Learn to Love Me
by Sinead McDughlas
A tale of childhood suffering, domestic violence and dysfunction evolved into a thriller romance. I enjoyed the plot twists and how the author allowed for pace to reveal the back-story necessary by creating situations for the protagonist to be interviewed. It really is more enjoyable to read it in that form than a narrator info dump. Emily is the protagonist and her tortured past has led her into a situation where she has a stalker-creeper. The length of the list of possible perpetrators speaks volumes towards Emily’s emotional condition.
The verbiage, grammar and use of slang was good and didn’t take away from the story as it has in some works I’ve read. Any issues I had with this book had to do with transitions. I’m not a fan of the speaker changing within a paragraph. Writing breaks within chapters could likely be used to change scenes as opposed to ‘she was on the phone in her kitchen’ and one sentence later in the same paragraph ‘she was almost to Stan’s house’. These may seem kind of picky to some but they detract from the story for me.
Overall I enjoyed the work. I recommend it for readers seventeen and older due to the subject matter.