The Perfect Suitor By Cole Baxter
Book/Novel Author: Cole Baxter
Book/Novel Title: The Perfect Suitor
Will he mend her broken heart? Or does he have a darker plan? Three years after the tragic death of her wonderful husband, Charlene continues to mourn.As she struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, she meets Samuel. Handsome and educated, this charming man is the perfect suitor, and Charlene slowly lets her guard down and opens her heart to him.But Samuel is not the man he appears to be. He has a dark compulsion. And an even darker secret.When he begins acting strangely, Charlene suspects something is wrong. Her fears only grow when she notices she is being followed. Unsure whether she can really trust Samuel, Charlene takes matters into her own hands and starts to investigate.What she finds is beyond her worst nightmares.Will Charlene find the strength to confront the shocking truth before her life is shattered all over again?The Perfect Suitor – the stunning psychological thriller perfect for fans of Mark Edwards, Cathryn Grant, Daniel Hurst.What readers are saying about The Perfect Suitor:“I would give it more than five stars if I could. I’ve always loved this authors books, and this is probably my favourite.” -Netgalley Reviewer“I enjoyed the ending and didn’t see the twist coming… There was a really good build up throughout the story, leading to the climax at the end.” -What Ester Read“I loved this book – it was exciting and tense, and I couldn’t stop turning the pages until I reached the shocking conclusion. Great twists and interesting characters, a recommended read!” -Goodreads Reviewer“A slow burn suspense with a credible cast and with the final twist making the whole run up to denouement wholly worthwhile.” -Netgalley Reviewer“For anyone who likes to think they can guess the ending halfway through, this is a book to test you on. …a decent read with lots of twists, a shocking start and an unexpected ending.” -My Write Reviews“I loved this book – it was exciting and tense, and I couldn’t stop turning the pages until I reached the shocking conclusion. Great twists and interesting characters, a recommended read!” -Netgalley Reviewer
The main character was really TSTL (too stupid to live), which made me dislike her intensely. Also, there wasn’t enough action or suspenseful clues because there was so much repetition of how the main character was feeling – I trust him, I don’t, he’s so nice, I believe everything he says, he’s a liar – on and on. And there was no “shocking twist at the end,” unless as a reader, you’re completely dumb, too. The dialogue was silly. The Samuel character spoke as if were from the 50’s. “Oh darling, you are so special.” Vomit. On a side note, where the heck did she live? She’s in a house with a yard big enough for a shed out back, and yet she DRIVES to Manhattan in a matter of minutes and somehow parks to go to Central Park? Who drives in Manhattan? Where are there houses with yards in Manhattan? That was so distracting. I think I’ll hop in my car and drive to Central Park. Really?
Watch Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and have better entertainment. Unbelievable heroine. Sloppy writing. Took way, way too long to set the story up.
Too repetitive and after the first two chapters the ending was a no brainer. Wouldn’t recommend wasting your time on this book.
This is the first fiction book I’ve written a bad review for, mostly because I am a nice person and try to find SOMETHING to appreciate in each book I read. This book, mostly notably the protagonist, had me wanting to smack someone. I really tried to feel sorry for Charlene, but between her talking about how she had so much money she could do whatever she wanted for the rest of her life ( not one thought of using it to help others ) and her insufferable self pity and lack of basic common sense, I feel she deserved to be taken advantage of. This book was rediculous and hard to get through. I finished it to find out how it would pan out and when I saw the ending I was just plain disgusted. This book was more of a cheesy romance novel than any kind of thriller.
I don’t know where all the great reviews came from. This book was so slow, I found myself skipping pages, even chapters just to move along. Nothing ever happened and the ending was an even bigger let down.