Author: Beverley Kendall

Trapped by Beverley Kendall

Posted September 17, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Trapped by Beverley Kendall

This is the follow-up to the novella The Trap, although I’m not one hundred percent sure that you need to read the novella in order to read this book, although I do think it will give you some insight into the events. So in the novella I really did not like Mitch, and I’m not sure I really even like him in this book either. Well that’s not entirely true, Mitch comes around to realize that he needs to be responsible for the life he helped to create. But the one thing that always bugs me about situations like this is when the guy has been totally uninvolved and then they just breeze right in and expect to do whatever they want whenever they want, and I hate that. I’m not saying that Paige should have kept her daughter from him or anything even remotely like that, I just don’t like the sense of kind of entitlement that Mitch had at the beginning of the book. Thankfully Mitch gets a reality check and starts to realize that things aren’t going to be easy, and I was glad about that, that he actually had to work for his daughters affection and for Paige to start to trust him. I liked how strong Paige was, and I also on some level at least, liked that she was willing to forgive and move on, and not just for the good of their daughter. I always find it really sad when people hold on […]

The Trap by Beverley Kendall

Posted September 5, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Trap by Beverley Kendall

So this novella sets up the full length novel Trapped, which I will be reviewing soon, and as with all novellas I will keep this review short as not to run anything for the readers. I honestly think the main reason why I gave this book four stars is because it reads like something that could really happen. I don’t know about you guys, but I have had friends who are in very similar situations. Young love often doesn’t work out the way you think it is going to, and life does certainly like to throw curve balls at people, so the authenticity here is what made me rate this book so highly. So Paige and Mitch are young and in love, but they end up not staying in the same place, Mitch goes to college away from where they grew up and of course this is where things get complicated. Long distances relationships are hard on all couples, but especially young ones (in my opinion). And of course this is where the trap comes into play, spoiler (or not if you have looked at the full length novels synopsis) Paige ends up pregnant. And let me tell you Mitch does not handle this well. I want to punch this dude in the face. In fact I knew a guy just like this one when I was younger, and to this day I want to punch him in the face. Paige never intentionally did anything, but don’t tell Mitch that, […]