Can’t Hide From Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
I don’t know what it was about Can’t Hide From Me that made me excited to read it. Even with it’s slightly lower Goodreads rating I was hopeful I would really like it. I think it’s the cover, because I like the simplicity of it, but I also think it’s the idea of Romantic Suspense. It’s not like I have the best luck in the Suspense genre, but I’m always drawn to it.
Unfortunately I was let down. I really hate giving any book a bad review, and I can clearly see how this book could have been so much better, it just really didn’t perform the way I’d hoped it would.
First, Can’t Hide From Me had so much going for it. There was a snappy dialogue that kept me grinning even after I realized I didn’t actually like the book. The two main characters Angel and Charles were interesting, and both of them filled different character types. The mystery wasn’t even bad, and the author actually had them act like FBI agents. (So many times Romantic Suspense law enforcement does nothing while the case unravels around them like magic.) I kept wondering why the book wasn’t working for me when all the ingredients were there.
I think what it all boiled down to, why I didn’t enjoy the book, was because for some reason the story never felt like it really dove in. The readers skimmed the surface story, we skimmed the relationship. I never felt like I was pulled down into the real meat and emotion. Basically, despite having everything necessary for a good book, we were left floundering.
I doubt I’ll be trying another book by this author.
Thank you to Riptide Publishing, via Netgalley, for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: = D
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