Thursday, 13 November 2014

Book Review - DEATH OF A WATERFALL by Kara Leigh Miller


Blurb:  Twenty year old, college freshman, Teghan Jacobs didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy, was she wrong. Her mother, who’s drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. Her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion.
Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who's responsible: Teghan's father.
My Review
I was looking forward to reading this book. The book blurb sounded interesting, intriguing, and promised a heart-throb to die for.
What I liked:
The book was well written, something which I find incredibly hard to find these days. The plot was fast, fascinating and downright gruesome at times. I constantly wondered what would happen next. It held my interest to keep reading. I didn’t skim, and read it all.
Donnie: A true heart-throb, and very appealing. BUT, I struggled with his character development. He went total OCD towards the end of the novel. I know there were horrendous circumstances, but his reaction came from nowhere--I wasn't convinced.
What I wasn't so keen on:
Teghan. I found her more reminiscent of what I expect from a YA character. Her emotional mood swings were all over the place, and unfortunately a little bit repetitive for me. I would expect a little more grounding for a character slipping into the NA slot.
The sex scenes: I just didn’t like them. In fact I found one scene incredibly cringe worthy. I’m not shy of sex scenes, far from it, but these did nothing for me.
The ending: I honestly turned the page looking for the next chapter. But it wasn’t there—I’d reached the end of the book! To me, the ending didn’t feel like one. I know there are more books to come in this series, but this really was a ‘what the heck moment’. It wasn’t a cliff-hanger, it just stopped.

Will I buy the next book in the series, yes, I think I will. I’d like to know what Miller has in store for the characters. Hopefully the sex will have improved and Teghan will have grown up a bit.
Title: Death of a Waterfall
Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release Date: June 8, 2013
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About the Author: 
Kara is a multi-published erotic romance author who isn’t afraid to fling the bedroom door wide open and jump into bed with her characters. Represented by Dawn Dowdle of The Blue Ridge Literary Agency, Kara loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. An active member of the CNY Writers Haven and the CNY Romance Writers, Kara is also the Managing Editor for the Surge and Romance Imprints at Anaiah Press.
To learn more about Kara, or to find links to her other published works, please visit her website: You can also follow her on Facebook ( and Twitter (



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