Guilty Pleasure by Suzana Thompson
Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Romance Readers, Romance Review, standalone

Book Review: Guilty Pleasure by Suzana Thompson

What happens when the guy you hate reads your diary and finds out you fantasize about him? The cocky, conceited school player says he won’t give it back until he has fulfilled every fantasy. How long can Kendra resist him?

I’m a sucker for a good bully romance so the premise here really drew me in. Kendra was interesting but a bit one-dimensional. She’s stiff and not very personable. Even when we’re supposed to be in her head, you’re never positive what she’s going to do next. She’s very closed-off, even to the audience. Dominic had more depth and was much more likable. There were quite a few times I was sure he could do a whole lot better than Kendra but I ultimately liked them together.

One big drawback is that the third person POV really distracted me. I don’t care for it at all. Only the most gifted writers can pull it off without the story being choppy and vague so most writers should avoid it like the plague, in my opinion. Despite my disappointment in the narrative style, the story held my interest because I cared enough about the characters to want to know how it ends.

I’m going to try some of the author’s other books. This seems to have been her first book and a sample from a more recent work is pretty good so I think there may be some good books in her catalog.

Guilty Pleasure on Amazon.

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