Review for Until We Burn (Beautifully Broken #2.5) by Courtney Cole

Until We Burn by Courtney Cole

TITLE: Untile We Burn
SERIES: Beautifully Broken #2.5
AUTHOR: Courtney Cole
PUBLICATION DATE: November 21, 2013
PUBLISHER: Independent
PAGES: 84 pages
FORMAT: ebook
SOURCE: Purchased
RATING: 3 bows

Dominic Kinkaide is the epitome of bad boy. He does bad things with no guilty conscious nagging him about them. The 24 year old actor hides behind the mask of gentleman in public, but in private he is anything but. The bad things he does allows him to feel something, which is the only thing he desires these days. He figures he’s already going to hell, might as well have fun on the way.

I…um….am unsure how I feel about Dominic. I know this novella is just to introduce me to the character before I read Before We Fall, to show me his a jackass and that worked pretty well. I’m left with the question of if he is redeemable. I think he is. He isn’t deliberately mean to any of the woman he screws around with, but he’s not wholly nice either. He uses them and then discards them, but makes no misleading promises otherwise. The question that really plagues me is, do I like him. At this exact moment, no, I don’t. I’m not a big fan of bad boys. I like a few, but I prefer the sweet boy-next-door type. We’ll see if my opinion changes with the next book.

Dominic’s past kinda bugged me throughout this whole thing. I know it’s a tiny novella and there isn’t adequate space to get into his issues, but what the hell happened? I want to know because I cannot envision a scenario that would force Dom to turn out this way. He has a pretty specific quirk that I just don’t understand.

Basically what you need to know is that it’s not great, but it’s not bad. It’s a kinky little novella introducing you to a kinky little actor who I hope improves some in the next book.

3 bows
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