“I more than like you but don’t feel near love yet, so I put the word love and life together and got live so I live you. I’m in live with you, pretty girl” – Dominic
From a debuting author from Ireland, the story of Dominic Slater was penned that would surely make the tweens [as of press time, they already are] and not so tween-nation swoon all over this bad-ass, hot, cocky and slightly immature 18 year old American expat in Ireland who tormented Bronagh Murphy’s life and introduced her to the world of underground fighting, his equally demigod-like brothers and found a way to shatter Bronagh’s heavily guarded heart.
I ordered this one right away when a friend of mine recommended it after discussing the Beautiful Disaster series. I looked it up and with stunning reviews, I figured that this would probably be a good fix after soaking myself up with all the fantasy and sci-fi reads I’ve had so far. And if this is nearly as good as “Beautiful Disaster,” well then, I’ve no problem losing some money over it.
Okay, here we go…
So at first, I wasn’t entirely convinced of Bronagh’s character. I was already expecting that she’d go Bella Swan on me like “I’m a weak girl, I cannot defend myself. I’m such a klutz and can’t live without my man and all” but I was utterly and completely wrong. Bronagh’s everything but weak. What a feisty character and I totally loved her! I mean seriously, she’s like a dream. I’m tired of all the female MC being all so annoying and overly conflicted with themselves but Bronagh’s a refreshing gal that I even find myself comparing her with Pidge of Beautiful Disaster [Hhhmm, Lucky 13 still edge her out though].
Now let’s go over Dominic – it has to be about him mostly right? After all, he’s the guy in the title and well – he’s like the most perfect book boyfriend based on the author’s description – at least physically. See, I’m trying to really assert my thoughts about this guy but I just can’t get over the fact that he’s only freaking 18 years old! I mean yeah, he’s handsome, cocky and all but he’s basically a baby – ugh. No further comment.
Now let’s move on with the rest of the Slater brothers I’m mostly interested more than Dominic himself. Let’s start with Ryder since he’s dating Bronagh’s sister – he’s kind of off limits for now so let’s also not discuss him any further. LOL
We have Kane, the one with the scar in the mouth for apparently doing some of the hoodlum jobs for Marco Miles (See, I really cannot really you more about Marco because then I have to spill everything here). Let’s move forward with their bisexual brother Alex. He’s like my favorite If I’m being honest [perhaps because of my affinity to MM genre] I could just imagine what his story will be, I reckon it’ll be a great idea for the author to cross over the MM genre at least just for this character. [DEAD – apparently, Alec’s story was already released and he was paired with a woman –it sucks I know].
Lastly, Dominic’s twin brother – the white haired Damien. I love his adorable image in the book but for the life of me, I can’t imagine his snow-white hair. The only time I saw a snow-white hair person was while watching Top Model series. Okay, nuff said.
Going back to the story, though I find the premise a bit over the top which was very intentional by the way, I still went along with it because of the smooth way the story was written. Now I’m just a bit worried with the upcoming series because they may be a bit repetitive, I still believe though that the author will rise to the occasion. This first book in this rather exciting series is not that bad. Not bad at all.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars