I am not exactly a feminist. But this book degraded women to a degree that left me seething. If I had a physical copy of tA huge W.T.F. for this one.
I am not exactly a feminist. But this book degraded women to a degree that left me seething. If I had a physical copy of this book I would toss it in my fireplace. Now, I don't intend this to be an insult to Kristen Ashley as an author, but rather a giant "What the FUCK were you thinking?"
I had to stop reading this book at around the 30% mark. I'll sum up a few of my problems up to that point:
Shy, the main 'hero', is a womanizing, degrading, controlling, macho piece of shit. Here is just one gem from this disgusting man: “Baby, I got a piece of tail, I fuck,” he announced, and that didn’t make me any less peeved. I figured he noted that because he carried on, “I fuck and I do it hard. I take what I want and if the bitch gets off, golden. If she doesn’t let go enough to let me take her there, that’s not my problem.”
Tabby, the 'heroine', is a weak, spineless, deluded, Mary Sue. If Shy told her to jump off a bridge, she'd say "I'm a little unsure about this, Shy," and then she'd do it. Shy is a complete asshole to her so she quits her job and accepts a job out of state. Right as she's packing up, Shy shows up and one kiss later she's swooning and following his orders for her to not move and back out of her new job, without any further explanation from Shy:
“He broke his mouth from hers but felt her short, excited pants against his lips when he said yet again, “You are not leaving.” “Okay,” she breathed, and he closed his eyes, dropped his forehead to hers and sucked in a breath to gain control over the burn in his chest. ... “You’re gettin’ your head together here,” he demanded. “Okay,” she agreed on another breath. ... “What are you doin’?” he asked. “Not leaving,” she answered. ... “Then what’re you doin’?” Shy pushed. “Getting my head together,” she answered. “How long’s that gonna take?” “Two hours.” He felt his lips twitch.”
Now, I'm not exactly a feminist. But fuck this shit.
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