#Review Sheltered Love by M.J. Williamz

Posted July 29, 2015 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

#Review Sheltered Love by M.J. WilliamzSheltered Love by M.J. Williamz
Find the Author: Website, Goodreads
Published by Bold Strokes Books on July 14th 2015
Genres: F/F, LGBTQI
Purchase links: Amazon
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Source: NetGalley

Boone Fairway worked hard to buy her own bar and now reaps the benefits. She’s a partier and loves the different women she meets at the bar. When she meets Grey Dawson, she hopes she’ll be one in her string of women. Grey has different ideas. She works at a domestic abuse shelter and feels that bars are a main contributor of abuse.

When Boone’s sister-in-law shows up at Boone’s bar, beaten by her husband, Boone turns to Grey for help. They work together to help Phoebe and begin a budding relationship. The relationship is strained by Boone’s drinking and the bar, which Grey has a hard time accepting as just a social gathering point.

Both women were raised in abusive environments and work hard to overcome their fears and insecurities to make the relationship work.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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This story was hard for me to read from the beginning, it was from a split narrative but it sounded promising. It’s the story of Boon a sports bar owner and Grey a counselor in a shelter for women victims of domestic violence.

In theory it’d hit all the right spots for me, two independent women, one helping victims of violence and the other one probably needed to redeem herself or something of the sorts, it would be a complex story that I hoped would make me obsessed with this book and not put it down until I finished, not even for sleep (it’s been known to happen once or twice). The reality is it took me about a month to finish reading and it was so hard to do it.

The characters are all over the place, not sure of what they believe or who they are, the voices are one and the same, they talk like teenagers not like mature women facing real life issues and struggling to find a balance in an apparently hard situation.

Grey by description is a professional counselor, but her views on ethics, moral, causes of violence and consequence of it for the victims is almost null, she’s full of prejudices and most of them are dumb if not ignorant.

I didn’t feel anything reading this, nor pain or sadness for the abuse not even empathy, the sex scenes were a lot and useless to the plot, I didn’t even root for the main characters to end together, I only felt complete and utter apathy.

My piece of advice for the author: Characters are like Ogres and Shrek explains it better


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