Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards

I am hovering between a 2 and 3-star rating. My initial reasoning for the 2-star rating is based on the fact that Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards is the just like every other novel based on obsessive love connections.

Everyone knows the type of story I'm referring to. Boy meets insatiable girl who warps his mind with sex, more sex, better sex, and even better sex. He's so wrapped up in this woman's love (and legs) that he can't see straight and that's besides the fact he's initially dealing with problems with his eyes. He refuses to see that strange things are happening. Items are missing from his home, friends are having scary encounters, and words of wisdom from weird kooks don't dissuade this guy, Andrew, from ignoring all the signs that things aren't right with Charlie.

The reason I decided to go with the 3-star rating is because this book wasn't entirely awful. We observe what it's like to be so overcome with someone else. We ignore their jealous rages to the point of finding them to be endearing. We even make excuses for all the unexplainable bad luck we've been having since meeting that person. All for the sake of love and keeping it. Thank God I haven't been there.

My other reason behind the 3-star rating is that Because She Loves Me is just so damn entertaining. Sure, the characters are a little thin, the plot is a lot predictable, and the hero is a complete dummy, I was still totally entertained. That's essentially the point of psychological thrillers. To be entertained and thank your lucky stars she doesn't love you.  ***

Copy provided by Thomas & Mercer via Netgalley

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