It has potential!
Okay I'll preface this review with, I'm not a huge fan of romances but I'll try not to let my bias affect what I'm about to say.
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An Accidental Evil was an interesting read on the cusp of being something really great. After a slightly confusing first chapter I settled into the story (I got lost on which character was who, and what their connections were with the other characters). In terms of writing, a few times there were paragraphs that had a lot of "I did...I turned...I something" which began to feel a bit repetitive but other than that there wasn't a lot to complain about in that regard. However on the flip side of that, there wasn't a lot to compliment greatly, for a romance it lacked the descriptions that could get the reader to understand the protagonists emotions sincerely.
My main gripe with the story (which meant I stopped after 11 chapters or so) was the romance. Without giving away too much, I felt the romance was forced and far too quick to be considered natural. In less than 48 hours, the characters had met, stalked, rejected, got back together, separated from a fight/being found out and became a couple. They behaved as if they had been together for months or years and that took away from the experience for me. Mariko made a point of wanting someone who could feel love but yet their relationship is completely sex driven. It's always important to consider the time from the first meeting to the first I LOVE YOU, those are big words and should be said in a reasonable amount of time.
All in all, the story has it's flaws BUT at it's core I think there is something quite interesting here. For now it's execution could be improved and perhaps for someone who enjoys romance the flaws were not as big a deal for them.
*So take my grumbling with a grain of salt!
I don't know how to end this other than to say - It has potential!