Draw (Gentry Boys, #1)

Draw

Author: Cora Brent
Published: July 29, 2014
Pages: 384

Stars: 1 out of 5

Synopsis:

Saylor…
I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there.
Cord Gentry.
He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money.
Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted.
And I want him so much I can’t think.

Cord…
They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time.
They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad.
The horrors of the past have scarred my soul.
But now I need to be better.
For her.

Warning: This book contains explicit language, sexual situations, and violence which may be upsetting to some. Draw is the first of theGentry Boys series, however this New Adult Romance novel can be read as a stand alone.

Review:

The opening scene in this book surrounds violence, domestic abuse, and the beginning of rape. This might be a trigger to some. Consider this before choosing to read the book.

Slaylor has really low self esteem. She put up with physical abuse from her boyfriend for a long time before she gets the courage to leave. Even though she leaves, which takes strength, she still beats herself up about how worthless she is.

Cord has had a rough upbringing. Abusive father, addict mother, and a family history of crime and trouble. He fights his past as much as his future. Him and his brothers earn a living through underground fighting. Cord has a really negative history with Saylor.

Let me just start by saying this book was not for me. The writing was bad and because of all the spelling/grammar errors, it was very difficult to read. The language chosen was often confusing and didn’t flow right. All of this added up as being difficult to fall into the story.

At first I didn’t mind the plot but then I just couldn’t help but roll my eyes. I don’t enjoy instant love books and that’s what this was. Without any reason, Saylor goes from absolutely hating Cord to being in love with him. Saylor and Cords relationship is unrealistic, forced, and overall none of what happens flows right. The entire plot is unrealistic with none of it making sense. The characters will say something but it doesn’t follow their actions or what is happening in the story. The characters inner monologue repeats the same issues, problems, possibilities, etc. over and over and over and over again.

Overall, in a way this book is about starting over and second chances. And I liked what the author did with Millie’s character. But the book got to the point that I skimmed most of it because I couldn’t stomach what was happening or I was bored. I’m not sure I could recommend this book to anyone.

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