Dominic (Slater Brothers, #1) By: L.A. Casey
Genres: Contemporary Romance Series: Slater Brothers #1 Published on
May 15th 2014 Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Pages:
342 Format: Kindle
WARNING: If you don't like leading males that are possessive pr**ks, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don't like leading females that are stubborn bi**hes, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don't like characters who have bad tempers, Dominic is NOT for you. Most of all, if you don't like characters who CURSE A LOT and say EXACTLY what they feel and are thinking without sugar coating it then Dominic is REALLY NOT for you. I just want this warning in here so people will be aware of the books content: ) After a car accident killed her parents when she was a child, Bronagh Murphy chose to box herself off from people in an effort to keep herself from future hurt. If she doesn't befriend people, talk to them or acknowledge them in any way they leave her alone just like she wants. When Dominic Slater enters her life, ignoring him is all she has to do to get his attention. Dominic is used to attention, and when he and his brothers move to Dublin, Ireland for family business, he gets nothing but attention. Attention from everyone except the beautiful brunette with a sharp tongue. Dominic wants Bronagh and the only way he can get to her, is by dragging her from the boxed off corner she has herself trapped in the only way he knows how...by force. Dominic wants her, and what Dominic wants, Dominic gets.
It took me a while to actually warm up to this book, and from that point on it was pretty much ups and downs for me. I liked some part of the book, and some parts I really didn’t care for. I found this book shared the same problem I had with the most New Adult genre I’ve read. The dialogs were almost full of profanity, and they aren’t particularly creative either, they were just full of really ugly words. I guess I get the desire to cursing every now and then, especially when your emotions are running high. Well that was the thing, emotions ran intense in this book. Everyone in the book was always shouting and screaming at each other. As well as hitting, and throwing things at each other. This book was just so full of personal violence, and I wasn’t really sure what to think of it. I just didn’t get it, was I reading a book or listening to a really foul, violence rap song?
I think I would’ve liked the book better if the plot was a little more clear, because it was just chaos after chaos. I thought about all of the drama and chaos, and how they took away any chance to actually get to know the characters. So, the Slater brothers were hot, well, that was really the only impression I had throughout the book.
I don’t dislike nor did I like Bronagh, I thought she had issuess, so many issues. Which I didn’t think the book really explored with them. We learned she had issue with letting people in, due to her parents die at a young age, and that was really all the book talked about. In the end, I couldn’t really connected with her. I thought she was a troubled character, had a really hot temper and a foul mouth. Supposedly she was a straightforward girl, but really, I just thought she had no filter what so ever.
I thought the “Kissing Booth” part in the book was so strange. I honestly was weird out by the whole situation. And given what I understand about Bronagh, I was quite surprised by how she actually agreed to do it. And why the heck was there a “Kissing Booth” school tradition, where male students paid 2 euro to pick a girl of the booth and kiss them mouth to mouth? In this case, it turned out to be a full on making-out while in school!
I found the story plot was not strong, and the majority of the book was just dramas after dramas. There were tons of moments I found the situations contradicted. From what I understood, the Slater brothers would never hit a woman, however, Nico had no trouble putting his hands all over Brought, which was basically sexual harassment.
The more I read, the more I was disturbed by how the MCs started their relationship, honestly it made little sense to me. How can she be so annoyed with him, to the point where they were constantly telling each other they hated each other. And the next thing you know, she thought she had feelings for him, and that was that.
I also found it odd that when Brought came home after taking a beating from her classmate, where her sister reacted in threaten to kill the person. But when Boughan claimed it was a someone she didn’t know, her sister immediately dropped the topic, she made no attempt to contact the police nor did she take her injured sister to the hospital. I found the sequences very troubling, and extremely odd.
I really didn’t like Boughna’s sister, she was my least like a character from the book. I thought she was an awful guardian, and a really poor role model for her sister. She thought to use violence as the answer to all of her problems. Which may explain why Boughan was the way she was.
When the story was nearly at the end, I thought the huge “plot twist” just came out of nowhere. And I have to say, how it happened and how it ended were neither good, nor bad. Just meh.
Overall, this was an entertaining read for sure, mainly because all the dramas. The story plot was alright, nothing exciting, and the characters were just okay too. Be prepared with no actual conversations, and yelling, screaming matches with lots of profanity. Also, violence is the answer for everything.