Book Review: I’ll Be There by Samantha Chase

I'll be there

Title: I’ll Be There
Series: The Montgomery Brothers #6
Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: from Publisher for a review

 

Synopsis (from Goodreads)This Montgomery Has a Head for Business

Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn’t answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She’s used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn’t hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic… and gorgeous.

And a Heart for Adventure

Zach’s perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help… but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be aman worthy of Gabriella’s love.

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Review:

Maybe it wasn’t the smartest choice for me to start the series with the 6th book, but it is whatit is.

Despite the fact that this is a 6th book, it is easely readable as standalone.
But, there is one fact you should be warned about if you decide to read just this book: you won’t get attached to characters and, because of that, you won’t be so pleased with the story.
At least, that is what happened in my case.

The story follows Zach who is a complete control freak that had a terrible accident while mountain climbing and now he is a mess.
He has to use crutches to support himself and, like a little kid in a fifth grade, he is afraid other people will making fun of him because of that (actually, he is afraid other will see him as weak but I liked my perspective better).
As a control freak who loses control, he starts to behave as a grumpy spoiled brat who drawns in self-pity.

It was so hard to like him. As someone who knows how does it feel to have a terrible accident that leaves you unable to move for two whole months, make you learn how to walk again and go to phisical therapy every single day for months, I just couldn’t feel sorry for Zach.
In my opinion, he didn’t make any affort to became stronger and walk again, he was just angry at the whole world.

Gabriella took female book characters on a whole new level. She purrs and smells like Heaven (and no, this isn’t a fantasy. It’s a contemporary romance).

She is also oh so hot and an ideal girl for Zach since she doesn’t mind being treated horrible. She loves her family who is making fun of her all the time and looking at her like she is some kind of marriage wracker.
And she loves Zach who is being rude to her constantly.

The writing style is simple and is easy to read.
The novel is written in third pespective and although it does have some cute scenes, it has more boring ones.

Reading this book felt like watching a movie, falling asleep and then waking up after hearing main charaters screaming at each other, wondering what actually happened.

It had a slow pace and then, all of the sudden, characters were just screaming at each other. It felt like drama came out of nowhere and I knew I must have lost my concentration while reading, but I just wasn’t motivated enough to go back and reread what led to that.

Even though my review may sound harsh, I don’t think this is a bad book.
I know some people that would love it and I would recommend it to romance lovers that do not overly analize what they read.

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