Book Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin

RATING: Star

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut…until Dice’s perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She’s intensely drawn to him — but not at all crazy about the havoc he’s wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent — and irresistible — adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin’s will. Only trouble is, she’s in love with him.

What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

*****

You are my life, but you are not my purpose.

NASTY.

Swoon started out great. Then Sinclair came into the scenes, making Dice ‘swoon’ and cheap, then somewhere in that crazy book the plot loses its substance. I did not mind the sexual innuendo at first, but then it gets nastier. Ugh. If it were up to me, I’d list Swoon under Adult Paranormal Romance. Nina Malkin, I have expected more story than this.

Dice is a psychic, or so she says. Her psychic part was barely developed… oh, wait. It helped her with seeing, talking and touching Sinclair. I cannot imagine a far more pathetic heroine than Dice. While Sinclair is so busy ruining people’s lives in Dice’s town, all she can do is pant and lust after him. What the H? She doesn’t do a thing to prevent Sinclair’s wickedness. She just mopes, fantasize, then lust (again) after Sin. Dice has no self-respect at all. Sin slept with her close friend and yet, she wasn’t turned off. Sin spanked her in front of the kids until she comes (yes, for that big O) and still, she’s in love with him. The ending summed up the book very nicely: cheap and senseless. Do you see why I’m riled up?

The storyline is all over the place and the characters are unlikeable. I read Swoon because I got its sequel, Swear, from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab. It looks like I shouldn’t have bother.

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.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

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