The above point happens to coincide with the over use of unnecessary cursing in the book. This reader is no prude and knows the powerful impact of well placed words. However, the writer tends to have various people say a curse word to tell a reader how they are feeling, versus using body language or the setting to show the reader whatever the writer wishes the reader to know. For instance, instead of the continual use of the same swear word, why not have the person clenching and unclenching their fists - alludes to anger; an uncontrollable tick in the eye can allude to anger, fear, surprise or annoyance; lips pressed into a thin line as a loud silence lays heavy can allude to anger, etc. This reader happens to view gratuitious curse words to imply emotions to be a lazy form of writing, versus describing the setting, body language and/or what a reader's senses would normally pick up if they were a fly on the shoulder of the one in the scene. The lack of sensory details along with the continual many points of view switches, make this book too long and a tedious read.
The continual point of view changes could have been a powerful tool to tell Abby and Reaper's story, yet tossing in the thought stream of minor characters like Trigger, Amber and Vivien - just to name a few - was pointless and did not advance the plot. They simply added more words to the overall word count of the book and created a greater probability of continuity error. For instance, earlier in the book, twin sister Kim was crushing on Trent, a medical student; by chapter 30, Trent's name had been changed to Brent, which greatly added to the confusion of exactly what was suppose to be happening in this very long soap opera of a tale. While this reader's review might seem harsh to some, it is actually offered as a critique from one peer to another in the hopes of bouncing ideas from one to another and perhaps even picking up a new trick or two. However, this reader cannot give a recommendation for this book, as it stands. ** Review originally posted to Amazon Reviews on February 14, 2017. **