The Lost Saint  - Bree Despain No more pondering. CLEAN CUT after 59 pages. And I simply use of my status comments as my review (which feels like re-heating yesterdays dinner somehow, but also fits since the book itself seems to be reheated and rechewed, too):

"I had low expectations concerning the first [book in the series] and ended up liking it a lot, but not loving it. Usually I abhor second installments that do not go forward, but backward, you know? Like questioning the love you've just found, being secretive again, holding back physically, yada, yada, yada. And if I had read the blurb more critically I would have known exactly what I got myself: A backward-pedalling story."

Hmm. Maybe the blurb was nor written when I placed my pre-order? That would be a really nice consolation for my ego. But I do not really believe it. It's likelier that I was so baffled about the positive surprise that I just clicked.