Saturday, September 27, 2014

Review: The Missing Link ( Marked #1 ) by J. M. Sevilla

The Missing Link by J. M. Sevilla

Part one of a two part series. 

There are three things Lily Evans immediately notices about her new neighbor, Jay Lincoln. The first is his monstrous size, the second is the malicious way he glares at her, and thirdly, but most importantly, the three scars that mark his right eye. She knows the smart thing to do is stay away, but she has never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes. He can make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Soon she finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit.




Honestly, I was tempted to DNF at 50% because first half was all about Lily's budding relationship with her elusive scarred face neighbor, Jay. I mean I read this book because I was looking for some badass action, but all I got in the first half is how Lily tried to know more about Jay after he saved her from an attack and he obviously wanted to hide everything about himself. Meanwhile, Jay tried to keep this temptress away from him because he is leaving town soon. What exactly he does I had no idea.

There isn't much meat to the story beside of a lot of smutty scene between these two when they fire up between the sheets. 

Just when I wanted to raise the white flag and move on, Jay finally did left town and the heartbroken Lily was abducted by someone from Jay's world. I thought the second half was pretty good. It filled with suspense, action and humor from Lily's part. I mean the girl thought running for her life with Jay is like a road trip. I like her as a heroine who can take things in stride and doesn't freak out on learning Jay's true identity. Many complaint Lily was too immature and her love was simply too cheesy (she love Jay too much despite him being who he is), but honestly she had me cracking up throughout the book. At least, she isn't TSTL and she doesn't did anything stupid to jeopardize their safety. So I tried not to be too hard on her character.

"Where are we headed?"
"San Francisco."
"Really? I've never been there!"
"This isn't a vacation, Lily."

We are introduced to more players in the story. I thought Vault was pretty interesting, as well as Arianna. Then we have the bad guys who wanted to use Jay for his expertise and someone who had been hunting for Jay. Lily was caught up in all these drama and wow, they just can't catch a break.

I expected Jay to be some kind of gamma hero, with being all emotionless and stoic most of the time. But he did show his caring and tender side of him that is adorable at times. He even blushed when Lily call him 'baby'. Aww...

The part when Jay finally opened up and told his life story to Lily, oh god, I think I cried all over my pillow. There is simply too much emotion in there and he is such a great story teller. I felt like I finally got his POV from the beginning of the book.

"I'm going to remember you forever Lily, and how life seemed to stand still whenever you smiled at me."

I'm heading over to Part II to see how Jay gonna solved the mess that he's in and reunited back with Lily.

Rating 4/5