I really, really, tried to like this book but the writing and characters felt a little bit strange and off to me. I couldn't connect with eitDNF @ 55%
I really, really, tried to like this book but the writing and characters felt a little bit strange and off to me. I couldn't connect with either Aiden or Elisa. Everything happened way too fast for my liking, especially their relationship. Why was he suddenly so obsessed with her? Why her, all of a sudden? They literally met one day, and then the next, he's become super obsessed and possessive of her?! WHAT IS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? Oh well, at least I tried. I did, however, feel sympathetic towards Elisa regarding her deportation and immigration status. Those moments felt real and interesting so I was intrigued. Too bad it didn't last very long......more
Sadly, not my favorite book by Sarah MacLean. I didn't connect with either the hero or heroine even though I wanted to so badly. I felt like it was miSadly, not my favorite book by Sarah MacLean. I didn't connect with either the hero or heroine even though I wanted to so badly. I felt like it was missing the spark and heart from Sarah's previous books and everything felt so calculated? In fact, it made me miss the books that I've read from her! Oh well, I tried to love this book but unfortunately it did not work out. Hopefully the next one will be better. It certainly sounds very interesting. :)...more
Highly addictive, extremely dark, and shocking introduction to Pepper Winters' brand new Dollar series.
Pepper Winters continues to amaze me with her iHighly addictive, extremely dark, and shocking introduction to Pepper Winters' brand new Dollar series.
Pepper Winters continues to amaze me with her imagination, talent, and writing ability. Compared to Tears of Tess, which features a somewhat similar scenario and heroine, I'd say Pennies was a lot darker and more horrifying to read because of what Tasmin went through. She suffered in the hands of her captor for nearly two years! I can honestly say that there are no "heroes" in this book. If anything, Elder Prest is an anti-hero. While he does end up saving Pim near the end, I worry for her future because he tells her that what he has in store for her... isn't pretty. It's very interesting and I can't wait to see how their relationship will develop in the next book. At the very least, he'll be hell of a lot nicer than that psychotic bastard, Alrik.
“You’re worth pennies, but I’ll make you worth fucking millions. However, what I expect in return will be unpayable.”
Prior to starting this book, I was quite hesitant read it because of how heavy and dark the material was. Slavery, rape, and human trafficking? Not something I'd want to read if I ever want to be happy. But I did, and even though I was horrified and shocked by the content, I really really liked this book. My heart broke for Pim and for the girl she once was. I feel like her mother had something to do with this? And even though Elder Prest wasn't exactly the best person to rely on, I'm just glad he was able to save Pim in time. The first time they met, sparks literally flew! I do have to say though, what I did find to be spectacularly romantic about this book was Elder and Pim's one kiss and moment together.
"Already, I felt the corruption inside me clawing for more. One taste, one touch, one kiss, one fuck. One was all I was permitted."
In the end, I thought this was a stunning first novel to the Dollar series and now I absolutely can't wait for the next book coming in September. I want to learn more about Elder's past and I really really hope Pim will finally talk to him! Call me crazy, but I actually found it kind of sweet how he constantly tried to make her talk despite her vow not to do so. Anyway, I highly recommend Pennies to those who are looking for a suspenseful, addicting, and very dark series to read. Just one more month until Dollars will be released!...more
A quick and super sexy read with plenty of steam and dirty talk.
When I first picked up this book, I honestly did not expect much. The synopsis sounde A quick and super sexy read with plenty of steam and dirty talk.
When I first picked up this book, I honestly did not expect much. The synopsis sounded a bit cliché but I did find the premise of Love Child, a baby-making company, to be quite interesting. It actually makes sense! Maybe I'm just crazy.
While reading Love Child, there were plenty of sexy moments and even heartbreaking ones between our hero and heroine, Abel and Adeline. Although I had wished it was a bit longer so that our main characters could be more fleshed out, it was still a very enjoyable read. I was actually quite curious about both of Abel and Adeline's upbringing and their family. The author did briefly mention Adeline's but I don't remember much information for Abel.
As for the chemistry and romance between Abel and Adeline. Holy cow did these two have lots of it! You could feel the palpable engery/tension between these two from the very beginning! They were attracted to one another and while I'm not a huge fan of insta-love, I'll let this one go since it's a quickie. Let's just say that he really wanted to get into her pants and vice-versa, hehe.
In any case, I really enjoyed the love scenes between these two and the dirty talk by Abel was definitely a bonus. I'll definitely be checking out more of Kat Austen's books from now on!...more
Major intense dislike for the hero. I can't tolerate this kind of behavior from my male heroes who treat their female lead as crap. I know heDNF @ 22%
Major intense dislike for the hero. I can't tolerate this kind of behavior from my male heroes who treat their female lead as crap. I know he'll eventually change for the better later on but the fact that I have to go through great lengths just to get there? No. Not to mention Kate is kind of a doormat even though I sympathize with her greatly. It's exasperating that she lets other take advantage of her....more