My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Wayward Son (Wayward Saints #4) by K.Renee is the next book in this series. You could read this as a standalone but, as I have stated after reading each of the previous books, I don’t recommend it because the storylines do interact/overlap with each other and the best way to enjoy this series would be to start at the beginning.
This story focuses on Dom, Anslie’s brother and Cason’s son and Collette/Coley. Wow, I am not sure where to begin with their story. For me the story started off good and then BAM, it just got over the top cheesy for my taste and talk about FAST, their story gives “insta-love” a whole new meaning and honestly, I really didn’t “feel” it and I didn’t particularly enjoy it. The storyline between this couple was immature, the relationship moved at lightning speed which, hence, made it totally unbelievable for me on any level. I just had a hard time connecting with this story and/or the characters and its too bad because I looked forward to Dom’s story.
There was one “twist” in the story with Dom that I truly disliked and then it never got resolved. I am assuming it will pick up in the next book, I mean it HAS to because you don’t just drop a “bomb” like that and then leave it unresolved and yet nobody seemed to even care, it was odd to me.
The writing this time around faltered a bit for me and personally, going forward, I need much more growth in the characters development because this book left me unsatisfied. The potential for this group and its future characters could be limitless and although this book for me fell very short of my expectations, I hope it picks up again with the next one.
I am still intrigued by the secondary characters as well as catching up with Brantley, Anslie, and their family as well as Gunner and Casey, Cason and Henley and now, Dom and Coley and their family, but this book left me a bit hesitant going forward. I don’t just need a great executed storyline but I also need and want great character development, “believable” and “relatable” character development and this book just didn’t meet up to my personal reading expectations. Every author at times can have a hiccup and this book was it for me but I am holding out hope that I won’t be disappointed in the next story.