Series: Behind Your Back #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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To get to him, I need to use her.
I’ll play her like a violin and have her falling in love with me before she even knows what’s happening.
It will be easy. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.
She’s just a girl.
A tool to get what I want.
When I’m done with her I won’t think twice about walking away.
At least, that was what I thought.
Until I met her.
I like books where the synopsis leaves me just asking questions, I love having a good mystery in my romance books, something that keeps me guessing, it almost always results in it being a fast read for me, so I was pretty excited to get started on this book.
The one thing I want to mention right off the bat is that the book is told completely from the guys POV. I mean it’s not the first time I have read the guys POV, a lot of romance authors do a switch off of POVs, and every once in a while an author will rewrite the entire first novel in the guys perspective, but it’s very rare for me to find a romance book where the entire first novel in the series is told completely by the guy. So this was a bit out of the ordinary for me. And honestly, I’m not sure I really liked it. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t like the guy perspective thing, or if it was that this particular guy, Quinn, seemed so mundane in his thoughts. I mean you know every little thing about what he is doing, like what he is eating, when he shaves (and whether or not he is doing it carefully), the clothes he decides on wearing (for a guy who doesn’t seem to be into clothes he spends an awful lot of time thinking about what to put on). In the beginning it was bit harder to get into the book because there was just a lot of mundane stuff going on and not really much of anything else. You don’t really get much of a sense of the scam is the Quinn is running and he doesn’t really meet the girl in the book until like a third of the way in (so the first third is like him searching her out).
The book does pick up after Quinn (Sylas is his real name) meets Saige (finally), and they start interacting. I will say they have kind of an odd relationship, especially in the beginning. I mean they don’t seem to make too much of an effort to get to really know each other, but they do have a kind of a rhythm to their banter that works for them. They both also seem very impulse driven, which is surprising to Quinn, but interesting for the reader. Saige is almost as big of a mystery as Quinn is, except we don’t get to experience her POV so it makes her a bit more mysterious in that respect. With both of them it’s like you know you aren’t getting all the facts so you are just waiting for the author to drop a hint or come right out and tell you what is going on.
All in all, it was an interesting start to the series. The book does end on a cliffhanger, so be prepared to read both books if you pick this one up. I thought this was a pretty good new adult book for me, and I enjoyed it (oh and I also enjoyed that Quinn has a few secrets under his business suits, but then again so does Saige, read the book if you wanna find out what).