Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Donor (The Full Novella) Nikki Rae--A New Adult Book Review

Part One:
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.

They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.

Fortunately for Casey, there’s an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out. 

Part Two:

When Casey joined, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.

As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture?

With the clock ticking, can she find the answers she’s looking for?

Part Three:

Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She's discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.

Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.

Time is something neither of them have.
Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?
I often read book reviews of a book I'm interested in or have to review--in order to see what people thought. I don't usually let it make or break whether or not I read a book, but I'm often curious. When I read the reviews for this book about midway through I thought wow, so many, many people loved this book. It must be amazing, it can't be that many people who love it, and be wrong. Well, they weren't wrong, an opinion isn't wrong, but I feel like I read a different book.

Don't get me wrong the book does have good qualities, but for me, a five star read it was not. I think Nikki accomplished everything she set out to do with the book--making me think about time, and life, amongst other similar things but I just didn't connect with this book like so many countless others.

It was interesting, definitely intriguing but I found it a little strange. It was a lot to take in, even though it's a serial. I just found myself wondering where it was all going. I feel like I missed something--that essential thing that would have made me fall in love with this story.

The characters were likable enough. I just feel like I didn't get their relationship. I didn't feel it.

If as a reader you're looking for a story with a unique and semi-complex plot line--this book is definitely for you. It has all of that. The story was definitely intriguing in that way. It just wasn't for me.

I should warn you the ending is a cliffhanger, it's very open-ended, leaving the reader with a lot of unanswered questions. So, be prepared for that. It definitely threw me for a loop--leaving me with a lot of what if feelings.


  1. Aw, darn! I have this book for review and I was planning on picking it up very soon, so I'm sad to see that you didn't love it. I absolutely ADORED Rae's Sunshine series, so I was looking forward to reading something else by her, but I'm a bit nervous about that cliffhanger ending. I'm wondering if she's planning on writing more of these? Thanks for your review!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Yeah, it just wasn't for me but then again so many people loved it. Maybe you will too!

  2. I believe I've rated it four stars. It wasn't a wow book but I still liked it a lot. I think that the book was just too short to really connect with the characters and to really understand them.

    El @ So Bookalicious