Crave by Liliana Hart

Crave by Liliana HartCrave by Liliana Hart
Series: The MacKenzie Family, #11
Published by CreateSpace on March 31st 2015
Pages: 216
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When Evangeline Lockwood witnesses the murder of a prominent politician, the killers will do everything they can to make sure she can't testify. Since Evangeline's father was once Deputy Director of the CIA, he knows just who to call to protect his only daughter—MacKenzie Security.
The last thing Cal Colter wants is to get stuck with a babysitting job, but Declan MacKenzie has assigned him the task and he has no choice but to accept. Cal especially doesn't know what to do with the quirky computer nerd who covers her lush body in baggy clothes and her stunning violet eyes behind glasses. But if Cal knows anything, it's women, and he's just as determined to peel back the layers of this unusual woman as he is to keep her alive.

Liliana Hart writes more than decently but ‘Crave’ is a disappointment in so many ways, not least because it felt like a novel with its spine and half of its narrative ripped off. There is a threadbare plot and unfinished business between 2 childhood friends, but what went wrong between them was never really addressed properly before the sexual attraction and the sex scenes took over.

How, for example, had Cal Colton always ‘loved’ Evie when he actually married another woman? The insta-love proclamations came too fast, too soon and I simply felt too frustrated with the lack of character development – let’s not even go into depth and some basic grammar and spelling mistakes that should have been eliminated in the editing process – give this book a higher rating.

‘Crave’ seems to be too overly concerned with furthering Shane Mackenzie’s story (yes, I’m impatiently waiting for that, though I’m afraid the same thing would happen with Shane’s story too) and in the process, compromised so much when it didn’t give Cal and Evie the justice and attention they deserve.