Every Time He Leaves (The Raeven Sisters #1) by Anna Karington, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Romance
Published~ September 25, 2015

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
I'm different now. I won't be that girl again. I'm in control. I'm the one who's going to leave him wishing he'd given me his everything when he had the chance... 

Lana Raeven and Jarek Dean shared a night of passion, but the next morning, she woke up alone. Nine years later, Lana works as a successful event coordinator for a prestigious company. Bold and confident in every area but love, she hasn’t ever recovered from Jarek’s abandonment. However, a chance encounter with her former lover grants her an opportunity to take back her power. 

Rather than chastising him for his cruelty, she plays unfazed and invites him back into her life. Using her ingenuity and sensuality as weapons, she draws him in with the intention of destroying him as he once destroyed her. But her plan for revenge isn’t as simple as she initially believed, for the more time she spends with Jarek, the more she’s reminded of why she loved him. And if she isn’t careful, she could lose him all over again.

My Thoughts
Romance with a twist.  I did not see the reason for Jarek's abandonment coming...at all.  After reading it, I wasn't surprised that was the reason, but I still had not seen that one coming..which I appreciate from an author!

The writing style was fantastic, but I had a hard time with some of the characters.  It seemed like Lana just was somewhat bitter and having a woe is me dialogue for parts of the book.  Jarek was confusing, he came back all successful, but couldn't figure out what was wrong with the girl he abandoned?  The sisters and mom seem horrible...so I guess my problem is not how they were created and presented, but that I didn't really like any of the characters that much..except maybe the attorney?  Thankfully, as the story progressed I did start to like Lana, Jarek and Janet.  

AK creates realistic emotional scenes and intimate moments in her story.  While I thought some of the book was a bit too much from Lana POV, I can easily see someone having those thoughts, concerns and feelings if they were in her situation.  For those that enjoy romances with a happy ending and a few twists in the plot I would recommend this book!

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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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