Weak Without Him (Weakness #2) by Lyra ParishWeak Without Him by Lyra Parish
Published April 2014
Series: Weakness #2
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
three-half-stars
Format: eBook
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"Love is an emotion that will destroy you if you let it. It can ruin your life or create a new one. Jealousy isn't much different."

Jennifer Downs treads in dangerous waters.
Finnley Felton is unaware.
With the help of Lady Luck, they will make it through.
Or will they?

Texas is nothing compared to Vegas but among the bright lights and busy streets, Jennifer discovers who she is. Her life has changed, and for better or worse, she continues to live like tomorrow will never come.

Sabotage. Hatred. Betrayal.

Although love is beautiful and kind, it comes with consequences.

Jennifer finds herself fighting. Fighting for her rights, for love, for Finnley, and for her life.

Hearts may be broken.
Lives will change.
But the ultimate question remains: can love win all?

Jennifer Downs never thought that she would end up in the bed of her boss, the same that made it his business to sell young women’s virginity, included hers. However, there is something about Finnley Felton one cannot turn away from, and it makes her strong enough to brave her enemies and although unintentionally, to disappoint those who believed they had a future with her.

However, the happy end is not yet in sight and betrayal soon rears its ugly head with only one thing in nind: destroy Jennifer and Felton’s newfound happiness.

Please note that Weak Without Him is Part 2 of the Weakness series and cannot be read as a standalone. Also be aware that this is totally a 50 Shades Of Grey / The Arrangement type of book with lots of suspense and a real dark and sexual side that revolves around human trafficking and sex trafficking, so make sure you feel comfortable with those subjects.

To be very honest with you, I really had high expectations from the first book, because I really loved alpha Finnley, feisty Texas-girl Jennifer and the rather unusual storyline. However, I found the first part of this book rather boring, because now that Finnley and Jennifer found each other, the first half of the book is only about them driving each other crazy – and not the good kind! And that really made me hate Jennifer: she gets mad at the lightest misunderstanding, acts totally out of proportion, and suddenly – after all her being angry and pissed – she dismissed the whole thing and goes back to normal until everything starts anew.

And Finnley, well he’s being turned into an average 50 Shades guy, covering Jennifer in great clothes, fancy cars, and lingerie. Sorry, but *yawn* …

But then, towards the middle of the book, the story takes somewhat of an unexpected turn, when a major event happens that really keeps you glued to the book – this makes up nicely for the boring beginning, but I’m giving the overall book only 3.5 stars as the ending was once again… boring and predictable.

Weak Without Him doesn’t end with a cliffhanger, and perhaps leads on to a rather dull 3rd book in the series, unless Lyra Parish can get another twist into the story. No matter what, I will check it out, since I am confident this has potential, even if it lacks in execution here and there :)