That's what I get for not wanting to read reviews before I start a book. I was convinced this was a bookDNF at chapter 4 This one is just not for me.
That's what I get for not wanting to read reviews before I start a book. I was convinced this was a book in third person and I was so looking forward to read it because its set against the backdrop of political America. I am fascinated by anything to do with US politics and law enforcement, especially in my romance reading. So I was all giddy when I started reading...and then right on the first page I had to do a backtrack...
Wait, what? This is written in first person? Okay, I can handle that...there are authors who make me like first person so now worries there. So I kept on reading... But then the POV (in first person) changed to the hero and the story continued in his first person narrative...this is where it started to get harder for me to stay in the story. Then I found out the ages of the main characters: 21 and 26 Now there's nothing wrong with these ages but combined with the fact that this book turned out to be a NA, written in dual first person narrative was just too much for me. I'm not a fan of NA (with the occassional exception if it's by a favorite and trusted author) and I'm definitely not a fan of first person narrative. This was for me a sign to stop reading because I was not going to enjoy this book. I can take either one of these things on their own and overlook them if I'm enjoying a book and the book has pulled me in. But in this case it just wasn't working for me. Which makes me sad, but life is too short and I have too little reading time to read books that aren't giving me reading pleasure.
I am not rating this book because I don't think I read enough to warrant a rating and any rating I'd give because of the DNF would be unfair to the author as it's not her fault I'm just not a big fan of NA or first person narrative....more
Another 2015-favorite by Alisha Rai! I can't even express how much I loved this book as there wasn't a single thing I didn't love about it. But will tAnother 2015-favorite by Alisha Rai! I can't even express how much I loved this book as there wasn't a single thing I didn't love about it. But will try in the review below:
I've been waiting for this story since I read GLUTTON FOR PLEASURE in 2011 and ever since I re-read it recently, I've been down-right desperate. Especially after reading an excerpt of the first chapter on Alisha Rai's website.
I really liked Rana. She is impulsive, unapologetic and tells it like it is. She loves sex and isn't ashamed of that but she does think it's time to settle down with Mr. Right and be less of a wild, bad (in her mother's eyes) girl. Under her take-no-shit attitude there are hints and little moments of insecurity and self-doubt. This made her into a character I really loved and one of that made my favorite heroines-list.
Micah gave me shivers, the good kind. He's a broody, temperamental and mysterious hermit artist with his dark secrets and the hints at him being broken. The mysterious references to what incident scarred him literally and figuratively were intriguing to say the least and kept me poised to know what had happened. And lest we forget (and I will NEVER forget this), he's dirty and sexy. So much so I forgive Alisha Rai for giving him long hair
I loved this book so hard! It was funny, it was emotional and it was hot! It was unapologetic yet never rude or crass and it was sexy without ever turning tacky. Alisha Rai's writing has truly evolved over the last few years and I'm not saying it wasn't good to begin with, it's just got even better. And I love it more and more with each book she writes.
Memorable Scenes: - the foyer scene > so sexy my knees buckled and I was sitting down - the search for condoms in Rana's purses > so funny and I almost pumped my fist too when she found what she was looking for - Rana kicking two douchebags out of the restaurant > Go Rana! - Leena and Devi comforting Rana after her heartbreak > warm fuzzies all over
Favorite Quotes: Now she craved him frightfully, the way a person on a carb-free diet might crave a huge muffin. She needed that muffin. She wanted to make love to that muffin. She wanted to engage in acts of questionable legality with that muffin.
Earlier, he’d made grand gestures of sweeping her doors wide for her. Sorry, bub. Chivalry wasn’t just working door handles.
Each word that fell from his scarred lips was like the stroke of a velvet-encased hand over her body, so stimulating it took her a second to process the content of his words.
Curtains, door, arms, heart. All open. Only for you....more