Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Westmore: The Aftermath

by: Carol Cassada

Available at Amazon

In the eagerly anticipated sequel, a car accident changes the lives of the families of Westmore. One family comes together as one of their own fights for survival. While another family rallies together to protect a relative from prison. What happens when secrets are revealed? Find out in Westmore: The Aftermath.

I really enjoyed the first book in the Westmore series. I gave it 4 stars, and I couldn't wait for the next book in the series. And here it is.

The writing jumps around from being too formal to being too casual. And the story lines are moving too fast. There is something big going on in the story and then poof, the conflict is over. Like Jeff, Marie's husband has been a jerk for years and Catherine tells him he's a tool and he just says "yeah you are right" and starts acting sweet and apologetic.

The other problem is the reactions of people. When Alicia shows up at Marie's house when she should be at the trial, Marie simply things to herself that Alicia must have something important to say and then politely offers her tea or coffee as if it were a regular visit. Realistically Marie should have met Alicia with "What are you doing here?" and some measure of shock.

Those are just a few examples. I'm feeling let down after the first one. But I still think Carol Cassada has potential as an author. In fact, if she just took some more time editing this story it could be as good as the 1st one. Right now it has a feeling of something published too soon.

I was still invested in the characters and wanted to know what happened, I just with the issues around the main story lines would get cleaned up. There was a great flow, it's not a short story but it moves fast and easy. One of those beach reads - although I guess this isn't the season for that. lol

I'm sorry to have to give this 2 stars, but it just needs more work.

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