This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. Inarticulate by Eden Summers
Publisher: self-published
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Drama, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 284
Format: kindle book
Source: borrowed
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He’s silent—but his touch speaks louder than words.

At first sight, Savannah is drawn to the harsh appeal of a man who refuses to talk to her. Keenan’s hard stare is arrogant and unapologetic. The quirk of his sensuous lips is cocky and in control.

But there’s more. There’s something deeper he’s trying to hide behind those steely grey eyes—a slight hint of vulnerability which captures her intrigue.

She’d been warned, told that his silence hides a myriad of lies capable of affecting her career and relationships with loved ones. Only she can't help herself. Testing Keenan's defenses is an addiction she can't deny.

Falling in lust is easy. Learning his secrets comes with a price. The cost? Her broken heart.

The synopsis caught my attention right away (right after the beautiful cover, of course), because I’m always a sucker for a brooding and mysterious man. One that is confident with a subtle vulnerability. Oh, and totally hot doesn’t hurt either.

So this review is a mixed bag for me. I liked the premise of the story, and I even liked the big “secret”, but the way it played out really didn’t work for me. hmph. I know. It pains me to say it because I liked the idea of this story so much. I also really liked Keenan. And I liked him a lot but I did not care for Savannah. She was spoiled and immature. When things didn’t go her way she didn’t listen. I could see her stamping her foot and throwing a tantrum because not everything was done her way. Obviously Keenan had secrets and wanted to tell her things, but she would never listen and just wrote him off. She drove me crazy! Yes, maybe Keenan should have handled things a little differently, but for Gods sake, they had only just met. I understood why he did things the way he did.

The romance was ok. I wanted them together because I knew it would make Keenan happy, but I didn’t really feel it. I enjoyed the story but found that it was easy to put the book down. There were some smexy scenes and they were pretty good. I can appreciate that Keenan is quite the specimen.

The secondary characters were solid, yet had personality transplants at different points. I think I got whiplash from that. I’m talking about Penny and Dominic. How could they go from so rude to being wonderful, or so close and being so mean? It didn’t work for me. The changes were too sudden and didn’t feel believable.

And finally at the end the conflict turned out to be not the “secret” but instead was the manufactured drama created by Savannah. Yes, we got a HEA, but that was rushed and a total flip flop from her earlier stance.

Rec this? Sure. Maybe? I was expecting a grittier read, but instead got something a little fluffier. It had a lot of potential, but in the end fell a bit short for me and I never got to sink my teeth into it.

Happy reading!

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