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Illusion by J.S. Cooper – Audiobook Review

Posted by Brooke in Audiobooks, Book Review, Uncategorized / Leave a Comment

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
Illusion by J.S. Cooper – Audiobook ReviewIllusion on March 10, 2015
Length: 9 hours
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three-stars

Bianca's day starts out like any other . . . until she is abducted and locked in a van with a man she's never seen before. Ten hours later, the two are dumped on a desert island, with no explanation and no means of escape. Confused and frightened, Bianca finds that the only thing keeping her terror at bay is her attraction to the stranger with whom she is stranded. But is he friend or foe?

Jakob wants only to figure out why he and Bianca have been kidnapped and how they can be rescued. But as the days go by, he can't ignore his growing fascination with Bianca. In order to survive, Bianca and Jakob must figure out how their pasts are connected. But as they reveal their darkest secrets, the truth threatens to shatter their fragile trust—and everything they thought they knew about each other will be destroyed.

Contains mature themes.

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Illusion by J.S. Cooper is the first book in the Swept Away trilogy. I’m having a hard time rating this one. I think that I may have DNF if I was reading the book, rather than listening to the audiobook. The story itself seemed outlandish and had a lot of inconsistencies. A lot didn’t add up. Very early on, I was surprised by the way Bianca acted, and some of the things she did and said. She was very naive.

That being said, the story had a great premise – two young, sexy adults, kidnapped and put on an island. That is going to equal some sexy times. You aren’t sure who to trust from minute one of this story. It seemed like whenever something would happen to make you think Jakob could be a bad guy, something happens that paints him as the good guy.

I think the author did accomplish the “what’s going to happen next?” feeling and that’s what kept me listening. Even when I didn’t believe the story was plausible, even when I didn’t like the characters, I still wanted to know how the story was going to play out. The narrator was very convincing as Bianca. She did a good job with the male characters as well. And, holy cliffhanger Batman. Even though I didn’t love this book, I liked it enough to finish it and to want to continue with the next book in the trilogy.

Rating Report
Plot
three-stars
Characters
three-half-stars
Writing
two-half-stars
Pacing
two-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: three-stars

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