – the playful and sexy feel, the characters, and the chemistry – but it was all overshadowed by other elements that bugged me. I’d definitely consider reading more from the author and think that this series of interconnected standalones is intriguing overall, but this wasn’t a total winner for me. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy romance.


Blurb:

A new standalone title in the Twisted Fox series!

Lincoln:
I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell.
From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon.
All for a crime I didn’t commit. 
Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of trouble.
The only problem? She’s trouble wrapped in a bow. 

Cassidy:
My type? Bad boys. 
Until my bad boy boyfriend got me arrested. 
I’ve moved to a new town and sworn off relationships. 
Until I meet him … my Prince Charming … fresh out of prison.

Trouble and bad boys never felt so good … until it all falls apart.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MlwV4j

About the Author:

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction. 

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