Review – Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank

Seriously, if you want to read a book about a barely legal girl and her teacher having a relationship then yes this is the book you want to read – but if you want either of them to make you turn the pages quickly to be part of their world because of how beautiful their love is for each other this will be a disappointment because that just doesn’t show up within this story. ~ Daniella, Guilty Pleasures

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Tick, tick, tock.

Time.

That’s all I have now.

A small room, a photograph, and time.

They want me to trust them and confess my sins.

They told me they wouldn’t judge me—they lied.

I thought we could convince the world that this wasn’t a crime.

We were wrong.

Time doesn’t stand still.

The clock keeps ticking, the world is unconvinced, and now…

Now he is gone.

Review copy provided for an honest review

reviewedbyDaniella

I wanted to go into this story with an open mind. And I tried, honestly tried. I had the tiny hope of trying because the the girl, Addison, was 18, so you know there is the tiny fleeting hope that I could get past the high school teacher and high school student love story.

I was able to overlook the age issues glaring at me but couldn’t get past the fact neither lead character had anything redeeming in them for me to care about them. Both Addison and Mr. McKendrick were two people that were just so hard to find anything likable about. I could find nothing on any level to commiserate with or understand about Addison and her bitchy, nasty persona not even when her past is revealed. There was nothing for me to latch on to and keep in the forefront while reading the story. I couldn’t find anything good about Mr. McKendrick. He would keep saying to himself that what he was doing and thinking was wrong but he kept doing it. Driving me crazy and getting me angrier and more annoyed with both characters.

These are not feelings you want while reading a book. At some point either lead character who is just nasty or irritating or stupid should have an epiphany, whether large or small, and realize their stupidity and then find a way to fix the stupidity. This never happened. I never had my heart tug for either of them nor did I quickly turn pages to find out what would happen next. I was cringing each time I turned the page – not the feeling someone wants while reading.

Seriously, if you want to read a book about a barely legal girl and her teacher having a relationship then yes this is the book you want to read – but if you want either of them to make you turn the pages quickly to be part of their world because of how beautiful their love is for each other this will be a disappointment because that just doesn’t show up within this story.

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