Playing Catch Up in this Series
TELL ME TO STAY should not be read as a standalone as it picks up immediately after the events of installment number two TELL ME TO GO.
SOME BACKGROUND: When an unknown benefactor pays off Olive Kernes’ student loans, our heroine doesn’t question but soon discovers that the mystery donor is looking for something more.
Told from dual first-person perspectives Nicholas and Olive TELL ME TO STAY follows Olive as she continues to ‘work’ for Nicholas Crawford. The promise of one-million dollars effectively keeps Olive under Nicholas’ command but her brother Owen’s release from prison reveals some surprising information that Nicholas forgot or refused to acknowledge. But not everyone is happy with Owen’s release, and some powerful people have targeted the man with whom she is falling in love, and the brother she hasn’t seen in close to ten years. I felt that this story has had a bit more meat on its bones compared to the others that made the story more enjoyable. I have rated everything five stars so far because I enjoy the quick pace of it all but this has to be my favorite so far.Olive Kernes is struggling with the direction of her current relationship, both personal and professional with Nicholas Crawford. Nicholas has not been truthful or forthcoming with his ongoing issues, issues that are placing Olive in difficult positions. The difficulty that the two of them are experiencing is making them much more dynamic characters in my eyes.TELL ME TO STAY is another quick read; a fast-paced episode that reveals a little more of Nicholas’ backstory, a backstory that hides a multitude of sins and offenses. The premise is captivating; the romance begins to heat up; the characters are broken, in trouble and struggling but need each other to survive.Reviewing a serialized story is difficult at best; a battle to remember the previous information which is why I read the third installment as I was writing the review for the second one that I also finished today. I will most likely be reading book four tonight or tomorrow so that I can keep everything straight.
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