Domino Effect by Jill Elaine Hughes
**ARC courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **
This book is the first in a trilogy and has quite a cliffhanger ending. I had a hard time with this book. I felt like it had a slow start, and it took a long time to get going. This story is about Nancy, a journalism student, who gets somewhat thrown in with an older international artist named Peter Rostovich, who may or may not have ties to the Russian mafia. She is sent to review his art show and is immediately attracted to him, and that has never happened to her before. She has never felt that way towards a man before and she has no idea how to deal with it.
I had quite a few problems with the book. First, I felt like the inner dialogue of Nancy was very lengthy and took away from the story. I also felt like it took a long time to get going, but when it did, it was all over the place. And without giving too much away, I also felt like Nancys reactions to things were not nearly accurate. She goes from one extreme to another in a matter of a few pages. I also felt like a lot of questions about Peter were not broached. I realize a lot of that was left for the second book, but it was still a little strange.
I give this story 2.5 stars. Even though I did not necessarily enjoy the story, I still feel like I need to know what happens, so I am sure I will venture into the second installment. This book was released December 13, 2013, but does not seem to be available on Amazon.