Doll Mona Leigh: After marking a healthy number of reading ‘firsts’ off my list over the past few months, I can no...morePreviously posted at Paperback Dolls.
Doll Mona Leigh: After marking a healthy number of reading ‘firsts’ off my list over the past few months, I can now cross off reading a ménage à trois. New author Tara Lain has turned up the heat in Genetic Attraction. A quick and sizzling read at 144 pages, I found her characters appealing and their *ahem* interaction highly entertaining and smokin’ hot.
Just like everyone else in the world, Em, Jake, and Roan struggle with feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, love, lust, and jealousy. Jake and Roan want their relationship with Em to work, but because of their age differences, she’s afraid they’ll get tired of her and break her heart. If they want their new arrangement to succeed, they have to resolve their issues with each other while conquering personal fears.
If reading about unconventional sex makes you uncomfortable, then this would probably be off your charts. But if you’re broadminded and not easily embarrassed, you might be pleasantly surprised. This book isn’t for everyone, but personally, I enjoyed it. If a book is interesting, the sexual preferences and practices of the characters aren’t a problem for me. In my humble opinion, this would be a pretty dull world if everyone was exactly the same. Viva la difference.
Doll KittNLuv (me): Like Mona, this is also a first for me in a few categories. My first m/m and my fist ménage à trois. Needless to say I was treading in untested waters. When Mona asked me what my thoughts were, the first and only thought that came to mind was 'interesting' I know, I know. Not really the best way to describe a romantic read, but I needed some time to get my thoughts in order.
What I did like was the *ahem* 'interactions' really were hot and surprisingly tame to what I was expecting. To a noob like myself, it's much appreciated. To a connoisseur, though, they may have a different opinion. I also really liked the depth of emotion from both Jake and Em when it came to their love for one another.
What I can't understand is Em's love for Rhoan and visa versa. With this being a relatively short read, there just wasn't enough time for me to except such undying affection.
I will agree with Mona that if reading about unconventional sex makes you uncomfortable, then this would probably be too much. Genetic Attraction will take you through an array of emotions and taboos not easily excepted to everyone. Though, if your like myself (or Mona) and open to possibilities, you should give this scorching debut a try.(less)
I was really looking forward to reading On These Silken Sheets, so much so, that I gushed about it to my friend dear friend Mona Leigh who ended up be...moreI was really looking forward to reading On These Silken Sheets, so much so, that I gushed about it to my friend dear friend Mona Leigh who ended up being able to read it before me. O.o As I finally delved in and started to devour it, I was in total love, that is until I reached the third story and it felt as if the book I was reading was taken away and replaced with a complete and random 180. While the first two stories are smexy and extremely HOT, the last two left me cold and sad. (less)