Without A Net
Publication Date: June 28, 2014
Length: 206 pages
Kindle Edition: $5.29
Eva has always played it safe…and where has it gotten her? Betrayed by her husband, left alone to raise her young son, and fighting to hang on to what’s left, the last thing she needs is another philandering male.
Max has always pursued adventure…until he gets sidelined by an accident. While recovering from his injuries, he discovers that the biggest adventure of his life may be closer than he ever imagined—in the form of Eva, his baby sister’s best friend.
The problem? Convincing Eva to risk it all…without a net.
Overall Rating: 3.5
This is the first book from author Jill Blake which I have read and I wasn't disappointed.
A mother to an 8 year old, Eva became a widow when his husband died due to cancer. After her husband's death, debts starts to arise due to her husband's decisions and she started to doubt herself when her husband confessed having affairs to her before his death.
She then meets Max her best friend's brother a daredevil who wasn't the kind of man who would settle down.
Eva was hired by Max to be the one to handle the promotions regarding his book and they spent time together.
They were instantly attracted to each other but Eva who had been hurt by her late husband was scared of having a relationship and she also doubts Max's intention since he wasn't the kind of man to settle down.
How will Max prove to Eva that his intentions are pure and will they be able to get through their inhibitions and achieve their happily ever after?
The plot was really engaging and I loved how the indie industry was also mentioned in this book which opened up my eyes regarding indie authors.
Though I liked this part in the book, at some instances it would take up a lot of space and it irritated me since the focus was moving from the characters to the industry.
Eva was a single mother and she was very strong since instead of accepting help from her parents she decides to fix her problems on her own. She was a character that was worth reading and even though I was irritated at her at times when she was adamant on refusing Max, I could understand where she was coming from since she just got out from a horrible relationship and she also has to think of her son.
Max was also a great character but I would have really liked if his daredevil nature was shown in the book and not something that was just told in passing. I also loved that he was the one who was willing to make the first move so that his relationship with Eva would be taken to the next level, unlike other books which the Hero is the one who doesn't want to have a relationship this was a very refreshing change.
I liked the fact that the next characters were also featured in the book since it made it easier since I wouldn't be unfamiliar with them when they are the ones who would have their own book.
The story was light and I was hoping more like a revelation from Eva why she wasn't able to trust Max and the ending was very abrupt and I feel that it could be rectified if the author lessened the focus of the indie industry.
All in all this was a good book which was really engaging and surely a book that you should add to your to-be read list.
Received digital edition from author in exchange for an honest review.