Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Fallen From Disgrace by Mindy Mackay

Rosella Cartwright wakes up in the hospital after a yearlong coma with no recollection of who she used to be. Her only clue is that everyone around her despises and avoids her. Then, she discovers the truth: before she was hospitalized, she was the most wanted maniac of New York's criminal underbelly.
Disgusted by reports of her own heinous crimes, she attempts to reform herself, but her efforts are in vain as society continues to cast her out in hatred and fear. All the world seems against her until she is offered a job by Daniel Ryan, a rising executive and self-made success who hides a lifetime of inner turmoil behind a fa├žade of cool indifference. Drawn to his mystery as he is by her irrepressible darkness, Rosella starts falling for Daniel, but love can't save her from her past. A former victim of hers wants revenge, and will stop at nothing to get it. Her partners in crime want her back by their side, though she wants nothing more to do with them. And a sinister plot of her own design, buried beneath her amnesia, is, unbeknownst to her, still very much in progress. These are the monsters she will have to fight off alone, and if she doesn't watch her step, she might not make it out alive.
My Thought
When I saw the cover of this book and reading all words written on it, I was little bit worried that I would not enjoy the whole story. Because I am totally new with this kind of genre. But AGAIN!!!, what I kept in my mind about this book was completely wrong. I think I should stop doing such preconception since the story, the characters and the plot grabbed my attentions in the first place. The more I read, the more I wanted to know what happen next.

In the beginning they have told me that Rosella Cartwright was up to no good. I did understand why all people gave jeer, mockery, or gibe to her. I couldn't help myself but kept my sympathy for her. I thought it was just unfair. She lost her memory. She did not deserve such cold shoulders.

After Rose, her sister, Euphemia was the second character that I liked. I awed the way she treated Rose. She got a huge heart. She did not have kept any grudge despite she has known what Rose kept for years. However many times I got annoyed with this. She was just too innocent. Another character that took my attention was Daniel. He was not only smart, he also got a great instinct. That almost closed my eyes.

Unfortunately, what I expected from last chapter did not happen at all. I was so disappointed. In my opinion, Rose and all the characters deserved better ending. In the last few pages, I lost my interest. I felt that it brought me back to the beginning.

Out of the ending, I enjoyed this book. I liked all the friction and clashes especially when Zoey was there. I did expect Mindy wrote more about Gregoire. I think I'd love to read another book of Mindy Mackay

I think they should have not put Erotic word in the cover. Because I think this book does not really belong to that genre. About the model, Rose in my mind was much better than her. :D


Author: Mindy Mackay | Website | Facebook | Blog
Format: ebook, 182
Published December 20th 2010 by Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
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