Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Review! Anchored to Love by S.M. Stryker, 4 Cranky Stars

Anchored To Love (Second Chances, #3)Anchored To Love by S.M. Stryker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** Four Cranky Stars ****

Anchored to Love is Book Three in The Second Chance Series. Although this work can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend you read the earlier books in this series otherwise Anchored to Love contains spoilers.

We met Carson in the first book of the series when he gets the job at the software company. In this book we learn how he was on his own, raised by a nanny, as his parents had other priorities. He's a genius, graduated at the age of sixteen, and now spends his time traveling the United States while developing computer applications.

He has never believed in relationships, a true manwhore. Then he meets Charlie. Right from the start he knows she is special. They become inseparable spending all their free time together, until a misunderstanding happens and Charlie leaves.

We met Charlie in the 2nd book of the series (Raven’s BFF and roommate). We learned a little more about her and what has been happening since the misunderstanding with Zain, aka Carson.

All Charlie wanted to do was play softball and earned herself a scholarship to a school across the country. Her dreams were coming true, until she found out that her teammates liked to party and drink. Charlie refuses to join in and is accused of not being a team player. She was not about to jeapordize her scholarship. It all becomes too much and Charlie ends up walking away from it all and heads home.

Told in multiple points of view, we get different perspectives from both Charlie and Zain (also known as Carson), on scenes that occurred in the prior books. A good portion of this book runs parallel.

I am a major fan of SM Stryker’s work and while I did enjoy Anchored to Love there are some editing issues. There are what appears to be copy and pastes of conversations from earlier works, but who was talking wasn’t updated to the current book.

This led to confusion, re-reading, fact checking, becoming frustrating at times. With a good editing to fix the few typos and POV issues this would most definitely be a 5 star read.

I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know the characters more, reading their back-story and fleshing them out more. Reading the different perspectives from the other two books shed more light on events.

There were tears, even knowing what was going to happen, and plenty of twists and turns.

I highly recommend this book and series.

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