I think this book proved to me that I am not the literature-guru I sometimes believe myself to be.
I didn't really "get it" and therefore only marked i...moreI think this book proved to me that I am not the literature-guru I sometimes believe myself to be.
I didn't really "get it" and therefore only marked it as "ok/2-stars." The style was interesting and some of the confusion felt by the father was palpable, but for the most part I was getting lost in the long run on paragraphs with dozens of commas and new thoughts entering the already perplexing subjects.(less)
I did not have any expectations on this book and EVEN THEN it still fell horribly short.
For starters, I didn't know or realize that Triple Threat was...moreI did not have any expectations on this book and EVEN THEN it still fell horribly short.
For starters, I didn't know or realize that Triple Threat was only 50 e-pages in length. Once I had this realization, I falsely figured that such a short story would be packed to the brim teeming with sexuality and ridiculous scenarios. I couldn't help but assume that the lack of pages would be made up for with good content.
False -- just super-short, unimaginative sex scene(s?), with an increddddibly cheesy and forced we-were-once-together-"military"-you're-my-home-love story intertwined; frankly, I was left overall entirely dissatisfied.
The only redeeming quality to this story was that it was available for free from bn.com.(less)
A dear friend of mine recommended the Harlequin Blaze series to me after a conversation we had had about 50 Shades of Grey, which she didn't find nea...moreA dear friend of mine recommended the Harlequin Blaze series to me after a conversation we had had about 50 Shades of Grey, which she didn't find nearly as raunchy as touted or at least not raunchy enough to have warranted the cultural explosion and overwhelming financial success the book has had. When I questioned where her expertise in the field lie, she pointed me here, citing that she had finished many of these books and they were cheap, quick reads with a great trash element to them that could match or surpass 50 Shades of Grey.
I couldn't argue her either way because despite how I tend to jump on popular-media's-bandwagon-love-affair of all thing, I had not taken part in the rise of pornographic novels, popularized so heavily as of late. So I did what any sensible woman would do - I downloaded the e-versions of both 50 Shades of Grey and the first book of the Blaze series, Notorious. Even though I was reading this on public transportation to and from Manhattan, the anonymity granted by the e-reader actually added to the relative "excitement." I got wrapped up very quickly in the silly story of Noah and Keely (a name that honestly made most of the book more difficult to get through) as they re-connect in Las Vegas after he mistakenly assumes her former bad-girl image from small town USA has followed her into adulthood and that she is some form of adult entertainment -- a stripper, call-girl, hooker -- that he must save from herself by proving not every man wants her for sex alone.
And guess what? HE JUST CAN'T KEEP HIS HANDS TO HIMSELF!
I finished it in less than 3 days/6 trips on the train. Considering this was the premiere story in the series, I have to say it was overall good. My biggest gripes centered around some of the downright AWFUL choices in descriptive words Thompson chose to make in some of her racier moments and most specifically, the pre-epilogue ending had me cringing openly in public.
Going in with no expectation other than to be mildly entertained by the romance novel world did me wonders and allowed me to accept this book (and God help me, others to come) for what it was: purely worthless literature that had me a little riled up and giggling with embarrassed to be reading it.(less)