BOOK IN REVIEW: Lust by Mike Wells

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Received a review copy for free in exchange for an honest review

Title: Lust
Author: Mike Wells
PDF: 67 pages
Rating: 2/5 stars

I have honestly never read a secret agent novel before so I don't really have anything to compare this to. Maybe I'm the wrong person to be reviewing this but I'll do it anyway.

I'll start by stating the good points of this book. First, never once, while reading this book, did I get bored. I guess there's a reason why they call Mike Wells's books 'unputdownable'. Second, the grammar was good and the story was written in a way that wouldn't frustrate you. Next, this book actually makes me curious to know what happens next - it makes me want to read the sequel. Though I didn't really like this book, I'm probably gonna read the sequel because I'm the kind of person who doesn't like not knowing what happens in the end.

Now I'm gonna talk about what I didn't like in this book. First of all, the whole time I was reading this, I felt like the story was a car going 60 kph and I was walking, if that makes sense. The story just goes so fast that it left me confused more than just once. It felt more like a summary than an actual book. Second, Elaine Brogan, the main character, is definitely not the smartest individual. I mean she gets tricked by people left and right. She is supposed to be smart but comes off as a bit gullible to me. She makes decisions so fast that it leaves you thinking, 'what did I miss?'. Third, the start of the story confused me a little bit. I didn't know how the start related with the rest of the story aside from there being counterfeit money. Fourth, when the book says that Elaine's mother leaves her and her father because she was jealous of how the father paid so much attention to Elaine, I was like wtf because I can't even imagine that scenario, not even in the slightest. Lastly, I don't feel anything for any of the characters. I couldn't care less if they died. 

This book wasn't completely horrible. It had its good points and bad points but every book has that. Maybe I was already expecting myself not to like this book because it's something new; it's in a genre that I am not familiar with. I don't regret reading this though. It was a new experience for me and maybe I'll even read more secret agent novels in the future.

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