Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review of When The Sun Goes Down by Erin Noelle


Trina is a quiet, reserved music teacher at an inner-city elementary school. Because of the traumatic events of her childhood, she’s skittish of people in general, but men especially frighten her. However, when Lucca Ellis appears in her life, he refuses to take no for an answer. Will he be able to help her overcome the past that has kept her a prisoner for over eight years?

Kat is a woman scorned and out for revenge. Wronged by the men in her life, she thrives on belittling and dominating all men that she comes in contact with. Her end goal is to make the one man, the one who stole her life away as a child, pay for his actions, and she doesn’t care who she has to destroy to get there.

These two lives that both thrive on control, were never supposed to overlap, but anything can happen… When the Sun Goes Down.



What a unique story! I loved Ms. Noelle's Book Boyfriend series, but this one is so different!

The story is told from two POVs: Kat and Trina. Trina seems pretty average to those around her. She's an elementary school music teacher, and mostly keeps to herself. She only has one female friend, if you can even call her a friend, because Trina keeps her distance from her as well. She also doesn't do relationships, until Lucca Ellis shows up and stirs things up. I loved Lucca and thought he was the perfect character to finally break through her somewhat recluse lifestyle.

Next we meet Kat who is the complete opposite of Trina. As a child, she was witness to a terrible tragedy, and since then has made it her mission to get revenge. The way she goes about getting her revenge, bit by bit, is pretty crazy, but it's the only way she is able to cope and heal with the pain and loss she's had to endure. Leo, who has been there for Kat since she was a child and also works as her bodyguard and driver, was one of my favorite characters. He tries to keep Kat in check, protecting her from getting too deep into her vengeful scheme, while also caring for her on a more personal level.

From the beginning, I wasn't sure how this story was going to pan out, but once their secrets were revealed, my jaw about hit the floor! This was such a great story, but I wish the end had been a bit more climactic. I felt like it kept building up, but then fizzled out a bit as the story concluded. Although this is a standalone, I'm hoping we'll see more of Leo because it definitely felt like there was more to come from his story!

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