Monday, May 18, 2015

The One by Belle Ami


Synopsis via Goodreads:

Adelia, a rising star in the equestrian world, is still reeling from her parents’ deaths in a tragic car accident when she meets green energy investment banker Miles Bremen and his charming yet inscrutable twin sister, Karolin. With his insatiable lust, Miles ignites a passion within Adelia she never knew existed, and the two quickly find themselves entwined in a torrid affair that knows no bounds. Little does Adelia know, however, that her meeting of the Bremen twins was no accident. Carefully selected as “the one” for her unsettling resemblance to the emotionally and physically damaged Karolin, Adelia is targeted to marry Miles and bear the children that Karolin cannot have. 

The One is a razor edge mystery that enfolds on the playgrounds of the super rich, from Trump Tower to the Hamptons and Palm Beach; to the Amalfi Coast aboard Miles’s mega-yacht Green Way, The One is irresistible as the reader is drawn into Adelia’s journey through a suspenseful – and erotic world. An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave readers breathless in more ways than one, The One is an irresistible journey through—new territory that fans of romantic fiction are bound to love. 

I received a copy of The One in exchange for an honest review.

The editor extols the virtues of the story as being a "razor edge mystery" and a "suspenseful-erotic world", with the setting in "the playgrounds of the super rich". Yeah, this really didn't live up to the editor's hype. It was mediocre at best. I did learn a lot about horses. But it really wasn't "razor edge". Not once was I super excited to turn the next page to see what happened next. And "erotic" was people who had sex talking dirty to each other. The "playground of the super rich" was a private jet, a private yacht, and an apartment in Trump Towers. The suspense part was easy to see coming and not suspenseful at all.
While this book wasn't all the editor hyped it to be, it wasn't awful either. For me it was a little less than middle of the road read.

Sorry, I was really interested in a suspense novel and really didn't get what I was promised.