Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review- Falling Into Paradise by Kamy Chetty


A woman too afraid to commit. A man too hurt to love again. A passion that refuses to be denied. Sophie Redmond knew betrayal, she knew mistrust. She knew everything that was wrong with the world, until Damon Watson charmed his way into her life. The rules she used to shield her heart were broken one by one, as Damon showed her compassion and kindness. When no one else believes in her, he shows her hope. But is hope ever enough?

Damon knew trouble when he saw it. He was the sheriff. He could spot it a mile away and Sophie was trouble with a capital T. What was it about this City Slicker doctor that made him want to forget everything but those whiskey brown eyes and that honey blonde hair spilled against his naked chest. Can Damon put the past behind him and choose to love again? Reader Alert!: Sophie thought sex was a game that could be controlled with rules, but add a playboy who knew every trick in the book, and she couldn't help but throw her rule book away. Caution! Sophie and Damon tend to sizzle on the page as much as they do in bed, so take care to stock up on the ice!


Falling Into Paradise seemed like a nice contemporary romance. I am always up for reading a romance and I love seeing two completely different people falling for each other while working through all the obstacles thrown their way. Falling Into Paradise looked like it had all the elements which could make it a great read but sadly, it failed to deliver.

Sophie Redmond is a doctor who has moved into town to escape her past. She is too afraid to commit to anything or anybody because of her horrible past. After facing too much betrayal in her life its like she mistrusts every single person she comes across. I just could not get into Sophie's head. Just the way she was made it hard for me to actually like her. As the story progresses we do get to know all of her reasons but I failed to sympathize with her.

Then we have Damon. He is the town Sheriff who acts like anything but it. He is shown of as a player who seems to have slept with more than half the women in town. When he meets Sophie all he wants to do is get her in bed and that's what he does. While both of them agree to have a no strings attached relationship they start getting to know each other. Damon was shown as something else while he came off as something else.

I did not see the point of Sophie and Damon getting together. The romance got over too fast for me. The story focuses more on the mystery of the little boy's death which Sophie and Damon solve together. Just as things started getting a little bit interesting the story moves on to Sophie's past and her family. I thought there were too many things going on at once and it was all just unnecessary. Again when Sophie and Damon came together in the end it felt forced to me.

The writing style seemed nice to me. Though in the beginning Sophie and Damon's banter seemed a bit broken and didn't flow smoothly. I liked Damon's family and some parts of the book were salvable. I would have enjoyed the book more if there was more to Sophie and Damon's characters I guess. There was just too much talk and no action there for me. Falling Into Paradise was an average read.

*Note: This book was provided by the author for an honest review. We thank the author.


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