NetGalley Review: Treat Me, Thrill Me: A One Night with Sole Regret Anthology by Olivia Cunning

FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

After the debacle of Tease Me, the previous book in the serial series, I didn’t hold out much hope for this anthology. Unfortunately, I was right in being worried.

This serial had been put on hold for a long time, so much so that I’d moved on from it. I hate the cliffhanger nature of serials, but what makes this series even worse is that there is a bit too much overlap between the books, because they all take place on the same day, just focused on different members of the band. It means that the overall plot of the serial arc is only slowly advanced, because we only get maybe one major revelation per installment.

Treat Me: This is Jacob and Amanda’s installment. Jacob is always a jerk, but this time it was more pronounced. He kept pushing Amanda to go public with their relationship, and couldn’t understand that she was trying to protect him from her sister. His denseness extended to the scene that Amanda created near the end of the story. If he had been paying attention, he would have realized that she was faking everything! Instead, he puts his head up his rear end and does everything possible to hurt everyone that matters to him, except his daughter. I was very disgusted with this story, and couldn’t see how they could possibly continue on from this point, but more importantly, I didn’t WANT to continue with this couple!

Thrill Me: This was Owen’s installment. I felt it focused more on Owen and Lindsay, rather than the actual couple of Owen and Caitlyn. Owen was so naive when it came to Lindsay, he kept hurting Caitlyn because of it! It really felt like Owen had his head in the sand when it came to Lindsay, and couldn’t see how she was manipulating the situation. There were some major revelations when it came to this installment, but it wasn’t enough of a resolution to things. It left more questions than answers, and left the entire couples situation with Owen and Caitlyn completely up in the air!

All things considered, I’m not really sure I want to continue with this series. I know it is scheduled for 15 installments total, but I’m really doubting that things will wrap up within that frame. Maybe if it was one big collected book would I be interested in finishing things out.

2 stars out of 5

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