Sunday, June 23, 2013

Creed Review



Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he’s going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.

They plot to leave their lives behind, the town they live in that will hold them down and the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them. Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn't see him again until it’s too late.

With Creed gone, Sylvie is forced to endure a nightmare and do the unspeakable to end it. To deal, she develops a hard shell with sharp edges that very few can break through. So when Creed again finds his Sylvie, he discovers the girl he loved is locked away and he has to find his way back into her heart without getting shredded in the process.

WARNING: This book is an ADULT EROTIC romance featuring an anti-hero and anti-heroine. This novel also contains explicit erotic scenes. The heroine, especially, in this novel lives life by her own rules with no apologies. Please look at the sample and read the Author’s Note and Warning within the book for more details. There are also scenes of torture and rape in this novel so if you are squeamish about either or you do not enjoy the sexual situations as described in the warning or characters described as above, this novel may not be for you.


I really did love this novel, that being said, it was my least favorite of the three in the Unfinished Heroes Series.  Creed is my real issue with this book.  Sylvie is absolutely fantastic!

Sylvie is a great character all around.  As a child she had issues growing up in a loveless house.  Her father was a domineering bastard and really only got worse as she got older.  She makes friends with the kid from the wrong side of the tracks named Tucker Creed.  Tucker has his own issues with a mother who is the worst kind of woman to raise a child.

Creed is very protective of Sylvie until one day he can no longer deny his feelings for her and they become more than friends.  A love that is so pure and sweet that if they got married and had children right then, I would have loved the story just as much.  But sadly, they don't.  And horrible things happen to both.

Now years later we see a strong, independent and kind of violent Sylvie.  She is beautiful and capable and refuses to fall victim to another man, thinking that Creed just abandoned her in her worst time of need.  Creed comes back into Sylvie's life and explains what really happened.  Why he left.  Creed isn't the kid she once knew.  His kindness has been replaced with a harshness that only hurt and anger could have caused.

Like I said, I LOVED Sylvie.  I love that she took the horrible things that happened to her and found a way to live with them and grow from them.  She became stronger.  That makes her the perfect heroine.  Creed I didn't appreciate.  I felt like he came back into Sylvie's life and decided he was going to try to pick up where he left off.  Protect her from everything and he never really stops to realize she is completely capable of taking care of herself.

I hated the kid part.  If you read it you will understand why.  Who does that to the person they love and to the person they settled on when they married them?  To me it was completely disrespectful to both women.  And actually made me dislike Creed as a person.  Good looking and a strong alpha does not make up for disrespect and disloyalty.

So many loved this book, and whereas I do love the story, there were some unforgivable moments to me.

That being said the story is so strong that I give it 4.5 lipsticks.


~B~

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