Slut by Jettie Woodruff

November 24, 2015 Book Review 0 ★★★★½

Slut by Jettie Woodrufffour-half-stars
Slut by Jettie Woodruff
Series: The Twin Duo #2
Also in this series: Suit
Published by Self-published on November 16, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense
Pages: 293
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I thought losing my memory was the worst thing in the world. Forgetting who you are, and where you came from was like driving on a road with only right turns. All leading in the same direction. A direction I wanted to avoid, a dark tunnel that I had to enter if I ever wanted answers.
Losing my memory wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Learning, who I was, and the secrets I had kept was way worse. The unbearable pull and the passion we shared, mixed with the past that I didn’t want to remember, created a whole new storm. The perfect storm of two kinds of crazy. Stupid little fish.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

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By LilyWow what a story…  

From the beginning where I had to pick my jaw up off the floor right through until the emotional ending, this book held my attention. The unanswered question I had all the way through was what kind of a whacko neighbourhood was this?

The second part of The Twin Duo opens with Gabby lost and confused. It’s as if she woke up from one dream/ nightmare and entered another. Help comes in unexpected forms, unconventional and questionable help. Aspects taken in isolation were beyond belief View Spoiler » yet from the first page to the last I hung onto every word. Such is the talent of a good story teller.

The majority of the characters were lugging about significant emotional baggage in my unqualified opinion. The misunderstandings, miscommunication, deception and slow reveal of Gabby’s past added to the suspense. It had me wondering what knowledge would do to their current situation and of course struggling to understand what initially led Pax and Gabby to enter into such a dysfunctional relationship in the beginning. It all looked good and sweet from the outside but the reality was what impact the loss of identity and the risks associated with discovering the truth would have on all involved.

Pax ran hot and cold, as a character and in the beginning I found him easy to detest. His saving grace was he was a wonderful father and good provider. Everything else about him screamed RUN! Gabby is far from angelic herself, but post-accident she is nothing but a person living in the shadows of a past she can’t recall. Nothing is straight forward, from what happened the night of her accident to the whereabouts of her twin.

It seemed so many people are withholding valuable information about the past and why they continued to do so was frustrating. Then the facts slowly start to flow and I began to understand why people were reticent in divulging what they knew. The source of the truth and her access to it I found hard to grapple with. The content was more than I thought the average person would be able to deal with in the way Gabby and Pax attempted to. All the way through, I’m thinking they need top professional assistance …and how on earth are they still functioning?

The story was full of mixed emotions. The ending was full of mixed emotions. Interestingly, I read this book as a buddy read with a small group of readers who like me were counting down the days until we could find the answers we were left with at the end of Suit, the first book in the series. They were disappointed where I was not. It seems, this book will be one you will either love or not. I loved it and found myself reaching for another book as soon as I was finished, not to wipe this one out but to find another story that would keep me equally as engaged 🙂

What I loved:  

  • The magic stones, a simple gesture to bring the family together
  • Mi’s friendship as quirky and misaligned as it was at times, she remained a source of hope

What I struggled with:  

  • Pax’s personality swings
  • The other men in the story, they were a closed society
  • Lane and his behaviour
  • The title of the book, but it was clever!

Lily’s rating: 4.5 Stars

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