ABOUT THE BOOK
Lana and Val are best friends who both have bad luck with men, until they finally meet someone. For Lana, it's her hot new boss, Leo. For single mother Val, she meets sexy detective, Travis, through an unfortunate situation. When Leo suddenly ends the affair, Lana plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse to find out why. Val must decide whether to stand by her friend or follow the law. Will Lana's actions tear them apart or can their relationship survive?
3 out of 5 stars
One of the most dramatic and complicated parts of life can be love. This is basically a fact of life. Conflicting ideals, personalities, or goals can get in the way of two people in love or one person could expect more from the relationship than the other is willing to give. Overall, love is complex and more often than not does not work out the way one expects it to or wishes it would. In Closure or Ammo by Sharryn Dotson, the first novel in the Series of Choices series, Lana and Val experience this reality firsthand in their experiences with their respective love interests.
Lana and Val do their best to navigate the torrents of love while also dealing with the other complications of life such as work, friendship, motherhood and even the issues that come when one’s baby daddy is arrested for being in a gang. Lana and Val are very different people who approach situations in very different ways but are both equally likable on their own. The plot of the novella progresses naturally and keeps the reader hooked. The slight surprising twist at the end of the work makes the reader want more and encourages them to go on the second installment, which I know I will definitely do soon!
While I enjoyed the novella overall as a form of simple entertainment, I believe that perhaps the characters could have been fleshed out a little more in order to better understand their actions towards the end of the work. Towards the end of the novella, the characters began to act a bit immaturely and illogically. Rather than learning from mistakes, Lana and Val’s personalities remained basically unchanged throughout the novel, which is unsatisfying for the reader. The end of the novel was also quite abrupt. However, this may simply be a product of the short length of the work.
Overall, Closure or Ammo is an exciting and interesting work about the tumults of love and the consequences of secrets. The characters, though a bit immature, are likable and easily draw the reader in and keep them invested in the story. Closure or Ammo is sure to appeal to any reader who enjoys light erotica with a bit of mystery thrown in.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sharryn Dotson was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s in journalism. Sharryn lives with her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.