Justine, aka Cleo, has pulled herself off the streets and into a new life of traveling abroad, falling in love with a rich hotelier, and bathing suit modeling, all while searching for clues for either her alleged mother’s death, or a former boyfriend’s death. The plotline was very weak and undeveloped, as the character bounced among all five of the former undertakings on a whim. It was very difficult to understand the actual point of the story.
Admittedly, I didn’t have the chance to read Book 1, as only Book 2 was submitted for review. I went into it knowing I would be a little lost on the background of the series. However, I believe an author should take that into account and be able to weave key pieces of information from the prior books more seamlessly into the story to get everyone up to speed.
The book itself is very short, and reads more like a segment of a larger novel. There is absolutely no character development. I can’t recall one descriptive characteristic of Justine. Or Didier. Nor can I recall how, why, or when Justine falls in love with Didier. Overall, I believe Klass would have succeeded more in combining all parts of the series into one intriguing, suspenseful novel of a sordid past and a sexy future. This book missed the mark for me.