My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Date read: April 14, 2017
BEST DAY EVER by KAIRA ROUDA is a dark, thrilling, and sinister tale of deception and betrayal that takes place over a 24-hr period and had me flipping those pages with anticipation and fascination finishing the book in less than 24-hrs. I could not put this book down!
Okay, for the first part of this novel it takes a little while to get yourself into the book and into the mindset of the main character but as you read on you get the idea of what the author is trying to portray here. It is definitely worth the read and it gets easier and better as the story progresses.
KAIRA ROUDA delivers a gripping and highly entertaining read here told from the first person point of view of our main character Paul Strom who is described as an unreliable narrator by the author. He is narcissistic, arrogant, a womanizer, and a psychopath who is trying to have the Best Day Ever with his wife Mia. The author does a wonderful job portraying the mindset of this character as he is so well-written you totally get into his head and you discover rather quickly that there is definitely something not quite right here. Which will have you wondering why is this the best day ever and who is actually going to have the best day ever, Mia or Paul?
This character is not an easy one to read, I didn’t really like him very much as he has a horrible attitude and is really high on himself. You might also get a little lost sometimes as he will just go off into an inner monologue with himself confusing you even more. Once I figured out what was happening though then I found it rather easy to follow along with the storyline.
The ending was satisfying with all loose ends tied up neatly in a bow. This time around I really liked that the author chose to end the story that way as I needed clarification and closure. I did find the book somewhat predictable at times but there were a few little twists along the way to keep me interested enough throughout and I was totally curious in how this was all going to play out. Would recommend!
Publication date: September 19, 2017
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Kaira Rouda, and Harlequin Books for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.