Afterburn and Aftershock is a novel comprising of two short stories written by Sylvia Day.
A copy of this book was won through Goodreads
Let me just start off by saying that I'm a huge Sylvia Day fan. I love her erotic novels. Her characters are so relatable and I love reading about them falling in love. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case with this book. I was just so bored with the whole thing. The characters didn't feel real to me and the romance between them felt forced and controlling.
The writing was good. I didn't have a problem with the story arc or the drama that was sure to ensue with a romance novel. But since the two love interests were so flat to me, I just felt annoyed with each new problem presented to them. Jackson and Gianna totally deserve each other though. They have a way with dramatics and it suits them perfectly. But all I wanted was for them to move on and get away from each other. I liked the first story, Afterburn, better than I did the second on. Aftershock became a bit too melodramatic and completely took me out the story. The book then ends abruptly with all the issues barely resolved and Jax and Gianna becoming engaged.
I'm sorry that I didn't like this book more. I really thought I was getting Grade A romance but it failed to impress me. I'll be keeping an eye out for more books by Day. I'm sure I'll love the next book I'll read by her.
2.5 STAR RATING