Book Review – Infraction (Breach #2) – K.I Lynn

I’ve been in a book slump for the past 3-4 days. I’ve started and couldn’t finish 3 books and I feel like I’ve become even more demanding as a reader. Then I got Infraction and I just knew this would be the one to break the slump. I’d read and enjoyed Book #1, Breach, so this was to be a sure thing.

Infraction begins right where Breach left off. Lila awakes in hospital after her accident to find a frantic Nathan. He’s of course terrified that she won’t make it but if she does, it’s time to tell her all about him.

While in book #1 we got to know Lila’s past, in this one we find out Nathan’s. Both with such fractured pasts and if they are to be together, they have to heal first. So while in Breach we got steamy scene after steamy scene, in Infraction we got their story, their growth and it was an emotional one. Both have to move past the barriers they’ve erected, to trust each other, if they are to be together.

So I mentioned that I’m becoming more of a demanding reader, if those are the words to describe me. We could also use ‘impatient’ 🙂 I’m just not sure what’s happened. Three months ago I probably would have loved this book, but this time it felt… not new. Please note that while I try to be as objective as possible in my reviews… I’m rarely ever so. I mean which bloggers truly are? I try to say what I felt about a book, and hope that readers understand that while this did not work for me, it might work for them. In fact there’re a lot of 5 star reviews for this one…

So why didn’t it work for me? I feel as if the author completely changed direction with this one. I do understand that characters have to grow emotionally, which is what they did. But I loved Breach so much because the steamy scenes were just incredible. Infraction on the other hand had very few, in fact by 54%, there were still no steamy scenes. Yes, I’ll admit, I wanted the steamy scenes! The angst in Infraction was just a bit too much for me. I understood it and it sometimes touched me, that’s why I finished the book. But all that sexual chemistry that I loved in Breach was mostly missing. In its place, an emotional story that many might love. I just found myself not as invested in their story. Maybe I’m swimming in the shallow pool :/

All in all, while I’m impartial to Lila’s character, I still loved Nathan. They kept joking that he’d had a lobotomy. Yes, he became more emotional, more possessive.

“Is it wrong I hate seeing another man touching you? Is it wrong for me to want to protect what’s mine? I love you, and I don’t want to lose you. What do I have to do to make you understand?”

I did love this new Nathan. But I missed the dirty talking Nathan. Though not as much as in Breach, he was still there…

“Your moans are mine, your orgasms are mine, your body is mine, ” he said through clenched teeth. “You are fucking mine!”

Ah… mine 🙂

So, in conclusion, they grow emotionally, they change as people and they connect in a much deeper sense. Sex is now not the only thing that connects them. The steamy scenes we loved in Breach are much less in Infraction but still there. It is well written and edited and it felt to me as if the series came to an end i.e. no cliffhanger. A quick check shows a third book is in the works though…

3 stars.

Amazon Buy Link – To be added when the book goes live on 3rd September

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Finally I’d like to thank the author for providing this ARC for my review.

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4 Responses to Book Review – Infraction (Breach #2) – K.I Lynn

  1. wendy says:

    I could not agree with you more!!! i found my self looking and looking to find a book without the word or phrase ‘ am / he broken , am/ he/she is damaged.. AM tired of waiting for a book that was so so good and when the book 2 comes out it like reading little parts of all the books i have read before..and AM tired of screaming and shreeking women who so mature in bk 1 a hot mess in bk 2 and I hate when the MAN is so different in bk 2 like they lost their masculinity ,
    .,

    • That’s precisely it. One of the books I couldn’t finish had the same thing! All reviewers gave it 4-5 stars and I started thinking its probably just me. I think I’ve just decided that there’re too many books for me to be stuck with one I don’t enjoy…. And clearly I enjoy a different kind of thing. To each their own 🙂

  2. Dorothy says:

    Shit, after reading your review, I’m totally bummed. I will read it. I like emotion, but sex is always a good thing when done right. I like you, have become somewhat challenging for writers. As usual enjoyed your review.

    • I know you loved Breach just like I did so you might have a different take on it. I dunno… While I loved some of the emotion I just thought there was a lot that wasn’t similar to breach… And especially things I loved in breach… I think it was to make sure the characters developed and that the book isn’t all smut… So I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy that aspect. I was going for smut… Unashamedly 😉 but it wasn’t what I got hence my disappointment!

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