Title: Layers Deep
Author: Lacey Silk
Series: Layers Trilogy
Publication Date: December 4th, 2013
Synopsis: He needs her to save a friend.
She needs him to plan her revenge.
Their pasts scar them Layers Deep.
Their passion distracts them…
…and distractions can be fatal.
Tristan Cross is battling emotional demons from the past. He lives in a world where trust is earned, loyalties are tested, and love is impossible. That is, until he meets Allie Green. She’s the only woman who can help him find a kidnapped friend and to top it off, she captivates him. All he has to do now is persuade her to work for Cross Enterprises, his top investigations firm.
Allie Green is a rookie cop seeking revenge and she’s willing to sell her soul to get it. With an opportunity to use Tristan Cross’s resources Allie calculates her time for payback. As vengeance boils her blood she can’t keep her mind off her new boss and Allie finds it difficult to keep her employment professional. With the mouth watering Tristan Cross distracting her, she struggles to prioritize an undercover job she’s been assigned and her hunger for revenge.
And when you’re ready to give up your life to save someone else, distractions can be fatal.
Review: I was unable to finish this book. I really felt like this one had potential to be good but I could not get past the constant contradictions in information, the flow was off and the story was hard to follow. When I started the book I was confused about what was going on and thought it would be quickly explained and I’d be brought up to speed. More than halfway through the book and I STILL have no idea what is going on. The misinformation is just really, really bad. At one point Tristan mentioned they were going to brunch at his mom’s place so Allie could see her mom. When they get there in Allie’s narrative she says that he never mentioned her mom was going to be there and that she figured they’d go see her after dinner. In the span of a couple of pages it went from brunch to dinner and the main character seems like a flake. It just feels like the author had a hard time keeping her story straight and as a reader I’m having a hard time keeping the story straight because of it. I don’t feel any connection to any of the characters and I was really put off by Allie’s reaction to Tristan’s sister, who just happened to share the same name as the sister Allie’s mom miscarried. It was a little confusing, and hard to keep track of which Emma that Allie was mentioning.
Recommendation: Don’t bother
I received an ARC of this book on Netgalley. This in no way affected my review.