Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cassandra's Review of Hell Bent by Katheryn Kiden ~ BLOG TOUR ~


Parties, graduation, and having the time of your life is what it’s supposed to be like when you turn eighteen, Unless you’re Isabelle Irons. For Izzy, her eighteenth birthday came with an apartment with her best friend, the stresses of running a recording company, and the biggest lie of her life. In one moment her very identity was stripped away. Everything she knew about herself was based on a lie, and those she trusted most were in fact, the keepers of that lie. 

For years Bennett Price been building up a persona. A false face to show to his fans and the world, but it’s time to shed the facade and reveal what lies beneath. When he finally takes the chance on making his life his own, the changes may bring him more than he bargained for. 

After a chance meeting in the most awkward of circumstances, on the worst night of her life, could they possibly find each other? 

Izzy may be hell bent on her own destruction, but Bennett is hell bent on making her his.

Hell Bent is my first book by Katheryn Kiden, and it is book 1 in the Rock Bottom series. Overall, this is a well-written story, and I think it will likely be a 4.5-5 star read for most people who are already fans of this authors. I struggled with rating this book, largely because I felt like I was jumping into a series midway through. There were several times where I felt like I should know more about Izzy’s aunt Abby and her circle of acquaintances. I actually had trouble keeping track of who they were, and it through me off. Still, I found this to be a sweet romance, and gave it 4 stars.

Izzy’s father died when she was a child and left her a series of recordings to watch at certain points in her life. One of those was for her eighteenth birthday, and what was revealed in that recording sent Izzy into a very destructive tailspin, causing her to turn away from her family. I did not like Izzy at first. While I understood why she was upset, I didn’t think it justified her behavior which not only endangered her, but others. I was also surprised there were no legal ramifications form some of her actions. As the book progressed, Izzy grew up a lot and I really learned to like her.

Bennett really does seem like two different people in the beginning of this book, which is what the author is going for, so it makes sense. There was never a point where I didn’t like Bennett. He was devoted to Izzy, even when she was far from the easiest person to be with. Bennett was sweet and sexy all rolled up into one delicious musician. I loved how he helped make Izzy realize what she really wanted in life.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Other Books by the Author:

Katheryn was born in Maine and raised in Maine. Growing up, she was the only girl out of five children. Out of four loving, but hard-assed, brothers she has been set on fire TWICE, shot at, left her with a burning car and a five gallon container of gas, scared out of her mind every time they got behind the wheel, and has enough hilarious stories and amazing memories to fill a million books. It made her independent and every female character she writes reflects strength and independence.

Katheryn books are full of page turning suspense, humor, and enough steam to overheat your e-reader.

"There are no weak women, just weak moments."


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