I sincerely regret losing the 5 hours and 23 minutes that it took to read this book. If I could rewind time and go back to approximately 10:02 am whenI sincerely regret losing the 5 hours and 23 minutes that it took to read this book. If I could rewind time and go back to approximately 10:02 am when I discovered this novel on my computer and said "Hey, isn't this that sexy hostage story I read all those great reviews about?"; and instead cut my entire 4 acre lawn with a push-mower in the 102 degree heat--well I'd probably be washing grass out my hair right about now.
Yep, that's how dissapointing this book was. There is a grace required to writing bittersweet or unhappily-ever-after endings--and whoever the fuck wrote this did not possess it.
If you liked the first one, you'll like this one. It was essentially the exact same book. I'll admit that I liked Jessica a lot less than I liked MyrnIf you liked the first one, you'll like this one. It was essentially the exact same book. I'll admit that I liked Jessica a lot less than I liked Myrna, but Sed was great. As odd as it sounds, I very pleased that Sed remained his normal asshole self. Typically in romance series, side characters from previous books will have a whole new personality when it's their time in the spotlight. Nope, Sed was still a dick through and through, and I didn’t mind a bit....more
I have no idea what to think about this book. It had one of those endings where you’re grinning from ear to ear and think, “Man, that was fucking awesI have no idea what to think about this book. It had one of those endings where you’re grinning from ear to ear and think, “Man, that was fucking awesome!” (I know, the book has obviously influenced by vocabulary today). But I’m not sure my last impression should overshadow all of my intermediate impressions, which were along the lines of, “Are they screwing again? Seriously? Maybe I should go over my Cell Bio notes one more time…And I should probably do another load of laundry…Oh hey! Seinfeld’s on!”
For me, books are easily gauged by ‘put-down-ability’ because I would rather read than do anything else in the entire world (with exception to various action RPGs and intermittent cigarette breaks); therefore, the fact that cleaning and studying took precedence over reading this smut speaks for itself.
And smut it was! Oh boy. Hot, hot, hot. Some of the stuff pushed the envelope a bit, sometimes in weirdly kinky ways, other times in gross/disturbing ways; but what really made the story was the actual romance. I won’t lie, my 14-year-old self had a major thing for Pete Wentz, and I still find the lead-singer of Chevelle to be insanely hot, but I typically find tattoos and piercings to be completely off-putting. So I wasn’t crazy over any of characters’ physical descriptions, but Brian’s sweetness outshone any of my misgivings, and for an erotica novel (which it definitely, definitely was) it was very well-written, paced, and dramatized. It’s still up in the air whether or not I’m going to read the next installment, though.
The bottom line is: All sex and no plot makes Kylie a bored girl.
But the sex was really, really hot…if you can handle 400 pages of it.
*****Amendment****** I'm now going to pretend they look like the members of Avenged Sevenfold and will have no more issues will physical appearance. (What are the odds of five hot guys in one band, really? Rev was the sexiest, too. So sad.) ...more