Friday, August 2

Book Review: The Poet by Stephanie Jo Harris

The Poet (The Poet Series)Author: Stephanie Jo Harris
Title: The Poet (The Poet Series)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Fiction
Pages: ebook
Published:   October 26th 2018
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

When Rebecca Paige decides to vacation alone at an established resort in the woods, it's a welcome break from her position as the administrator of a psychiatric hospital. Little does she know, the Poet is also visiting this peaceful hideaway, and his motivation is far more sinister. 

On the last day of her trip, Rebecca has an unusual encounter with Jack Shelley, the man in the cabin next door. After he leaves, men with guns suddenly descend on the resort and take Rebecca and the other guests hostage. Rebecca is accustomed to dangerous situations at work, but can that help her escape multiple-armed assailants? 

Who are these men? What do they want? How are they connected to the man next door? 

Who is the Poet?

That cover, title, and summary caught my eye right away. Intriguing. 

The story follows Rebecca who is going away on holiday. Had a nasty break up with a jerk and is super ready to get away from it all. Can't blame a girl. There she meets Jack who is strange but alluring. Well...that trip turns into a living nightmare. Men take all the vacationers hostage including her. But where is Jack? Jack is missing from the hostages. Who can save them? Who are these men? What do they want?

I was drawn in from page one. It was a quick read, but an intriguing read. I had to know what was going to happen next.

Ugh poor Rebecca...she just wanted to get away from it all and relax....but no. Ugh men. 

Jack was interesting. And really interesting when we find out there is more to him. 

I wasn't aware of the romance aspect that was going to pop up. I was worried at first, but it didn't bug me. I actually enjoyed it. Not sure if I would follow through if it were me...

There was this random, but not random POV. I quickly read through it and didn't care much for it. It does help the story-ish, but not really. Meh. I want to read more about Rebecca and Jack. Don't care about the others. Heck, I didn't even care much about the other hostages. Yes, I'm cold-hearted I guess ;)

The ending took me by surprise. But at the same time didn't. They had a connection. I hope there is a book 2. I want to see more of their adventures. There is more story and more to learn about them. Maybe I'll care more about that random POV. We'll see. 

What to say without giving away spoilers?

It was pretty dark and descriptive in parts, but it worked and it didn't bug me too much. I just feel for Rebecca. Poor girl. Sadly, I bet there is going to be some more dark times in the future if she stays on the path she is staying. 

Overall, this was a quick read and it was captivating. I was invested and I want more. Screw the other POVs and other people. More Jack and Rebecca, please. I'll give this 4 stars. 



Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Well there was a lot to digest in that review. It sounds interesting, but I am not sure about the dark parts. Is it graphic and gross?

Blodeuedd said...

Run Rebecca, RUUUUN!

Carole Rae said...

Heidi, it was pretty graphic. A touch gross...but more graphic then anything.

B, runnnnn!