Book Review: Pulled Under by Sarah Darlington

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Book Review: Pulled Under by Sarah DarlingtonKill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington
Series: Kill Devil Hills #3
on September 1st 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 131
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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man-child. noun.
: a grown man who is very immature, therefor considered a man-child

manwhore. noun.
: a promiscuous man who has no regard for his sexual partners or the emotional value of his relationships

Rhett Morgan couldn't have been more wrong for me. The guy drank beer in the shower, for crying out loud. He had no prospects for the future, had slept with half the women in our beach town of Kill Devil Hills, and had no desire to change his manwhore ways.

And when Ben Turner, the guy I had loved from afar for the past four years, died and I couldn't get over his death, I desperately needed a distraction. A distraction like Rhett. So I used him for a one-night stand. Because, after all, that's the only thing a guy like Rhett is good for...right?

 

After reading books one and two, Kill Devil Hills and Changing Tides, I was excited but a little reluctant to get into Pulled Under. The way these are set up you can read them as stand alones but they all have plots that connect so I suggest reading them in order. That said, I figured I knew who this one would be about and I just was not sure I wanted to read this story. That said, I am so glad that I decided to read this.

First, there are not many things I did not like but the few things I didn’t like I’m going to get out of the way instead of doing my normal happy dance first. Here goes: Sydney, I get you have an obsession but obsession does not equal LOVE. I hate to do this but I do have to blame age a little here. She is pretty young and when you’re that young (I sound so jaded LOL) you’re going to have this feeling that you are totally in love. The fact that she pushes away people that like her and that SHE LIKES because of Ben is annoying. It’s also distracting me from enjoying her time with Rhett. It is almost like a love triangle except the other guy doesn’t  even know! I really hate love triangles. Even if this doesn’t exactly fall into the category, it’s enough to be distracting from an otherwise good plot.

That said! I love Rhett in this. He’s in all four books and I just love his character. I get he’s supposed to be the bad boy turned good but he’s not even really that much of a bad boy. Especially in this one, but in all of them, Rhett comes off as caring and will do anything for his friends.

This has information from the previous books so I’m going to avoid talking about all that but there is quite a bit that is repeated from the second book. I skimmed those pages and just ignored it but it looked verbatim from book two. Some portions had Rhett’s or Sydney’s POV but it wasn’t enough to keep me from skimming.

Other than that, I was able to speed read through this one. I loved it just as much as books one and two with the few exceptions above. The heroine obviously didn’t do anything for me but Rhett stole the show and kept me reading. Plus the fact that I knew I was getting book four, Adrift in Arc form is super exciting! Love the page count on these as well.

In short: I love that this was another pov from some of the previous books. A lot is coming out about this family and after reading all the books it’s easy to connect the dots. Lovely, fun read! Just ignore those two negative portions from above.

Rating Report
Plot
4 / 5
Character Development
4 / 5
Writing Style
4 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 4.2 / 5

 

 

About Sarah Darlington

Sarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she's also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, who harbors a huge passion for traveling. She's especially set on visiting all 50 states.
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