Review: A Valentine Challenge

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00066]Reviewed by Shelly

Set in Nigeria, this is the first story in the Challenge series about three friends. This first novella tells of Michael Ede, former soldier and millionaire who’s dared by this two best friends to seduce socialite Kasie Bosa. I wanted to like this story – a lot; unfortunately, I ended up feeling as if this was one of those stories that’s a quick read; in addition to that, I never felt connected to any of the characters.

Trying to forget his ex who hurt him, when Michael sees Kasie she reminds him so much of that same ex he decides to take up his friends on their challenge. I didn’t buy into the whole idea of what the challenge was about. Furthermore, Michael came off as shallow, mean and childish specifically because of the challenge.

I didn’t like Kasie either because she wasn’t interested in being with Michael without the wealth and prestige. I couldn’t find anything about her that I could either empathize with or find a commonality with. The chemistry between these two didn’t make me feel as if they were really attracted to each other but instead just something to progress the storyline. The sex was mediocre which I was surprised even happened because Kasie recently broke up with her boyfriend of 2 years. I certainly didn’t believe the ‘I love you’s’ that were flying about not long after their first meeting considering they hadn’t spent more than a few hours together.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: C

*Book provided by author via Story Cartel

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A Valentine Challenge
by Kiru Taye
Release Date: January 29, 2012

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