Sunday, February 28, 2016

review || ACROSS THE HALL by Kylie Walker

Kylie Walker | February 24, 2016 | New Adult Romance


Jude Falken has just been released from prison on good behavior.

He's hot as hell, owns one of the largest fashion empires & has women coming and going day and night.

A delivery girl that shows up at his loft leaves him intrigued.

She's gorgeous, shy & totally off limits.

She's his best friends little sister.

Jude knows better, he swore he wouldn't go there.


After returning from a year long internship in Paris, Jillian Warren is back in her hometown of Manhattan and steering clear of men.

Her new neighbor has her curious, wanting to know more. Her roommate & brother keeps telling her stay away but she can't.

As their worlds collide, Jillian soon finds out there is a darker side to Jude and she will soon be fighting her own emotions and memories of the one man she left in Paris.

Her past will soon catch up with her. She will be forced to decide.

Big brother's best friend or the hurtful memories of her past in Paris.

{ about kylie walker } .

A true Canadian at heart, although I love to travel anywhere warm.

I am a book addict, coffee addict, a wine addict and a writer!

{ review } .

This was a story that had incredible promise. Kylie Walker's ability to write does poke through in some of the dialogue, monologue, and scenes, but at other points, aspects of her writing fell through. I enjoyed watching as Jillian fought her older, overprotective brother, as she went after the one she wanted -- Jude. After all, you always want what's bad for you, the one thing everyone tells you stay away from.

Jude was a character who could have come across extremely hard. However, I found that Ms. Walker wrote him well, with his desires for his best friend's sister, but knowing he wasn't exactly what Jillian needed in her life.

While there were definite high points to this story, I personally could not engage as much as I wanted to. The opening paragraph was lackluster and I often find that if I'm not grabbed from the very first sentence, the probability of me connecting later in the book are slim.

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