Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review: Separation ( The Kane Trilogy #2 ) by Stylo Fantome

Separation by Stylo Fantome

Can the Devil be Forgiven? 

Everything is fun and games until someone gets hurt, and what Jameson Kane did to Tatum O'Shea goes so far beyond hurt, he is well into the realm of unforgivable. Tate says she wants him gone for good, and he quickly learns that the old saying, “you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone”, is most definitely true.

But Jameson has never been very good at following instructions, and when Satan decides to seek redemption, he'll go to great lengths to get it. He proposes one last game – one to end them all, if she agrees to play. He is very confident that he can win, but Tate warns him that it's not possible; she will not lose again. Little does she know, Jameson is prepared to do whatever it takes. Prepared to lay the entire world at her feet. Prepared to bear his soul.

What he didn't count on, though, was handing the damn thing over.

Now Jameson can only pray that his evil ways haven't rubbed off on Tate too much. Sometimes, it's very difficult to tell who the Devil really is …




3.5 'Angsty overloaded' stars

I'm not one who appreciate angst. Maybe if I get a good ending to come with it, I might just endure it. But this is Book 2 of a trilogy, so it left me feeling a little pissed, especially at Tate.

I appreciate a heroine with backbone, but Tate had too much until she became frigid-whining-woman. What Jameson did during the end of Book 1 might be too much of an asshole, but the poor man already apologizes for countless of times. Did she need to keep throwing the whole 'Pet-whatever-her-name-is' at his face at every turn? Is getting old after the first three times. Just forgive him already!(view spoiler)

I think I'm getting more and more in love with Sanders. When he first appeared in Book 1, I'm not sure how to feel about him. But now in Book 2 after I learned about his past, I love that guy and he seriously need his own book. Really. He is Jameson's assistant cum love-child. No matter, how much of an asshole Jameson can be, Sanders will always by his side. And now Sanders had a blossoming friendship with Tate as well and he is adamant to bring back his 'parents' together again. 

Separation felt very much like a filler book with not much plot development and a tad too much back-forth argument between Tate and Jameson. The saving grace is the bathroom sex. This can definitely be shorten and squeeze into Book 3 to save us all the trouble. Since I'm so invested in Jameson, the Satan, I will definitely still read Reparation to see how he get back his 'succubus'.

Rating 3.5/5