“Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris
Can the perfect couple with the beautiful home and ideal life really be true?
I finished my previous read twelve days ago and immediately turned to this book as, enticed by the synopsis, I was eager to read it.
Regrettably, I have not had the desire to pick it up and return to its pages for over a week now. And, those first five days, were hard work too.
The plot sounded great; a perfect couple with the perfect life, too perfect it seems and with a hint of something dark and sinister at the heart of the story. I feel this is a decent tale to be found for many folk but, alas, not for me.
Grace, a young independent woman, successful in her career and capable of caring for her younger sister, suddenly becomes compliant and weak when she meets “Mr Perfect”, in the shape of Jack Angel. A whirlwind romance later and they are getting married. Every detail of their lives, and specifically Grace’s, now decided and determined by Jack. Yet, it is far from a perfect life she now leads.
I read a quarter of the book before realising that I didn’t care what caused Jack’s sudden switch from ideal suitor to brutal husband. I was a little shocked that Grace fell apart when she met Jack and the perfect marriage beckoned as her future.
Maybe it is just me but I found the characters to be unlikable, Grace especially. She seemed so weak and needy. Perhaps, in the rest of the book, she finds her earlier sparkle. Sadly, I will not be around to find out. For me this was a far from perfect read.
The Moustachioed Reader
My Rating: 1* out of 5*
Author: B.A. Paris
Publication Date: February 2016