Friday, 11 July 2014

Noah by Jennifer Foor - Mitchel/Healy #1 - 3 Stars

Noah by Jennifer Foor
Three could have been better stars
Blurb - Being the son of Colton Mitchell isn't what Noah Mitchell wants to be known for. Though he works along side of his father, he feels the strain to go out on his own. Being the next in line to be in control of the family's ranch, he debates on taking his life in a completely different direction.

Leaving town to clear his head he meets Shalan, a beautiful singer that longs for a life in the city.

As sparks fly, his family's dreams for him seemingly go out the window. Will Noah stick around to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, or will love lead him away?

Noah is the first book in The Mitchell/Healy Series and having read all of the books in the Mitchell Series I was super excited for this book.
Ok so the good bits...
·         Noah he’s a cocky bastard but he’s definitely got something about him!!
·         I’ve missed the Mitchell/Healey clan so it was fab to jump back into the family.
And the not so good bits...
·         This book doesn’t have the intensity of the previous Mitchell Series books.
Now I’m finding it difficult to rate this book on its own merit purely and simply because I’m comparing it to the previous books in the Mitchell Series.
I love grown up Noah, he’s a cocky arrogant bastard but I kind of love that about him, I can definitely see elements of Colt in him but overall he grew up well.
I’m not entirely sure how old he is supposed to be in this book, but in some ways he seems completely immature.
I’m not convinced on Shalan, I’ve found myself liking her one minute and then being completely annoyed by her the next.
I loved the family feel of the Mitchell series so I’m so glad that this book has the same vibe and it was great to see glimpses of Van & Colt and the other family members.
I enjoyed this book but I was disappointed that it didn’t have the grit and edge that I’m used to in a Jennifer Foor novel.
This book started well and I loved that Noah got a back bone and told his dad he wasn’t happy, I loved the idea of him meeting Shalan and then him saving her from a horrible situation.
My issues came when Noah just totally backed down and went back home to a lifestyle he doesn’t enjoy. Where was the grit and intensity, unfortunately there wasn’t any.
He didn’t fight for Shalan and she was just prepared to walk away to!!! It was so disappointing.
This book started off so well I mean hell Noah has a dirty little mouth and I loved that he’s is sexually confident and was happy to tell Shalan that he was going to rock her world!! The sex is sexy and in the start of the book Noah & Shelan have some serious chemistry.
For me it all went downhill once he left New York and by the time she visited the range the edgy bad boy had gone and in his place was a pussy whipped ball of mush who just let Shalan walk away!!!
Please don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed this book I just had such high hopes and unfortunately this just didn’t quite meet up to the standard of his parents books L