This book contains mega doses of sexually explicit scenes—too many for my liking which made me keep putting the book down. That is not a good thing and did not bode well in my opinion of Pinned. In the narrator’s defence he does apologize for this at the beginning of the book, I guess he had his reasons for putting that much smut in here.
This is a story of an internet love affair or a Craig’s List love affair gone wrong. Who would have thought, someone you meet on the internet and do not get to know personally before you fall head over heels in love would turn out to be someone not trustworthy? I was shocked! I want to say something here about the age of the main character and that he should have been a bit more prudent to keep himself and his possessions safe. Upon further thought, I don’t think age has anything to do with it.
Pinned by Charles W. Massie was slow to start, however; part two picked it up a notch or two which was good because I almost did not finish reading this book. There are some good life lessons here. The first lesson of course is that not everyone you meet on the internet is trustworthy so you need to be careful, or in this case be wary. Lesson number two; trust your instincts. Too often we do not listen to our gut telling us that something is not quite right and we just keep on keeping on. Last but not least is the lesson that you find out very fast who your friends are when you are in trouble. Some of us have many fair weather friends and not enough true friends we can actually count on when the going gets rough.
The cast of characters in Pinned include the two main ones: Mark Casey and Roxanne Patrick, (names in the book were changed to protect the guilty). There were also numerous sheriffs’ deputies who were a bit lax in their duties, Les (Marks ex-roommate) and of course there were various lawyers involved with Mark after his arrest (you will need to read the book to find out why he was arrested).
As for my opinion of this book; I was disappointed in it, not sure I liked it, but I am sure that I will not read anything from this author again. This is of course just my opinion, if you read this book, or have read it your opinion may differ from mine. My rating for Pinned by Charles W. Massie is a low 2**.