A few months back, I read McLaughlin and Dover’s Dark Room. It’s the first book in their Society X series and was an enjoyable read. Viewing Room is the second in the standalone series and another great book.
While I did enjoy both books, there were different things to enjoy about them. Viewing Room was less focused on the club Society X, and instead had more of a private investigation feel, due to the main character’s professions. This helped add diversity to the series and I welcomed it more than if I were reading another similar book to Dark Room.
I also really enjoyed Hunter and Kennedy. They both have a deep past and strong personalities. This made reading from their points of view really work for me. Even side characters, while not seeing as much of some as I would have liked, added to the story.
I feel that overall the story was great and it was all entertaining. Though, near the end, the series of events were a little extreme compared to how the rest of the book was going. It was all well-written, and not totally out of left field, but at the same time almost too sensational for the tone set earlier on. On the other hand, this also helped set this book apart from the first in the series, while having Society X as the common thread.
It’ll be interesting to see where these two authors go from here with the series. The possibilities are almost endless when a place like Society X and its diverse clientele are involved.
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About the McLaughlin:
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.
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About the Dover:
NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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