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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

No Turning Back (Suspense Series, #3) - Kaylea Cross If there were a way to do it, I would give this book both 1.5 and 4.5 stars. The suspense plot was mostly intense and very good (especially the first two thirds), the hero and heroine have intense chemistry and I liked the both individually and together (especially for the first two thirds of the book). There are only a few love scenes but that makes sense in light of the plot and they are very well done. But the last third of the book falls apart. The actions several of the characters take don't make sense after that point and seemed more like attempts to make the series continue with one particular storyline than a well-written story. It was frustrating and the lead characters' stupid actions and lack of trust just made things worse. I'm hoping the last third of this book was just the low point in an otherwise wonderful series. I ended up compromising in the middle for the rating.