Review: See Through Me by Sera Bright

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in book review / 20 comments


Lose My Senses Series #1

by Sera Bright

Publisher: Self-Published (May 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eBook (186 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: ½☆☆ (1.5 stars)

There’s only one person Katie Flynn wants to see when she returns home. But she knows he won’t be waiting for her. It’s the reason she feels safe enough to finally come back. She’s wrong. Ash isn’t the same quiet boy from next door. He’s tall, dark and demanding answers. He wants to be with her, but he doesn’t trust her. Who can blame him? When his own family tried to break him down, he still sheltered Katie in a town full of liars. And she repaid it by leaving him behind without a word. Because she’ll do anything to protect Ash. She has the scars on her wrist to prove it.

Contains strong language, explicit sexual situations, and mature themes. This novel is not intended for readers under the age of 18. First in a 2-part series.

At A Glance
Just not good all the way around.

The Good
I actually found the story interesting. If it wasn’t cutoff the way it was and if it was developed more, the plot and storyline would have kept my attention. Especially the mystery.

The Bad
So much was wrong with See Through Me. Let me go down the list:

1. The plot was thin and underdeveloped.
2. Most of the characters were melodramatic and over the top evil.
3. The story got muddled with a mediocre love story.
4. I just couldn’t make myself root for Katie and Ash. Nothing about them interested me.
5. The mystery started out good but there was NO resolution and only a little revelation. I felt gypped. If I get like one answer out of ten questions, then that book is not worth reading.
6. The ending was not an ending. It just cut off. Then the author wrote an alternative ending, and to me that one was worse. Okay, yeah, it was a little more of an ending, but it made no sense.

I could go on but you guys get the idea.

The Snuggly
Katie and Ash had there moments but their romance was mostly lackluster. I just didn’t feel drawn to their ‘love’ story.

There is sex, so this book is for a new adult audience.

Final Thoughts
There is no reason to read this book. It can barely be called a book. It felt like a section of an unfinished story. A story I do not want to continue. No recommended.

He gazed down at me, his eyes shining and intense. “I’ve waited years for this, do you know that?”

“Then why didn’t you do anything sooner?” I was well aware of my own reasons.

“It doesn’t matter anymore. We’re both getting out of here.” He released a slow breath. “But we probably shouldn’t tell anyone.”

A chill came over my damp skin. I’d so easily forgotten. He wasn’t clear of his family. But the fact remained, at the end of the summer, we weren’t just going to be farther apart because of geography, but because of the start of our own separate lives. I drew a light finger over one of the scars on his shoulder. He’d be free from them—and me. I resolved what little time we had left wasn’t going to be wasted. Nothing bad should happen if we kept it a secret like he suggested.

“No, I guess it doesn’t matter now.” I kissed that fluttering pulse at the side of his neck.

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20 Responses to “Review: See Through Me by Sera Bright”

  1. Jessica Haluska

    See, this is the problem with so many people (both authors and readers) thinking that angst and drama are defining features of NA–anytime something is an accepted practice in a particular genre, there’s the potential for WAY over-shooting said accepted feature, and over-shooting angst and drama . . . LOL. Wow, that’s bad. And poor you, that’s not even the only problem. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. I’ll will avoid this one like the PLAGUE.

  2. Braine TS

    First off, I love the cover art!

    So it seems like she really focused on the snuggly more than the other IMPORTANT aspects of the book. Well that sucks!

  3. Ashley

    Well that sucks. The first thing I thought when I saw your post was, “Cool cover. I’m intrigued.” Well I’m definitely staying far away from this one. 😛

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    Well you made me glad I skipped this one, Jennifer. I’m sorry…gosh, that’s all I can say. It seems like this went wrong on so many levels, I’m just sorry. But I appreciate your honest review.

  5. Mia Searles

    Noooooo! Gah, what a beautiful cover only to be filled with rubbish! I had high hopes for this one but soo glad I stopped by and read your review before I bought it. I wonder why the hell it just ends. Is it a standalone or a planned series?

    Mia @ The Muses Circle

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